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6/27/2016

6/27/2016

American education has some obvious shortcomings. Even defenders of the schools can make long lists of things they’d like to change. But the root of the problem is not incompetent design, as is so frequently alleged. Nor is it stasis. Rather, it is the twofold challenge of complexity and scale.

6/27/2016

Beginning next school year, Roswell ISD will begin integrating the Discovery Education Math Techbook into teaching and learning at all of its middle schools.

6/27/2016

A former White House aide argues that a high-performing Maryland fails to publicize language-immersion opportunities in areas with high percentages of black and Hispanic students and many parents are unaware that such options exist. 

6/27/2016

The fast-track plan to require school health and safety plans and lead testing came in response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and subsequent revelations of lead in drinking water in schools in Portland, Eugene, Beaverton and elsewhere.

6/27/2016

The bill boosts aid to poor school districts by $38 million, and redistributes some funds from wealthier districts to meet a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to make the education funding system fairer to poor districts.

6/27/2016

ScholarChip and PowerSchool Group LLC have joined forces to bring ScholarChip’s enhanced portal and its suite of school safety and operations applications to PowerSchool’s dashboard using one-click access.

6/27/2016

When there's a discipline problem, the restorative model says that instead of handing down consequences, it's better to bring together everyone affected by the problem and let them decide as a group how to solve it.

6/27/2016

Ballot question would raise the sales tax by a cent to fund education, including a $5,000 teacher pay raise. But a lobbying group says passage of the measure would result in the state having the highest sales tax in the country—and that there are other ways to pay for a teacher pay increase

6/27/2016

Although charter schools were intended to be an educational antidote to the city's struggling traditional public schools, many of the city's charter schools aren't outperforming their district-run counterparts, and on average, performed worse last year in statewide results, according to a grand jury report released this week.

6/27/2016

In addition to beating out western nations such as France and Germany and essentially tying Finland in math and science, Estonia also had the smallest number of weak performers in all of Europe, about 10 percent in math and reading and 5 percent in science.

6/27/2016

Parents say they have faced barriers to accessing needed services for their children. They contend that parents are not consistently included in meetings to talk about those services — an area the Iowa Department of Education recently investigated in the Iowa City Community School District.

6/27/2016

A School to Prison Pipeline Committee is being formed to help change the city’s disciplinary record—especially when it comes to punishment for black and brown male students. The goal is to reduce the number and rate of suspensions and expulsions, and increase educational opportunities to engage kids.

6/27/2016

While many agree that preschool is a critical investment, early childhood educators earn far less than other teachers. In some states, you can make more working at a fast food restaurant.

6/27/2016

Powered by an externally accessible, upgradeable Android platform central processing unit, the ActivPanel interactive display features wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, pre-loaded applications for mobile device mirroring, digital whiteboarding, and free collaboration software from ClassFlow.

6/27/2016

Senate budget would amend calendar law so the only year-round schools allowed would be multi-track schools where students are split into four rotating groups. If the change goes into effect, 88 single-track year-round schools would have to revise their calendars

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