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As Denver Public Schools enrollment booms, poverty rate drops

In a sharp reversal from the recent past, the number of Denver Public Schools students from higher-income families is growing faster than the number from lower-income families.

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Arizona schools open halls to electronic billboards, advertising

Digital billboards that resemble jumbo-sized iPods will allow schools to display photos, event announcements and schedules. But that content will share space with ads sold by SkoolLive LLC, which is installing the screens for free.

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Education storms onto national radar in 2015, but not innovation

Activity around renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has reached a fevered pitch and President Obama further elevated education to the national agenda with a focus on making community colleges free and protecting student privacy.

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Latino education gains are encouraging

The report, "The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook," released by Excelencia in Education, paints a more accurate profile of Latino students, one spotlighting achievement and countering misperceptions and myths.

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Study indicates arts work for challenged schools

Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country.

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Martha Vineyard district chooses next superintendent

Assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea has been named as superintendent of the Massachusetts district's public school system. The current superintendent, James H. Weiss, is retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years on the job.

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Nebraska county picks Joey Lefdal as superintendent

As of the 2015-16 school year, Chase County Schools’ next superintendent will be Joey Lefdal. He is currently serving as the superintendent of Santee Community Schools.

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Deputy school superintendent named for Florida county

Diane Kornegay, Clay County's current assistant superintendent for instruction, will replace Deputy Superintendent Denise Adams when she retires at the end of May.

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California’s public schools are failing English learners

The new California funding formula can be read to encourage school districts to keep students classified as English learners longer than necessary to receive more money. The state should remove this incentive by altering the formula to allow districts to continue to receive grants for students at least two years after they are reclassified.

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New Quick Key Mobile app extends benefits of digital grading

The new Quick Key Pro mobile app's assessment software eliminates grading by hand, gives access to real-time data and enables teachers to scan assignments for a greater number of students.

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