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State Superintendent of Illinois Schools to Oust Elected School Board for East St. Louis

The state superintendent of Illinois public schools says he will oust the elected school board for East St. Louis, arguing it has not acted in the best interest of students.

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Illinois Idea: School Busing no Longer Free or Required

Local school districts would no longer be required to bus students to school or could charge students fees to ride under a plan being considered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Mich. Teachers Call 10% Pay Cut Illegal, Threaten Lawsuit

Teachers in the Madison School District said the Board of Education there violated the law by imposing a 10% pay cut last week that is retroactive to the beginning of the current school year.

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Charter Closures Affect More Than 3,500 Mo. Students

More than 3,500 students will be displaced when a network of St. Louis charter schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc. closes in what may be the largest shutdown of its kind in the United States.

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Dysart Ariz. Unified School District Weighs Gifted-Program Change

The future of one gifted and talented classroom at Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise is uncertain as Dysart Unified School District officials consider changes to its gifted offerings.

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Mo. Senate Passes Education Overhaul Legislation

Struggling school districts in Missouri could see significant changes under two pieces of education legislation passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate.

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Honeywell Introduces Power Supply Selector App

The Power Supply Selector Web app helps installers and equipment wholesalers' sales staff quickly determine the appropriate power supply for fire alarm, video, intrusion and access control systems.

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N.C. School System Partners With ASCD to Achieve Professional Development Goals

ASCD is pleased to announce a new partnership with Johnston County (N.C.) Schools, which brings the association’s popular PD In Focus professional development solution to one of the largest school systems in North Carolina, serving more than 32,000 students across 44 schools. 

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs to Present Strategies to Implement the Common Core Standards

On May 8, 2012, renowned educator, author, and consultant, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will partner with School Improvement Network to conduct a webinar to instruct educators in implementing the Common Core Standards through mapping curriculum. 

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Pearson and School Messenger Join Forces to Connect Schools, Parents, and Staff

Pearson announced an agreement with SchoolMessenger to provide customers of PowerSchool student information system with turnkey access to the leading notification solution in K12 education, increasing the flow of information between schools, parents, and staff.

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