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TribLIVE
West Leechburg mulls shifting school district to Kiski Areaby becoming part of Kiski Area. “It would be a win for our residents and our s
West Leechburg mulls shifting school district to Kiski Area
TribLIVE / Posted 21 hours ago
by becoming part of Kiski Area. “It would be a win for our residents and our students,” he said. According to the state Department of Education, half of West Leechburg's taxable inhabitants would have to sign a petition to start the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Leechburg Area teachers volunteer to make summer food program more than a free lunchcovers staffing such as cooks and equipment costs needed for the program. It f
Leechburg Area teachers volunteer to make summer food program more than a free lunch
TribLIVE / Posted 21 hours ago
covers staffing such as cooks and equipment costs needed for the program. It follows Summer Feeding Guidelines set by the state Department of Education, so Leechburg Area is reimbursed by the state, Ogle said. The program launched June 13 and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Educators cheer Kansas' planned reduction in state testing timeso much to teach and it always feels like there’s never enough time,” Wilcox sa
Educators cheer Kansas' planned reduction in state testing time
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
so much to teach and it always feels like there’s never enough time,” Wilcox said. Beth Fultz, of the Kansas State Department of Education, says state tests had been taking longer than intended in part because the math and English... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas students to spend less time taking testsLAWRENCE — Kansas students will spend less time taking tests under recently ann
Kansas students to spend less time taking tests
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
LAWRENCE — Kansas students will spend less time taking tests under recently announced changes. The Kansas State Department of Education is reducing the total required material to be assessed by 60 percent next school year, the Lawrence Journal-World... Read more
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KMBC-TV Kansas City
Kansas students to spend less time taking testsKansas students will spend less time taking tests under recently announced chan
Kansas students to spend less time taking tests
KMBC-TV Kansas City / Posted yesterday
Kansas students will spend less time taking tests under recently announced changes. The Kansas State Department of Education is reducing the total required material to be assessed by 60 percent next school year, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
After a year on the job, MPSSAA director Andy Warner still finds opportunity 'humbling'Andy Warner's office at the Maryland State Department of Education building dow
After a year on the job, MPSSAA director Andy Warner still finds opportunity 'humbling'
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
Andy Warner's office at the Maryland State Department of Education building downtown seems awfully modest for the man who oversees the state's public high school interscholastic sports program — a system that includes 240 schools and more than... Read more
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Nevada Appeal
Summer school serves English Language Learner students for Carson City School District studentsand fluency skills. The program was funded by a $400,000 Read by Grade Three G
Summer school serves English Language Learner students for Carson City School District students
Nevada Appeal / Posted yesterday
and fluency skills. The program was funded by a $400,000 Read by Grade Three Grant the district received from the Nevada State Department of Education. The Read by Grade Three legislation requires all students are reading on grade level by third... Read more
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Hartford Courant
State Report Faults Hartford Schools For Student Labelingeducational needs, a move that led to some children being teased or bullied, ac
State Report Faults Hartford Schools For Student Labeling
Hartford Courant / Posted 2 days ago
educational needs, a move that led to some children being teased or bullied, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Education. The department's investigation also concluded that district leaders who responded to the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Schools to start using new standardsof educators, business people and community members to study the Common Core st
Schools to start using new standards
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
of educators, business people and community members to study the Common Core standards. The task force concluded that the state Department of Education should review and revise the math and English/language arts standards and make them Arkansas'... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Abandoned School Finds New TenantBOCES. While there were questions about other aspects of the zoning law, the d
Abandoned School Finds New Tenant
The Post-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
BOCES. While there were questions about other aspects of the zoning law, the decision essentially comes from the New York State Department of Education, which in the end can supercede any local zoning law if necessary. That being said, based upon... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Children of migrants learn about democracyNepalese immigrant and high school junior from Lancaster. The challenger was Ca
Children of migrants learn about democracy
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Nepalese immigrant and high school junior from Lancaster. The challenger was Carmen Medina, a division chief at the state Department of Education. As part of a state-sponsored summer camp for the children of migrant workers, Nirmala and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
USD 501 plans more honors classesthe board viewed preliminary data from last spring’s state tests. The data hasn
USD 501 plans more honors classes
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
the board viewed preliminary data from last spring’s state tests. The data hasn’t been finalized by the Kansas State Department of Education and so changes are possible. However, it appears that USD 501 students’ English scores dropped... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Budding Farm to School project builds momentumNew Hampshire Food Alliance, UNH Cooperative Extension, Health Care Without Har
Budding Farm to School project builds momentum
