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Parents and educators collaborate to create the adjustable Focus Desk

The Focus Desk uses the height-adjusting FeatherTouch lift mechanism, a silent lift that a child can easily operate without help whenever the urge to stand arises. The adjustable desk also includes dedicated storage areas and foldaway carrel walls for test taking and quiet study.

Connecticut superintendent crosses state to take new position

The Mansfield Board of Education appointed Kelly Lyman as the new superintendent of schools, replacing Fred Baruzzi, who resigned from the position in January. Lyman has been assistant superintendent of Regional School District 15 — serving Southbury and Middlebury since 2011.

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Lorain School Board hires Jeff Graham

The Ohio district named Jeff Graham, currently the top leader in Parma, to replace Tom Tucker as superintendent. Graham, who has 12 years of experience serving as a superintendent, was chosen over David Hall, Lorain City Schools' assistant superintendent.

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John Kronour is new superintendent for Ohio district

The Northeastern Local School District has hired John Kronour as the new superintendent of Clark County’s second-largest school system. He will replace Lou Kramer, who has been hired as the superintendent at nearby London City Schools.

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Follett named as distributor of Findaway's learning tablet

Follett School Solutions is the exclusive preK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet with ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age.

Texas school district utilizes D-Link solutions

To enhance security, Joaquin ISD turned to D-Link to install surveillance cameras, networking gear and wireless infrastructure on its three campuses.

Less mineral revenue means less Wyoming education funding

Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue. In the 2017-18 school year, the state's account for school construction will receive an estimated $137 million in revenue, while spending is projected at more than $510 million.

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New agreements inked with LMS, test prep app and assessment companies

OpenEd's online library of resources for K12 teachers has picked up new partnerships with learning management system companies Otus Learning Management Network and Atlas Learning, and Higher Learning Technology for its test prep apps.

Building boom hits California schools

A major construction boom is underway in public school districts across North San Diego County — thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars in bond revenue approved by voters in recent years.

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Nearly $400 million earmarked for construction in Texas district

Arlington's proposed 2015-16 district budget includes more than $395 million in construction funds to for two new elementary schools, a campuswide career and technical center, multipurpose activity centers at each high school and several other projects.

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