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Calif. District Might Be Stuck with Former Chief's Condo

Whether they like it or not, the Santa Clara County Board of Education may be stuck with $175,000 or more in losses from the underwater luxury condominium that ex-Superintendent Charles Weis is trying to unload.

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Melrose (Mass.) School Audit Will Look at Financial, HR Practices

Melrose School Superintendent Cyndy Taymore has hired a Burlington accounting firm to conduct an audit of the school district’s financial operations, grant management, and hiring practices.Sullivan, Rogers & Co. will review the district’s internal controls and policies, and a report is due to the School Committee by the end of October. Taymore, who succeeded retiring superintendent Joseph F. Casey on July 1, said she does not suspect any financial wrongdoing.

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Ashmore (Ill.) School Closed After Half its Students Call in Sick

The elementary school in the central Illinois community of Ashmore was closed after half its 100 students failed to show up. Community Unit School District No. 1 Superintendent Jim Littleford said Wednesday that in addition to 51 students, five of the school's staff also reported a flu-like illness.

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Wisconsin Author Wins New Public-School Alumni award

Michael Perry, a humorist, musician and pig farmer from New Auburn, Wisc., has been awarded the new "distinguished public-school alumni" award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Salem (Mass.): School Turnaround Not Easy but Could Be Done

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.These three simple words were at the heart of a community meeting at Salem State University Wednesday night that dealt with public school improvement efforts in the city.

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Charles County (Md.) Public Schools to Open St. Charles HS

The Charles County (Md.) Board of Education on Monday approved opening St. Charles High School as a partial high school with grades 9, 10 and 11 when it opens in August 2014. Seniors in the class of 2015 would finish and graduate from their current high school.

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School Evaluations Should Have a Clear Letter Grade

Ohio’s employers keep a vigilant eye on Ohio’s education system, because that is where the future employees of our companies are being educated. Right now, our companies have thousands of openings they cannot fill because they cannot find young people with adequate educational background and training. This gap has huge consequences for our state.

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Clayton County (Ga.): Do School Boards Work Anymore?

Did we learn anything from Clayton’s earlier woes or does the latest friction point to the larger problem of having citizens run school systems?

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Piedmont (Calif.) USD Faces Big Cuts if Prop. 30 Fails

The Piedmont (Calif.) Unified School District could stand to lose about $1.1 million or $441 per student by January if voters don't approve Proposition 30 on Nov. 6.

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Hiring at Minnesota Schools Up 7.6 Percent

Following a couple of years of job losses, Minnesota schools are hiring more people. Nearly 107,000 people were on the school districts' payroll in August, an increase of 7.6 percent over the same month last year.

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