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Priming Principal Pipelines

Most principals today are hard pressed to find time for the multitasking they are expected to do, from overseeing the daily operation of their schools and interacting with parents to evaluating teachers and providing them with professional development to do their jobs at a high level.

School Officials Confirm Shooting at Atlanta Middle School

Atlanta school officials have confirmed that a shooting took place at Price Middle School Thursday in Georgia. School officials say two people were wounded in the shooting. One 14-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head, the Associated Press reports. Police say they have two people in custody.

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Missouri High School to Use Hair Samples for Random Drug Tests

Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, students at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City will be mandated to undergo random drug testing by submitting roughly 60 strands of hair to a staff member at the 1,000-student school, KSHB.com reports.

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Harrison County (W.Va.) Board of Education Completes 3-Year Energy Conservation Strategy

Board President Mike Queen said all 24 Harrison County schools participated in a Cost Avoidance Program from October 2009 to November 2012 in an effort to lower utility costs.

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Local Calif. School Districts Could See Bump in Per-Student Funding

For the first time in five years, local school districts could see an increase in per-student funding based on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed state budget.

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Pa. School District Expects Bigger Tax Hike This Year

Lower Merion School District officials introduced the preliminary budget for 2013-14 at Monday night’s school board meeting, cautioning residents that this year’s tax increase is likely to be steeper than last year’s 1.99 percent increase.

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West Feliciana (La.) Schools Receive Additional Security

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish’s four schools a full-time officer on campus, the School Board learned Tuesday.

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Ind. Schools to Split Tech Grant

A collaboration between the county’s three school districts may help fulfill a goal they all share: Getting an electronic learning tool in their students’ hands.

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State to Answer Montgomery (Md.) Schools’ Proposal on Evaluations

Montgomery County Public Schools will know by Friday what changes it needs to make to its teacher and principal evaluations next school year.

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Textbooks to Tablets

For years, there’s been an ongoing discussion about the digital divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As technology has advanced, so has that gap, which is driving fundamental changes in how we work, learn, and live.

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