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iPads expand time and space in schools

According to Apple, about 4 million iPads have been sold to U.S. schools. K12 use of devices like Google Chromebooks and Android tablets is also growing.

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Knox County Schools (Ky.) names Kelly Sprinkles superintendent

Kelly Sprinkles, currently the principal for Knox County Middle School, will replace Walter Hulett, who unexpectedly retired at the end of the last school year.

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Mt. Diablo school board selects superintendent finalist from San Diego

The Mt. Diablo school board has unanimously selected Nellie Meyer, deputy superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, as the finalist for the Mt. Diablo superintendent position.

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New teacher evaluation process set to begin in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Historically, Pennsylvania teachers were rated solely on classroom observation. Beginning in 2013-14, a new state law requires half of the rating to be based on observation and half on student outcomes in all school districts.

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A simple way to boost minority test scores

When taking tests, students of color aren’t just worrying about the exam itself, but about what people might think of them and their ethnic group once the results come in.

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Texas education agency: 84% of schools met standard

New accountability system uses test scores, graduation rates and college admission exams to calculate indexes for student achievement, student progress, student readiness for college or work and how well a school is helping disadvantaged children.

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Miami-Dade Superintendent Carvalho opens school year with digital focus

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho lauded student achievement while criticizing the state for its "dysfunctional" A-to-F school grading system during opening of schools address.

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Giving kids iPads won't solve the education challenge

It's great that students are getting current technology. However, technology doesn't teach -- and it often doesn't help teach, either.

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Buffalo schools, at most, will accommodate 20 percent of requests for transfers

At most, only one of every five students asking to be transferred out of their low-performing Buffalo schools will be granted their request this coming school year, according to a new plan released today by Buffalo Public Schools.

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15 Sacramento-area schools flagged for possible state test cheating

California education officials have flagged 242 schools statewide, including 15 in the Sacramento area, for possible cheating concerns because their students shared test-related photos on social media.

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