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Laker Schools picks former student to head district

The search for the next Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker School District superintendent is over with the selection of Brian Keim for the job. He was hired to take over as Laker secondary school principal in 2009 and has held the position since. Bob Smith, the Michigan district's current superintendent, will retire in December.

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Braham Area School District hires new superintendent

Ken Gagner, an elementary school principal in Morris since 2012, has been named to head up the Minnesota school district.

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Should we appoint or elect a school superintendent?

Many local voters feel they “lose control” if they allow duly elected school board members to hire a professional superintendent from a nationwide pool of applicants. However, elected superintendents politicize the system and the position, whether knowingly or unconsciously. And the only realistic “check” on their power is the ballot box on an infrequent, four-year cycle.

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Separate. Unequal. Still. How public school segregation plagues New York City, and why it matters

When hard-to-teach kids are mixed throughout a system rather than concentrated in a few tough schools, low-income students of color get access to higher-level coursework, good teachers and better facilities and materials. One way to integrate schools is to integrate housing; the mayor's affordable housing plans is an opportunity the Department of Education could exploit.

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Isle of Wight assistant superintendent to helm West Point Public Schools

Laura Abel, the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and administration since 2012, is taking over the top position at the Virginia school system. She is replacing former Superintendent Jeffery Smith, who took the top spot at Hampton City Schools in July.

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Michigan district selects finalist for superintendent job

Sarena Shivers, the assistant superintendent for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, has been chosen as the finalist to become the next Redford Union Schools superintendent.

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Pearson unveils behavior assessment system for children

The third edition of Pearson's comprehensive clinical assessment for identifying, remediating and managing emotional and behavioral issues in children and young adults has been released. The Behavior Assessment System for Children analyzes behavior from the self, teacher and parent perspectives.

MobyMax launches cognitive skills science curriculum

The company released new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen elementary and middle school students’ mastery of science concepts.

Edgenuity expands instructional services offering to Georgia charter school

Graduation Achievement Charter High School has selected Edgenuity’s Instructional Services offering and curriculum as the Atlanta-based virtual school’s primary learning solution.

State to pay for Oklahoma juniors to take ACT

The state Education Department will pick up the $1.5 million tab for every public high school junior in Oklahoma to take the ACT college-preparatory test this spring. The pilot program will give the opportunity to take the test to as many 22,000 juniors who otherwise might not have taken the ACT.

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