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2/12/2016

2/12/2016

The court threw state government into turmoil, ordering the Legislature to fix unfair and unconstitutional school funding by June 30 deadline or risk shutting down school districts statewide. The ruling left unanswered whether the Legislature provides enough money overall to meet its constitutional burden of “suitable” provision for public education.

2/12/2016

A bill to eliminate elected school superintendents passed the Mississippi Senate and is now headed to the House of Representatives. The bill, which would change the 55 elected superintendent positions in the state to appointed positions beginning next term.

2/12/2016

A veteran employee of the Tazewell County school system has been hired as the division’s new superintendent. George Brown, a current assistant school superintendent, was selected to replace Christine Kinser, who is retiring from the position at the end of the school year.

2/12/2016

The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the Legislature’s latest school financing scheme is unconstitutional should surprise no one. Gov. Sam Brownback and lawmakers invited the legal critique last year when they scrapped the state’s education funding formula and ignored recommendations on how much money schools would need.

2/12/2016

When it comes to policy recommendations and state and federal programs, rural schools are often overlooked despite comprising 29 percent of all public schools. However, the idea of rural collaboratives pooling resources and research could help schools tackle challenges such as a lack of Internet access and low teacher retention rates.

2/12/2016

Responding to a controversial plan, a Florida Senate subcommittee is proposing its own reforms to how much school districts can spend on capital costs and what access the state's 650 charter schools should have to state and local dollars.

2/12/2016

To further strengthen content quality, Edmentum is one of the premier participants in the Depth of Knowledge Partner Program developed by WebbAlign. The program helps partners implement the DOK framework, which facilitates verifiable alignment between standards, curriculum and assessments.

2/12/2016

Simply put, education improves democracy, and understanding politics is a name game and about knowing the vocabulary. That’s why the test would be effective—it asks about representatives or senators, people who should be recognizable to the common man. And more importantly, as people become more informed, they realize that issues are nuanced.

2/12/2016

The calls in Delaware appear to be part of an emerging trend across the country, as law enforcement and school administrators see hoaxers using proxy servers, virtual private networks and other technology tricks to menace random schools online and draw a wave of police.

2/12/2016

Scott Petrie, currently the controller at Black Hawk Area Special Education District, has been named as the Illinois district’s new superintendent. He has 17 years of experience in education, serving as a teacher and principal in the Alwood School District.

2/12/2016

Nationwide, students of color are dramatically underrepresented within gifted and talented education programs. Minority and low-income students have long been dramatically underrepresented in the gifted category. Complicating matters, no blanket definition of "giftedness" exists across states or local education agencies.

2/12/2016

School dress codes and decorum arguably play a bigger role than ever in preparing young people for the "real world". Regardless of how comfortable pajama pants may be, not many employers are going to be impressed with the job applicant—or even the job shadower or intern—who comes to work dressed like that.

2/12/2016

Named after men linked to the Confederacy, campuses join four others slated for change. The hourslong debate brought out accusations of racism, questions about historical legacy and concerns about the cost - an estimated $250,000 per campus.

2/12/2016

Discovery Education and Wilkes University have launched a new 12-credit program designed to prepare educators to incorporate STEM strategies into their instructional practice and foster a culture of STEM in their schools. STEM Letter of Endorsement's online courses are offered in accelerated seven-week sessions, allowing completion in eight months.

2/12/2016

Available in 75-inch and 84-inch diagonal sizes, the new UHD MimioDisplay touch display offers four times the resolution of conventional 1080P high-definition displays, providing a visually sharper, detail-rich, immersive experience.

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