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
New Hampshire Food Alliance, UNH Cooperative Extension, Health Care Without Harm, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, the state Department of Education, the Bureau of Nutrition Programs, UNH Sustainability Institute, Farm to Institution New... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Oklahoma lawmakers work to keep teachers accused of sexual misconduct out of schoolsdistricts from being able to relay the information about teachers accused of wr
Oklahoma lawmakers work to keep teachers accused of sexual misconduct out of schools
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted 3 days ago
districts from being able to relay the information about teachers accused of wrongdoing to other districts and the state Department of Education. “These predators knew there were cracks in the system and how to get around them, and that’s... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schoolsbefore they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Isla
New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 3 days ago
before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island,” said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. “We've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have had healthy... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Coast teachers preparing to teach computer programmingsongs, dances, and dozens of online games, the workshop was an effort between M
Coast teachers preparing to teach computer programming
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
songs, dances, and dozens of online games, the workshop was an effort between Mississippi State University, the State Department of Education, and CODE.org to bring programming to class in a fun way. "It's game-ified, and they're... Read more
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Columbia Star
Lexington School District Two recognizes Junior ScholarsMaddox, Mitchell Stevens, and Edward Welch The South Carolina Junior Scholars P
Lexington School District Two recognizes Junior Scholars
Columbia Star / Posted 3 days ago
Maddox, Mitchell Stevens, and Edward Welch The South Carolina Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina State Department of Education during the 1985-1986 school year to identify eighth grade students with exceptional academic... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Board approves transportation contractwith four companies for the upcoming school year. Under the new contract, the
Board approves transportation contract
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
with four companies for the upcoming school year. Under the new contract, the bus companies will be charged under the state Department of Education transportation formula, which reimburses districts using factors like the age of buses and the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Year Up gives youths a different path to jobsIn Maryland, the General Assembly approved legislation last year to establish a
Year Up gives youths a different path to jobs
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
In Maryland, the General Assembly approved legislation last year to establish an apprenticeship pilot program. The state Department of Education awarded grants to Frederick and Washington counties to create such programs for high school... Read more
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DNA Info
Are You Smarter Than a Third-Grader?the math questions from the state tests given to New York's third graders? View
Are You Smarter Than a Third-Grader?
DNA Info / Posted 4 days ago
the math questions from the state tests given to New York's third graders? View Full Caption NEW YORK CITY — The New York State Department of Education has released many of the English and math questions that appeared on this year’s controversial... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Schools streamlining employee misconduct investigationsfigures reported to the Board of Education on Tuesday. That's down from Januar
Schools streamlining employee misconduct investigations
Hawaii News Now / Posted 4 days ago
figures reported to the Board of Education on Tuesday. That's down from January, when 12 were out for a year or more. the state Department of Education reported. Over the last year, the Board of Education has aimed new scrutiny at how schools... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Analysis: Miss. charter schools debated on many fronts-- Jackson Public Schools -- has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to th
Analysis: Miss. charter schools debated on many fronts
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
-- Jackson Public Schools -- has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to the 2014-15 grades released Thursday by the state Department of Education. Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit July 11 seeking to close the existing charter schools... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Mississippi charter schools debated on many fronts– Jackson Public Schools – has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to the
Mississippi charter schools debated on many fronts
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 6 days ago
– Jackson Public Schools – has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to the 2014-15 grades released Thursday by the state Department of Education. Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit July 11 seeking to close the existing charter schools... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas lags behind most states on anti-hunger programThis summer, twenty-three counties lack them. Parents can find a complete list
Kansas lags behind most states on anti-hunger program
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
This summer, twenty-three counties lack them. Parents can find a complete list of summer meal sites on the Kansas State Department of Education website: https://ksweb.ksde.org/SFSPLocationsASP/SFSP/SFSP_Menus/SFSP_Locations.asp Local... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Proposal would make more La. families eligible for taxpayer supported children's aidchange, recipients would be required to work or be in job training and average
Proposal would make more La. families eligible for taxpayer supported children's aid
The Daily Comet / Posted 9 days ago
change, recipients would be required to work or be in job training and average of 20 hours per week, down from 30 now. The state Department of Education initially suggested reducing the requirement to 25 hours. But Melanie Bronfin, a member of the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Testing questions left to local school boardsshould do or are just taking time out of the instruction." Local school boards
