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9/4/2015

9/4/2015

The Michigan district's administrative team has several new hires, now on board in time for the start of the school year. Amy Kruppe has been named as superintendent for Hazel Park School District.

9/4/2015

The boys’ bathrooms and girls’ bathrooms will become just bathrooms at the first San Francisco school to go gender-neutral. Miraloma Elementary started removing signs from restrooms at the start of the school year, in part to acknowledge six to eight students who don’t fit traditional gender norms.

9/4/2015

Chico USD, comprised of 21 schools that serve over 12,000 students, brought in a Ruckus and Brocade wireless/wired network solution with over 400 Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points. Pennsylvania's Souderton ASD has deployed a network solution across its nine schools, serving 6,500 students to support 1-to-1 Chromebook deployments.

9/4/2015

An administrator at West Rusk County Consolidated ISD is scheduled to take over the district's top position when its chief retires in 2016. Assistant Superintendent Lawrence Coleman was the lone finalist for the superintendent job.

9/4/2015

Kentucky’s public schools have the nation’s highest percentage of students who are “homeless”. As the number of homeless students has ballooned, funding has not. That has left school systems scrambling for donations, cobbling together private funds to help feed, clothe and educate students without permanent shelter.

9/4/2015

A group of protesters caused Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to abruptly end a budget meeting early after he refused to answer their questions regarding the closure of Dyett High School and the city’s future plans for the school.

9/4/2015

The next five seasons of Sesame Street will now be available on HBO and its multiplex channels, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and the new internet-only SVOD service HBO NOW. Sesame Workshop will also be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons and, for the first time, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window.

9/4/2015

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year after holding the position for 13 years. He currently oversees the instruction of some 25,000 students in Utah's capital city.

9/4/2015

In an effort to put an end to a hunger strike and protests that have upended two public hearings this week, Chicago Public Schools announced that Dyett High School will open in the fall of next year as an "open enrollment, arts-focused neighborhood high school."

9/4/2015

In middle schools and high schools across Los Angeles County, Atlantic Recovery Services offered a free, government-funded treatment program for children coping with drug and alcohol addiction. But prosecutors allege that the program exploited children and defrauded taxpayers, with supervisors telling staffers to forge student signatures, falsify treatment records, and enroll students who may have merely dabbled in drugs.

9/4/2015

Video of a church's mass baptism at a Georgia public high school caught the attention of critics after it showed up online. Administrators are investigating what's become a battle over church, state and sports.

9/4/2015

The program, currently limited to 30 individuals who work in Minnesota, focuses on developing a professional practice grounded on evidence-based knowledge, skills and dispositions resulting in certification and transition for participants into their first position as superintendent.

9/4/2015

The new legislation will limit severance packages to one year of salary. Previously, the cap was at a year and a half. The bill also eliminates any cash settlement any superintendent may receive if he or she is found to have been engaging in illegal fiscal activities.

9/4/2015

Racially and socioeconomically diverse schools increase opportunity for students of all colors and income levels. So it’s hard to understand why New York's administration does not support the one type of public school — charters — with the potential to integrate the city's horribly segregated school system.

9/4/2015

Researcher and ELL expert Jim Cummins has identified three keys to success in teaching students who are just learning English. Read Middlebury Interactive’s special report on how technology can help address the needs of English Language Learners.

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