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Missouri Schools' CFO Appointed District Superintendent

The Wentzville School District has announced that CFO Dr. Kari Monsees has been selected as the new Superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District near Kansas City, MO. Dr. Monsees has submitted his resignation to the Wentzville Board of Education effective June 30, 2013, which will allow him to assist in the transition process once a new CFO is hired.

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'Word Raider: Escape' Proves Effective in Game-Based Learning

The achievement gap between English language learners (ELL) and students in lower socioeconomic groups is often associated with a language gap. Ballard & Tighe, Publishers recently completed a beta test of Word Raider: Escape, a new online video game that teaches academic vocabulary to students in grades 2-5.

Indiana State Senator Against Changes to Schools Chief

The leader of Indiana's Senate Education Committee said Tuesday that Republicans shouldn't change the state schools superintendent position to one appointed by the governor following the election of a Democrat to that office. Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse said he would oppose any effort to make the job an appointed one, at least until incoming schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's term expires in 2016.

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Texas Ed Commissioner Removes El Paso School Board

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced today he's stripping all power from El Paso Independent School District trustees, citing a lack of trust from the community they represent. Williams plans to appoint a five-member board of managers to replace the school district's seven elected trustees, who have come under fire for failing to catch a districtwide cheating scheme devised by former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia.

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Florida Tragedies Highlight Training Need

The accidental deaths of two special needs students from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla. this year are shedding light on the need for comprehensive, mandatory emergency preparedness training for paraeducators.

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Former Seattle School Superintendent Dies

Former Seattle School Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson died Wednesday in Detroit at the age of 55. A friend and colleague who directs the Council of the Great City Schools, Michael Casserly, told The Seattle Times she was recently hospitalized with cancer.

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Hachette Joins myON reader Publishers Program

Capstone Digital, developer of personalized literacy environments for students, announces their myON™ reader platform will be augmented with the addition of 46 titles from Hachette Book Group's Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, publisher of bestselling picture books, fiction, and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers.

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National Educator Conference Zeroes in on Top 21st Century Issue

Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its annual National Conference on Differentiated Instruction, taking place July 15-19, 2013 in Las Vegas.

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Samsung Needs Everyone’s Help to Select its Fall 2012 SUPERHERO Video Competition Winner

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division, a leader in document camera technology, announced that it would like everyone’s help in selecting the winner of its fall 2012 Superhero video contest.

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A Little Mandarin's Song Featured on Putumayo Kids' Latest Release

A Little Mandarin joins international artist lineup in Putumayo Kids latest album, Putumayo Kids Presents World Sing-Along, available at retailers worldwide and LeapFrog's App Center.

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