Buffalo schools chief in New York gives openness a try

Buffalo School Superintendent Pamela C. Brown has made a marked effort this week to appear more open and responsive to the public in light of long-standing criticism that she communicates poorly and doesn’t do enough to engage with the community.

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Reversing the trust deficit

How to reconnect and re-engage school leaders with their communities

Schools become one-stop shop for Cincinnati students

Community centers offer health care, social services, and civic programs in neighborhood schools

School tech director indicted in teen rape case

William Rhinamin, the director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, was arrested after he was named in a four-count indictment by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The 53-year-old Rhinamin is facing several charges, including tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; obstructing justice, a fifth degree felony; obstructing official business, a second degree misdemeanor and perjury, a third degree felony.

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Teachers union blasts proposed guidelines for school closures

The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.

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The most important back-to-school issue in Detroit

Oakland County Schools Superintendent, Vickie Markavitch, talks about the most critical issue facing education in Michigan and how it can be solved.

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The role of location-based services in digital life

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project sheds light on three major aspects of how location fits into digital life: for directions, to share a location with friends and family, and see where friends and family are.

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Achieve the ‘dream’: End racism through education

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Today, sadly, we still live in a society far removed from the goals King profoundly echoed to millions on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. While it’s true that racial relations have come a remarkable distance ... to think today’s society can be considered to be the product of King’s words is simply premature.

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Pennsylvania state ed secretary nominee William Harner resigns

After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.

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