Testing questions left to local school boards
Baltimore Sun / Posted 9 days ago
should do or are just taking time out of the instruction." Local school boards have until Sept. 1 to tell the Maryland State Department of Education whether they plan to set up the committees. Across the state and the nation, parents, teachers... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Proposal would make more La. families eligible for taxpayer supported children's aidchange, recipients would be required to work or be in job training and average
Proposal would make more La. families eligible for taxpayer supported children's aid
The Houma Courier / Posted 9 days ago
change, recipients would be required to work or be in job training and average of 20 hours per week, down from 30 now. The state Department of Education initially suggested reducing the requirement to 25 hours. But Melanie Bronfin, a member of the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Funeral for Alton Sterling to be held todayvacancies as new school year looms (Image: Hawaii News Now/File) With the new
Funeral for Alton Sterling to be held today
Hawaii News Now / Posted 9 days ago
vacancies as new school year looms (Image: Hawaii News Now/File) With the new school year just three weeks away, the state Department of Education is still trying to fill 625 teacher vacancies. With the new school year just three weeks away,... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Schools scramble to fill teacher vacancies as new school year loomsWith the new school year just three weeks away, the state Department of Educati
Schools scramble to fill teacher vacancies as new school year looms
Hawaii News Now / Posted 9 days ago
With the new school year just three weeks away, the state Department of Education is still trying to fill 625 teacher vacancies. That's despite major recruitment pushes in Hawaii and on the mainland. Teacher shortages are a perennial problem for... Read more
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The Maui News
Former coach gets 30 days in jail for sextingbut since making those mistakes he has done everything he can to fix it and mov
Former coach gets 30 days in jail for sexting
The Maui News / Posted 9 days ago
but since making those mistakes he has done everything he can to fix it and move forward and be positive," he said. The state Department of Education has since fired Bui, who taught English, and he has taken a job with an airline company doing... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Polk elementary teacher is Florida teacher of yearSchool teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano wi
Polk elementary teacher is Florida teacher of year
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 9 days ago
School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy's department store company, which sponsored the awards gala in Orlando. Solano... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Special ed probe into Bridgeport schools calls for corrective actiontimeline because they take a broad view of the system as a whole and can requir
Special ed probe into Bridgeport schools calls for corrective action
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
timeline because they take a broad view of the system as a whole and can require more time to complete,” said Abbe Smith, a state Department of Education spokeswoman. “We will continue to closely monitor Bridgeport to ensure they comply with the... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Polk Co. Elementary teacher named Florida Teacher of the Yearto students and educators in the Sunshine State. For being chosen Teacher of t
Polk Co. Elementary teacher named Florida Teacher of the Year
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
to students and educators in the Sunshine State. For being chosen Teacher of the Year, she wins $20,000 funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy's department store. Solano also wins a $1,000 wardrobe, a $1,000 check for her... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Polk elementary teacher is Florida teacher of yearSchool teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano wi
Polk elementary teacher is Florida teacher of year
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy's department store company, which sponsored the awards gala in Orlando. Solano... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Rep. requests study of cursive writing in stateCoody said. It’s unclear how much the study will end up costing the state, but
Oklahoma Rep. requests study of cursive writing in state
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted 9 days ago
Coody said. It’s unclear how much the study will end up costing the state, but Coody said it will include experts from the State Department of Education, educators and research from other states. Cursive writing is already included in the state... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Documents contradict events surrounding removal of candidate from ballotfirst contract, dated Nov. 13, directs Helms to research the statutory deadline
Documents contradict events surrounding removal of candidate from ballot
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 9 days ago
first contract, dated Nov. 13, directs Helms to research the statutory deadline for turning in a certificate from the State Department of Education, which was missing from Harrison's paperwork. The document also asks Helms to verify whether... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Documents contradict events surrounding removal of candidate from ballotfirst contract, dated Nov. 13, directs Helms to research the statutory deadline
Documents contradict events surrounding removal of candidate from ballot
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 days ago
first contract, dated Nov. 13, directs Helms to research the statutory deadline for turning in a certificate from the State Department of Education, which was missing from Harrison's paperwork. The document also asks Helms to verify whether... Read more
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Philly.com
New Jersey adopts rules for testing schools' water for leadfuture tests publicly and alert parents if lead levels are found to be higher t
New Jersey adopts rules for testing schools' water for lead
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
