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St. Paul says its schools are ahead of the nation on discipline

St. Paul’s work appears to be just what the Obama administration ordered with its new guidelines, issued Jan. 8, urging districts to scrap potentially discriminatory practices and employ strategies that include counseling and cultural-awareness training.

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Madison schools eye $10 million plan to get a digital device to every student

The Wisconsin district's 1-to-1 computing plan — part of a proposed total of $31 million in technological spending over five years — stages distribution of the digital devices to students and staff from the 2014-15 school year through the 2018-19 school year.

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Enid superintendent Hime leaving to lead Okla. school boards association

Shawn Hime, superintendent of Enid Public Schools since 2008, is leaving the district to become executive director of Oklahoma State School Board Association. Hime’s duties there begin April 1.

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David Levin named CEO of McGraw-Hill Education

David Levin, chief executive of United Business Media since 2005, has been appointed president and chief executive of McGraw-Hill Education, the US school and college textbook publisher.

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Vernier Software & Technology announces wireless sensors for science and STEM education

Go Wireless Temp is a rugged, stainless-steel temperature sensor. Its durability, temperature range and wireless capability make it ideal for a variety of classroom experiments using iOS devices.

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Seven firms seek to run schools in Camden, N.J.

Seven organizations applied to open "renaissance schools" in Camden last week, including one seeking to operate Camden High School along with two city elementary schools.

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Study: Positive school climate helps deter drug use

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Democrat and education reformer George Miller set to retire from Congress

Miller, 68, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, worked closely with Rep. John Boehner and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy to pass "No Child Left Behind" in 2002.

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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

At first glance, Quiet Time looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can't sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds

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Charter schools should educate, not discriminate

More research must be focused on how charters could be better structured to serve ELLs, and charters schools’ admissions procedures should be examined with more scrutiny to ensure that they are completely fair.

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