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Nation’s Principals Release Evidence-based Policy Solutions to Federal Lawmakers

Representatives of the country’s 95,000 public school principals gathered on Capitol Hill from February 25-27 to deliver a strong message to federal lawmakers as they consider the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and other pieces of federal education legislation.

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Two Outstanding Women Educators Receive AASA 2013 Women in School Leadership Award

Deputy superintendent Ann Blakeney Clark of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools and Harriet R. MacLean, Principal of James B. Davidson Middle School, San Rafael, Calif., today received the American Association of School Administrators’ 2013 Women in School Leadership Award.

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Ill. School is Rethinking Grade Levels

Ask any 8-year-old who attends school in Glen Ellyn what grade he or she is in and the answer you might soon receive could be surprising.

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Pearson Congratulates Nation’s Superintendent of the Year

In 2007, Dr. Edwards made the bold move to swap out textbooks for digital learning, with the intent of creating a "culture of digital conversion" for every student, every teacher and every administrator in Mooresville.

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Report Highlights Role of Nonprofits in Overcoming Educational Effects of Poverty

The report, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and authored by Dr. Bob Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, argues that in order to overcome the educational impacts of poverty, high-need schools must provide direct, evidence-based supports for students.

Fund(rais)ing Calif.'s Private Elementary Schools

Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets.

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Partnership Creates Unparalleled Staff Evaluation Resource

Standard for Success, an online, fully customizable teacher evaluation platform created by educators, announces today a partnership with Roanoke, Va.-based Interactive Achievement, which provides web-based assessment and data management software for school districts.

Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions

The AAP, a leading group of pediatricians, said school "zero-tolerance" policies toward kids' behavior problems do no good.

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Vivantech Offers Free Kuali Coeus Webinar

Vivantech, a premier Kuali Commercial Affiliate, announced that they are holding its Kuali Coeus (KC) Webinar for a second time. KC is a comprehensive research administration system and one of the multiple open-source modules that are part of the Kuali technology stack.

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