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2/4/2016

2/4/2016

The Dremel Dreams program creates a digital ecosystem with 3D-specific lesson plans, design software and one-on-one customer support, making the integration of 3D printing in STEM curriculum simple.

2/4/2016

Generally speaking, ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) would benefit better-off districts; boosting Foundation Aid, on the other hand, would help poorer ones. But properly funding schools should not be about taking political sides. The state should stop balancing its budget on the backs of schools. The GEA is about as blatant a gimmick as it gets. It should be eliminated.

2/4/2016

Wake County Schools needs more than $2 billion to cover all of its school construction needs over the next seven years. District leaders say money from a 2013 school bond referendum is quickly running out. They need $1.1 billion for new schools, which include 10 elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools.

2/4/2016

A bill in the Washington Legislature would create a new way for students to anonymously send information about threats, potential mass shootings or other life-threatening situations at their schools.

2/4/2016

Vernier Software & Technology has developed LabQuest Stream. This wireless and USB sensor interface allows students to collect scientific data from multiple sensors with a mobile device, Chromebook or computer.

2/4/2016

Children perform worse in school when their parents are diagnosed with depression, suggests a study from Sweden. On the range of factors that influence a child's school performance, parental depression falls between a family's economic status and parental education.

2/4/2016

But with $2.4 billion in construction permits issued last year in Tampa, there aren’t enough workers to build it all. So companies are recruiting younger and younger for high paying jobs.

2/4/2016

Students at 10 Washington. D.C.-area elementary and middle schools can expect an extra month of classes next school year as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to help struggling pupils make the grade. An additional two weeks will be provided for students who need extra support.

2/4/2016

A new report shows missing as few as two days of school per month has a significant impact on Mississippi students’ academic success, particularly in the early years. Although minority students are more likely to be chronically absent nationally, the trend is reversed in Mississippi, where 17 percent of white students and 14 percent of black students were chronically absent during the 2013-14 school year.

2/4/2016

A new system would take years and years to straighten out — and, most likely, years and years of legislative bickering and court fights. Why create such problems in the middle of current turmoil caused by over-testing, under-funding, vouchers and the explosion of choice programs?

2/4/2016

The impact of the seven-year-old Building Excellent Schools Today program has been blunted in recent years because of a cap on how much BEST can spend every year on repaying the lease-purchase agreements used to build new schools. A new proposed bill would raise spending cap, allowing for additional large projects.

2/4/2016

The Career Cluster Interest Inventory tool has been added to the comprehensive iCEV platform. A student completes the interest inventory and receives information on a career cluster—16 groupings of related occupations developed by the U.S. Department of Education—that best fits the student’s interests and skills.

2/4/2016

According to a new legislative analysis, the state Public Education Department's A-F school grading system favors more affluent schools in New Mexico, while it works against schools that have a high percentage of students who are in special-education programs, are from low-income families or are English-language learners.

2/4/2016

Our newsfeeds and timelines are flooded daily with the latest gaffes, poll results, and detailed plans from each of the candidates who intend to lead America for at least the next four years. But one very important issue has been strikingly missing from the discourse up until now: education.

2/3/2016

2/3/2016

The 3068AV headphone is being offered as a headset, featuring an attached noise reducing microphone to engage students in active speaking and listening. The headset includes two audio plugs, the 3.5 mm To Go and USB, for versatile use with mobile, computer or gaming devices.

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