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Principal Jessica Jenkins-Milona says she's been named new Staten Island schools superintendent

Although the Department of Education has not made it official, the founding principal of the Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School in New Springville, is telling parents she has been tapped to serve as superintendent of Staten Island public elementary and intermediate schools.

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D.C. Mayor Gray appoints Jesus Aguirre to state education post

Jesús Aguirre, director of D.C.'s parks and recreation department since 2009, has been appointed as the city's first Latino state superintendent of education.

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China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook

If you think the business competition from China is hard now, brace yourself. It will likely get tougher in about 20 years or so. And how is China doing it? By borrowing a page from Finland. At first blush, though, it would appear that China is simply lightening up.

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Diversity creates possibility in Indiana district

Merrillville Community Schools Corporation, located in a suburban town outside Gary, Ind., is an award-winning district, having achieved a 90 percent graduation rate in 2012 with 78 percent of its students demonstrating proficiency in English, math, and science.

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K12 video games grow up

Designers are working to create educational games that can be as elaborate and engrossing as any computerized bird-flinging saga or mythical battle fantasy that students (or their teachers) might stay up all night playing.

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Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

After years of torment from bullies, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, Conn., took his own life on the first day of school in September. His death has led many to question the effectiveness of district bullying policies, and whether or not school leaders are responsible for identifying students who may harm themselves.

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Most Americans unaware of the Common Core, poll says

Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.

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Study: Oklahoma is No. 1 in education spending cuts since 2008

The cuts affect almost all school staffing and routine expenses. The cuts translate into larger classes with less individual attention.

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More Michigan school districts slipping into budget deficits in new fiscal year

Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are hoping for emergency loans. The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits.

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Discipline problems soar in Dallas ISD schools

Disciplinary incidents in Dallas ISD that resulted in students being removed from class soared by the thousands last school year, putting an end to years of declines.

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