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Woodbridge (N.J.) Gets a New School Superintendent

In a special board meeting Wednesday night, the Woodbridge (N.J.) Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Zega as the district's new superintendent.

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Panasonic Debuts AW-RP120 Remote Camera Controller

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has introduced the AW-RP120 full-size remote camera system controller, with the capability to control cameras via both IP and serial connections, to support the company’s expanding line-up of remote camera systems.

New Marlborough (Mass.) Superintendent Vows to Work Collaboratively

Marlborough’s next school superintendent, Richard P. Langlois, says he is impressed by the city’s passion for improving its schools, and he is excited to come up with a plan to take them to the next level.

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The NEA, AASA and HOPE Foundation to Host National Forum on School Improvement

Educational Leaders from State to school building levels throughout the country will convene on April 12–13 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City outside of Washington, D.C. to discuss what is working in improving low-performing schools.

Executive Education Is Ripe for Online Disruption

The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.

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Many High Schoolers Giving Up on STEM

High school students aren't sticking with STEM. Even though the number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to surge in the years to come, close to 60 percent of the nation's students who begin high school interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, change their minds by graduation.

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Nutmeg Education Revolutionizes Classroom Assessment and Intervention

Nutmeg Education is making waves with a totally unique way to use teacher-created resources from across the country for student assessment and intervention.

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LearningStation™ Insight Platform now offers ACT Prep & EOC Assessments

January 30, 2013 LearningStation™, a leading provider of customizable K-12 student assessment software is pleased to announce the launch of its High School Item Bank, providing districts with ACT Prep and EOC Assessment content.

Chicago High School Uses Pets for Student Stress Relief

The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.

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Oregon's Year-Over-Year High School Graduation Rate Flat at 68 Percent

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

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