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Recession is the mother of invention in education

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, many superintendents continue to grapple with educating today’s students and preparing for tomorrow’s—with yesterday’s funding levels.

Protecting kids in the cloud

A new Virginia measure seeks to protect student privacy and restrict companies' ability to use students' data. The proposl puts Virginia among the dozens of states, along with the federal government, stepping into a complex fight over new technologies, big business, public education, security and privacy rights.

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Pennsylvania expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant program

Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the state's department of education is expanding its 2014-2015 Governor's Expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant program. This initiative is designed to create a culture of innovation and achievement in Pennsylvania's public schools to increase student achievement.

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Illinois city cracking down on school truants

East Chicago students and parents who don’t take attendance seriously will face big changes. A new cooperative effort between police, school and city officials, the city court judge, Calumet College and Ivy Tech Community College will identify truant students and return them to the classroom.

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School leaders react to Indiana's statewide bullying assessment

Local school leaders are reacting to the first statewide assessment of bullying at public schools. The report stated that there were more than 9,000 cases of bullying during last school year in Indiana. Verbal incidents accounted for 44 percent, 21 percent were physical and the rest were electronic threats and social shunning.

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Should students be allowed to cross the street to catch the school bus?

A new state law prohibits students from crossing the street to catch a school bus. Some Louisiana public school systems say they have already addressed safety issues on busy highways. They say the new law, aimed mainly at urban schools, would cost more money and keep students on the bus longer in rural areas where bus stops are located on interior, residential streets.

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Hundreds of students without a school after Ohio charter school closes

A Cincinnati charter school threatened by a lack of funding will not reopen for this upcoming school year, forcing hundreds of parents to scramble to find a new school for their children.

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11 Michigan charter school authorizers 'at risk' for suspension

More than a quarter of Michigan's charter school authorizers are "at risk" of being suspended, the Michigan Department of Education announced. Department officials said that 11 authorizers may not be allowed to open new schools because of low academic performance and problems with contract transparency.

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California district offers position to Chris Williams

The Paso Robles Joint USD has offered the superintendent position to Chris Williams, an assistant superintendent of human resources at Central USD in Fresno County.

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Jeff Schuler resigns as Kaneland superintendent

The Illinois district voted to approve Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler has accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District in the beginning of September.

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