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7/22/2016

7/22/2016

It stands to reason that a student who stays sharp in the summer will be better equipped to attack the new school year with gusto. Would a different approach to vacation time improve the quality of education we provide our students?

7/22/2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in School rule, which applies to food sold a la cart in school stores and vending machines, require snacks be made with whole grains, or be low-fat dairy, a fruit, vegetable or lean protein.

7/22/2016

Luke Ontiveros officially started his position as the superintendent of the Santa Maria Bonita School District. Ontiveros, a Santa Maria native, was most recently leading a school district in Southern California.

7/22/2016

Drawp Resource Marketplace, Drawp for School's new collaborative platform, allows teachers to browse original content—including lesson plans, worksheets and graphics—from fellow teachers as well as from publishers.

7/22/2016

Multiple schools in Florida's Duval County are in the process of being closed and converted to specialty schools. This is sending hundreds of students to other schools around the district. That plan hit a snag this week after the Florida Board of Education says the district violated a rule regarding transferring to other failing schools.

7/22/2016

The city Education Department is teaming up with the New York Police Department (NYPD) to set new policy for the use of metal detectors in public schools. Education officials currently deploy a roving cadre of metal detectors, operated by NYPD school safety agents, to randomly selected public schools.

7/22/2016

Continuous change is expected at the Texas school district as La Villa's board of trustees moved to hire the district’s interim superintendent for the permanent position. Jose Cervantes has more than eight years of experience as superintendent of several school districts, including Edgewood in San Antonio and Alpine school district.

7/22/2016

There are adaptations necessary for different school contexts based on individual school needs. But after the necessary accommodations are made, you come down to a teacher and up to 30 children who need to be motivated and guided. We cannot be distracted by arguments that “nothing replicates” that are contradicted by many examples.

7/22/2016

The State University College at Geneseo has signed an agreement to work with Rochester's Dr. Charles T. Lunford School 19 in a partnership that would include a Geneseo education professor assigned to work with teachers and an influx of Geneseo teacher students who could serve as student teachers or tutors.

7/22/2016

REcharge Labs has created two new hands-on kits to help educators teach abstract solar energy concepts. The Solar Cork Boat and the Solar Scavenger Hunt are both available as individual kits and class packs, and are built for repeated use, making it possible to reuse them for multiple lessons, classes and school years.

7/22/2016

The Texas district's school board officially named veteran West Texas educator Ryder Warren as the district's new superintendent. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Karen Rue, who led the 22,000-student district for 11 years.

7/22/2016

Empowered by the constant reinforcement of their own viewpoints, citizens often have less tolerance for counterpoints and less respect for those with a different perspective. If school officials mirror that mindset by censoring opposing views of their own actions, they’re effectively teaching students that the world is a place where you toe the line, find your own kind and ignore reality. 

7/22/2016

New legislation has been proposed in Florida that will help teachers respond quickly to threats with the use of technology. The bill allows the Justice Department to award districts extra dollars to place tech-forward alert systems in classrooms. It also gives local officials autonomy to select the type of alert system.

7/22/2016

The new Architecture, Construction, Transportation and Manufacturing curriculum from CEV Multimedia offers content areas on construction technology, welding techniques, small engine repair and more.

7/22/2016

Principals of Chicago Public Schools have $140 million less to spend this year than last year in classrooms, an analysis revealed. Under the new approach to funding, individual schools were given money to carry the costs of special education in their budgets, a departure from past practice where the district's central office picked up those expenses. The change obscured overall cuts.

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