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4/28/2015

4/28/2015

The Georgia county's school board has chosen Chuck Gibson as the sole finalist for the superintendent’s job. Gibson, who has worked in the Jones County school system for 29 years, will replace retiring Superintendent William Mathews.

4/28/2015

Several PBS KIDS apps will be included on all new Hatch iStartSmart Mobile tablets to improve kindergarten readiness skills in preschool classrooms nationwide. The apps focus on building essential reading, math and social-emotional skills while exploring song creation, imagination and creative problem solving.

4/28/2015

Competition for students – and the taxpayer dollars they bring – is likely to increase in the future. Savvy school districts are increasingly realizing that if they want to retain and grow market share, they need to borrow marketing techniques from the corporations that have been fighting these battles for years.

4/28/2015

High quality early learning can help children start school ready to learn and can increase graduation rates. It also has a crucial impact on producing young men and women who have the ability to think critically, work well in teams, and make decisions under pressure. These are the skills we need in the high-tech world of today’s military.

4/28/2015

The pressure to succeed is not unique, nor does it cause a suicide cluster in itself, but the intense reflection underway in California's Palo Alto school district has unearthed a sobering reality about how Silicon Valley’s culture of best in class is playing out in the schools.

4/28/2015

The Marvel Group debuted The Focus Desk, a remake of the typical classroom desk which enables children to silently adjust the height of their desk from a sitting to standing mode, without adult assistance or class disruption. In addition to the FeatherTouch lift system, drop leaves offer workspace expansion.

4/28/2015

Newsela launched Text Sets, a collaborative feature that organizes Newsela articles into collections that share a common theme, topic or standard. Text Sets allow educators to contribute and leverage collections of articles to and from a global community of educators.

4/28/2015

Students at the five high schools in the Carroll County school system will be subject to random drug testing starting next school year. The testing will be only for the students who participate in athletics, any type of extracurricular non-athletic program and those who drive and park on campus.

4/28/2015

Dianna Chrisman, the principal at Logan County's Sterling High School, has been offered the superintendent position in Yuma School District-1.

4/28/2015

Test anxiety is hitting Minnesota school administrators as they prepare for the first ever statewide American College Test for high school juniors. To meet protocol, many high schools have rearranged schedules for thousands of other students — scheduling field trips, giving students “digital day” assignments to do from home, or even canceling school altogether.

4/28/2015

Students and recent graduates of Career Building Academy, an alternative, trades-oriented charter high school in Colorado Springs, will help construct a 5,300-square-foot house for families of military veterans who are moving their loved ones to a nearby nursing home.

4/28/2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that students not be sent home from school if lice are discovered. Pediatricians are urging reason over emotion when it comes to reaction toward head lice, saying that the bugs are a mere nuisance and don’t justify suspension from school or a rush toward prescription medication.

4/28/2015

In most states, missing a lot of school means a trip to the principal's office. In Texas, truancy there is treated as a criminal offense, a class C misdemeanor. The problem is so big, state lawmakers and the U.S. Justice Department are investigating whether prosecuting children and teenagers in adult criminal courts is doing more harm than good.

4/28/2015

Minority girls in Massachusetts have fewer chances to play high school sports than white girls and fewer than boys of any race, according to a new national report. Heavily minority schools, on average, offer fewer than half as many spots on teams compared with heavily white schools and they give about 60 percent of those spots to boys.

4/28/2015

Since leaving a 25-year career in the United States Army in 2001, retiring Superintendent Rick Mills has spent the last 14 years serving in leadership positions in public education with Chicago Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools and Manatee County School District.

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