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9/23/2014

9/23/2014

The state will survey more than 700 school districts to determine how they are implementing New York's anti-bullying and harassment law. The survey will ask for information on steps and actions the districts have taken to implement core provisions of the Dignity for all Students Act.

9/23/2014

The truth is, today's young people do need more, or at least different, kinds of training and education to succeed in the global marketplace for talent. And plenty of policy changes could help improve outcomes for our most disadvantaged students. In the meantime, let's stop denying the measurable progress that U.S. schools have made in the last half-century.

9/23/2014

As an educational tool, Wisconsin's report cards for public schools can be educational for schools to spur improvement — but not everything that's important about a school or school district. Beware of any attempts by legislators or others to attach higher stakes to them, such as a loss of state funding or a loss of local control.

9/23/2014

There’s nothing wrong with demanding accountability and higher standards, but inconsistency in the tools used to measure them doesn’t do anyone any good. Nor does excessive delays in reporting the measures, especially in this era of electronic, digital, high-tech testing and analytics.

9/23/2014

New Education Department statistics say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year, an 8 percent increase from the previous school year. School districts reported that nearly 76,000 of these students were living on their own.

9/23/2014

The University of California “a-g” review board approved 95 of Fuel Education's online and blended courses. Eighteen of the courses that are approved through May of 2016 are AP courses.

9/23/2014

In the wake of the deaths of five Lexington County children, some weigh whether a statewide, uniform policy on school absences is needed. According to the State Department of Education, there is no uniform requirement on when and how schools should notify parents of an absent student.

9/23/2014

The district plans to appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court a lower court ruling that could allow a Bethlehem charter school to open a second location. The legal battle centers around the charter school wanting to open a dedicated middle school in a shuttered Catholic school. Bethlehem school officials argue state law prohibits that.

9/23/2014

SANS Inc. has released Version 14.3 of the Sony Virtuoso and Sony Soloist digital language lab software. Enhancements include error detection and correction as well as Quality of Service settings for the SANSTalk Audio Router Software.

9/23/2014

The Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Committee voted to offer the vacant superintendent’s position to Sheila M. Harrity, principal of Worcester Technical High School.

9/23/2014

If all goes as planned, Michael Ross will be the new superintendent of the Union School District by next summer. He is currently a high school principal in the district. The board hired Michael Hink as interim superintendent for the current school year after Superintendent Alfonso Angelucci left in June.

9/23/2014

Christopher Hoffman has been named as the California district's superintendent, overseeing 62,500 students in 64 schools. He previously headed up the El Dorado Union High School District with nine schools spread over 1,200 square miles. Hoffman's predecessor, Steven Ladd, retired after nine years as superintendent.

9/23/2014

The state House passed a multi-faceted education bill that streamlines the school construction approval process, creates a publicly accessible database to monitor school spending, and puts into law an option for dealing with school closures due to weather emergencies.

9/23/2014

A statewide amendment on the November 2014 ballot would make it harder for the Alabama Legislature to impose new requirements on school systems without providing money to pay for the changes. Supporters say it would provide schools with the same protections city and county governments have had for years.

9/23/2014

The number of Denver students in high-performing schools in Denver declined 1 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to data released by Denver Public Schools. Of the district’s 154 schools, 60 percent of students attend a school rated in the top two categories.

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