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Wisconsin district looking to limit special education open enrollment

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

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Kentucky district asks legislature to change superintendent search law

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

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Teachers’ union opposes New Haven proposed public-charter school plan

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

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New education partnership launched by THINK Together and Principal's Exchange

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange are joining forces to tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students.

Rex Mayfield set to retire as superintendent

After more than 34 years as an educator in Alabama's Russellville City School System, Superintendent Rex Mayfield will retire before the new school year begins in August.

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Union superintendent leaving district

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will retire at the end of the school year after five years in the position with the Missouri district.

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Tom Bailey named superintendent of Nebraska school district

Hailey Elementary School Principal Tom Bailey has been named the new superintendent of schools in Broken Bow, Nebraska. His new position with Broken Bow Public Schools will begin July 1. He’ll serve the remainder of his contract in Blaine County until the end of the school year.

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Access to digital resources expanded with new partnership

Knovation is partnering with Lightspeed Systems My Big Campus, which enables schools and districts to access netTrekker’s library of Open Educational Resources. The integration is available to schools and districts with both My Big Campus and netTrekker subscriptions.

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Normandy school superintendent resigns

Normandy school superintendent Ty McNichols resigned from his post after the state-appointed board that runs the Missouri district made plans to begin a search for someone to serve in his job.

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