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Challenges of managing absenteeism in K-12

View the archive edition to find out about the real costs of manually managed absenteeism, and how automated systems can improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line.

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More High Schools Add PossibilityU to College Prep Curriculum

As high school guidance counselors seek to augment the college preparation experience for their students, PossibilityU today announced new classrooms using its digital college admission program.

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National Tutoring Company Varsity Tutors Announces Employment Opportunity

It appears that more and more teachers are rapidly losing work in the aftermath of the national economic crash. Although school districts may not be open to taking in some of these laid-off educators, one tutoring company is.

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Follett Software’s Destiny Library Manager Plays Key Role in New York City Initiative to Connect Students to Millions of Books

Follett Software Company’s market leading Destiny Library Manager software product for K-12 schools and districts is playing a key role in a program that by 2015 will provide all 1.1 million New York City public school students with direct access to 17 million books and other informational learning materials.

Mass. High School to Roll Out Breathalyzer Policy and Protocol

A Massachusetts high school has will enact a new policy that allows trained members of his administrative team to perform a breathalyzer test if a student is suspected of being intoxicated during a school event or during the school day.

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N.J. Board Opposes Superintendent Salary Caps, Will Push State for Change

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.

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Ky. Schools May Owe $60 million Bill After Insurance Trust Dissolves

Kentucky's school districts are facing a bill of $50 million to $60 million to pay off a longstanding deficit in a financially troubled insurance trust.

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Kan. Lawmakers Mulling Ballot Measure on Schools

Those who control the Kansas Legislature want to revise the state constitution to rein in the courts following a ruling that the state must boost its spending on public schools, several GOP leaders confirmed Monday.

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Utah Schools Adopt Unified Effort to Prevent Teen Suicide

Utah educators will begin to use the same strategy at all schools, looking for ways to prevent the growing number of teen suicides.

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Mich. Schools Dial up Flu Tracking

Absenteeism rates are not indicative of an abnormal flu season at Ann Arbor Public Schools, but reports of a national influenza epidemic have led the district to increase its tracking of flu-related absences.

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