News Update

States on Track to Have Top-Notch Data Systems

Departments of education at the state level with high-quality longitudinal data systems in place have doubled within the last year.

Are You Ready to Implement Common Core Standards?

If you think your district needs further preparation to implement the common core state standards (CCSS), you're not alone.

2011 Will Be Year of the Student Tablet

Just as the Consumer Electronics Show proclaimed 2011 as the "Year of the Tablet PC," FETC indicated that this year will be known for the arrival of tablets designed for education.

Districts Facing Hurdles in Collecting Medicaid Refunds

Districts are continuing to face many challenges in filing for reimbursement for the Medicaid services they provide to students.

People Watch

How Productive Is Your District?

New study shows that per-pupil spending as nearly tripled over the last 40 years. While some states have shown improvements in student achievement, others have remained stagnant.

Ohio District Asks Snowbound Students to Log On

How one district uses snow days to extend the school day and online learning opportunities for their students.

Is Your District Protected from Botnets?

Botnets infiltrate computers and take advantage of the affected computers’ Web browser vulnerabilities while spreading spam and viruses.

Middle School Friends May Matter the Most

Study finds that changes in friendships while students transition from elementary school into the middle school years may trigger a student's academic success or defeat.

Central Falls District Rises from Failure to Transformation

The resolution that Gallo and the Central Falls Teachers' Union agreed upon.

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