future tests publicly and alert parents if lead levels are found to be higher than what the federal government advises. State Department of Education Commissioner David Hespe said in a memo to the board that potential exposure to... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippispokesman for Jackson Public Schools did not immediately respond to requests fo
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
spokesman for Jackson Public Schools did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the lawsuit. The state Department of Education referred questions to the attorney general's office. "We are currently reviewing the lawsuit... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
District seeks pre-K programJOHNSTOWN - The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education voted Thur
District seeks pre-K program
The Leader-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
JOHNSTOWN - The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education voted Thursday to submit an application to the state Department of Education for a Universal Prekindergarten Program starting with the 2016-17 school year. The board also directed... Read more
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MLive.com
State child-care program still reeling from claims of lax oversightsaid Lisa Brewer-Walraven, director of the CDC program, which was subsequently
State child-care program still reeling from claims of lax oversight
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
said Lisa Brewer-Walraven, director of the CDC program, which was subsequently moved to the Office of Great Start in the state Department of Education. "You need to have a job, or be going to school, to qualify for this program." And in 2008, she... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
MDE releases report card for schools, districtsDid your child's school make the grade? Thursday, the state Department of Educa
MDE releases report card for schools, districts
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 10 days ago
Did your child's school make the grade? Thursday, the state Department of Education released the latest report card for each school and district.The results are based on the PARCC assessments and subject area tests that students took in 2014-15... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Officials look for lottery to fill voucher programthat provides scholarships or vouchers to special needs children. There are 17
Officials look for lottery to fill voucher program
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
that provides scholarships or vouchers to special needs children. There are 175 scholarships remaining, but according to a state Department of Education news release more than that many parents have applied for the program, hence the need for the... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Sprague officials request guidance on superintendent complaintmismanagement and unprofessional conduct at Sayles School. First Selectman Cath
Sprague officials request guidance on superintendent complaint
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
mismanagement and unprofessional conduct at Sayles School. First Selectman Cathy Osten said she's been in contact with the state Department of Education, the legislature's Education Committee and the state Board of Education. "The state Department... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Voters want to recall Alpine County schools chiefwork in the Markleeville-based office, he was director of the Assessment Develo
Voters want to recall Alpine County schools chief
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 11 days ago
work in the Markleeville-based office, he was director of the Assessment Development and Administration Division with the state Department of Education. The petition says, “He continues to make decision that are not in the best interest of the... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Letters to the editor:follow customs, and traditions of that country/state/region.No, I did not condu
Letters to the editor:
Desert Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
follow customs, and traditions of that country/state/region.No, I did not conduct a survey. This was done for us by the State Department of Education, NEA, CTA, and the National Department of Education as well. So, that assumption is wrong!The... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Rural and urban areas in Kansas struggle amid shrinking teacher pipelineis the first time Kansas has tallied statewide data on persistent school vacanc
Rural and urban areas in Kansas struggle amid shrinking teacher pipeline
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
is the first time Kansas has tallied statewide data on persistent school vacancies. The report’s authors want the Kansas State Department of Education to create a committee that will continue to monitor the situation as more years of data become... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Education Insider: Conservatives bummed by results of Ohio school-voucher studythat the state’s funding standard was incorrect; it also wanted a judge to issu
Education Insider: Conservatives bummed by results of Ohio school-voucher study
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
that the state’s funding standard was incorrect; it also wanted a judge to issue a temporary restraining order stopping the state Department of Education from determining how many students do a full 920 hours of real work each year. The judge let... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Rural and urban areas struggle amid shrinking teacher pipelineis the first time Kansas has tallied statewide data on persistent school vacanc
Rural and urban areas struggle amid shrinking teacher pipeline
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
is the first time Kansas has tallied statewide data on persistent school vacancies. The report’s authors want the Kansas State Department of Education to create a committee that will continue to monitor the situation as more years of data become... Read more
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Daily Press
W-JCC Schools Superintendent Steve Constantino resignsConstantino announced his resignation from his position at Tuesday night’s boar
W-JCC Schools Superintendent Steve Constantino resigns
Daily Press / Posted 12 days ago
Constantino announced his resignation from his position at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Constantino will move to the state Department of Education where he will serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Instruction/Assistant Superintendent for... Read more
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