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Protecting Our Youngest Students

What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.

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New Contract Approved for Pittsburgh Superintendent

Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.

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Pittsfield, Mass. Schools Superintendent Gets Long-Term Deal

The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.

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Jane of All Trades

Des Plains Chief Is Illinois Superintendent of the Year.

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Adding Middle School Algebra Doesn’t Help Future Performance

A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Unveil School Safety Bill

A bipartisan group of state House lawmakers is backing an ambitious bill to improve school safety in North Carolina. House Bill 452 would spend $34 million over the next two years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.

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Dodgeball Banned at New Hampshire District after Bullying

A New Hampshire school district has banned dodgeball and other "human target" activities over concerns about violence and bullying. The school board in Windham voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and nine others from the district's curriculum.

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Chicago Mayor Says Negotiations Over, but Protesters March On

On a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's plan to shut 53 elementary schools.

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