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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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An Ohio District Gets an ‘A’ in Frugality

Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.

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Bus Strike Threat Looms Over NYC Schools

A continuing dispute over job protections for New York City school bus drivers means the threat of a strike is still looming, potentially disrupting transportation for about 152,000 students as soon as this week.

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New Fla. Ed Commissioner Followed Bush Lead

As schools chief in Indiana, Florida's new education commissioner had a reputation as a hard-charging, caustic, union-battling advocate for the kind of conservative policies pushed by former Sunshine State Gov. Jeb Bush - a friend and supporter of the Republican.

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