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4/29/2016

4/29/2016

Special education practices may offer a model for other educators hoping to pursue more authentic personalization. Building off the Individualized Education Program model, some schools are trying to find ways to let a child’s personality, likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses influence how he is taught.

4/29/2016

An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge.

4/29/2016

The amendments introduced in Appropriations Committee appear to be a win for the lawmakers fighting to protect school funding. They include giving schools another $15.5 million to fully cover the effect of the current-year funding shift and an additional $5.3 million to charter schools to offset the small-school cuts.

4/29/2016

The 3D printers, designed specifically for K12 classrooms, delivers 3D printing integrated with a specifically designed curriculum, customizable lesson plans and activities.

4/29/2016

One reason why outstanding low-income students are underrepresented at top universities: Many don’t apply. Instead, most “under-match” to their abilities and attend less-demanding schools with lower admission standards. Top students need to be surrounded by similarly high-achieving learners in an environment of academic support.

4/29/2016

The Chicago public school system began testing water from drinking fountains at 28 elementary schools this week, the day before the city disclosed that water at district schools has not been checked for lead contamination.

4/29/2016

A commission set up by General Assembly leaders has launched the first comprehensive examination of Maryland's school construction program in 12 years, looking for ways to hold down costs while building better places to learn. 

4/29/2016

The Android mobile app includes millions of crowdsourced notes, test prep, flashcards and other study resources in addition to the ability to sync documents and flashcards via mobile device and desktop and even access them offline.

4/29/2016

Alexa Cunningham, a 27-year veteran in education, has been selected to fill the superintendent spot for Salt Lake School District. She has served for the Tolleson Union High School District in Arizona since 2011.

4/29/2016

As Montana's School Funding Commission evaluates whether high ability students are being given the opportunity to meet their full potential as the Constitution requires, pre-service and in-service training of classroom teachers seems to be a good place to start to prepare them to challenge and engage highly able students.

4/29/2016

Kansas school superintendents are expressing frustration with the state legislature over the equity funding measure. Some believe it won't pass muster with the state Supreme Court and could lead to a school shutdown. The court ordered equity funding measure was supposed to equalize funding for poor and more wealthy school districts.

4/29/2016

To save time for course participants and instructors, and ensure that all due credits and CEUs are recorded, Truenorthlogic released the Truenorthlogic Mobile Attendance App. Instructors can display a QR code for their course section on a computer screen or device, or print the section code on table tents and nametags.

4/29/2016

Woodbury Superintendent Joseph Jones announced today that he will be leaving the New Jersey school district to head up to the Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Jones has served as the superintendent of the Woodbury City Public Schools since 2005.

4/29/2016

The School District of Jefferson Board of Education named Mark Rollefson, a high school principal, to be its new superintendent. He will fill the superintendent position currently held by Craig Gerlach, who is resigning to take on the superintendent position at the Stevens Point Area Public School District.

4/29/2016

The country’s top LGBT legal organizations urged federal officials to make it clear that passing anti-LGBT laws like one in North Carolina will jeopardize their federal education funding. North Carolina is slated to receive $4.5 billion in federal education funds next year.

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