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Park City (Utah) district names Ember Conley superintendent

Dr. Ember Conley has been unanimously selected as its new superintendent beginning July 1, 2013. She is currently Deputy Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District in Maricopa, Arizona.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School: Six months later

A conversation with former Newtown Superintendent Janet Robinson on the tragedy of December 14, 2012, and the continual healing process.

New city schools superintendent to focus on 'listening'

As the next superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District, Nicole Williams said she plans to lay the foundation to boosting student achievement by listening to and learning from students, parents, teachers, coaches and community members about their expectations and concerns.

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Teacher collaboration, communities improve students' math scores

Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.

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Oakland (Calif.) charter school seeks court order to stay open

An Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties has gone to court to try to keep its doors open. The Oakland school board voted by a narrow 4-3 margin on March 20 to revoke the charter for the American Indian Model Schools, alleging that the school hasn't done enough to rectify financial irregularities that were found in a state audit last year.

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Birmingham, Ala. launches first International Baccalaureate primary school

Birmingham's Cornerstone School announced Thursday that it has become the first elementary school in Birmingham to gain status as an International Baccalaureate World School primary school.

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Chicago principals to control their own spending

Chicago Public Schools released budgets for individual schools to principals Wednesday and revealed a few more details on how it plans to close a budget gap of nearly $1 billion next year.
Principals for the first time will control the entire budget for their schools.

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The remarkable turnaround of Massachusetts' Orchard Gardens School

What happens if you trade security guards for easels and music stands? Can a focus on arts education transform a school? For one school in Roxbury, Mass., the answer is, yes.

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Concurrent high school-college program makes sense

Community colleges say their incoming students often aren't ready to take the courses that could prepare them for good jobs in technical fields. Meanwhile, many students can't see themselves heading to a four-year college after high school, and high schools know their diplomas are no longer enough to get graduates good jobs. Maybe if students, high schools, community colleges and technology companies worked together, they could get what they need.

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Don’t let new school junk food rules get derailed

Imagine this: You are a 15 year-old standing in front of a school vending machine, getting ready to satisfy the snack craving you've had since first period. But lo and behold, instead of cookies and chips, every one of the slots behind the glass contains the same healthy stuff your mom and dad fill the cabinets with at home. That vision could soon be a nationwide reality, thanks to updated nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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