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6/23/2016

6/23/2016

​The myON 3.3 literacy toolkit version gives educators the freedom to create full assignments complete with book lists, writing prompts and checklists. In addition, the digital offerings have grown to more than 11,000 digitally enhanced titles.

6/23/2016

On top of the felony penalties of community service, 90 days of juvenile detention, a local prosecutor is now asking judges to force Ohio students who call in fake threats to their schools to pen individualized apology notes to each family in their district.

6/23/2016

Two Indiana congressmen want the U.S. Department of Education to give schools that were initially shorted federal dollars for teaching disadvantaged students more time to use those funds. School leaders say the federal poverty aid sent in March was welcome, but because the dollars came so late, it was difficult to find uses for the money.

6/23/2016

The Illinois government's year-long budget impasse is like a castle siege with each side entrenched for a prolonged stalemate. Mayors of nine south suburban communities have banded together to appeal to Gov. Bruce Rauner's ability to fix the inequitable formula instead of just increasing total funding.

6/23/2016

The Texas district chose DecisionEd to provide data management, analytics and reports as well as deliver performance management solutions. Round Rock ISD serves more than 47,000 students in five high schools, 10 middle schools, 33 elementary schools and four alternative learning centers.

6/23/2016

The way schools respond to boys’ behaviors plays a significant role in shaping their educational outcomes years later. In fact, behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, according to a new study.

6/23/2016

A new 2-year apprenticeship program has been created for Oakland County high school students for jobs in the construction trades. Students will have access to industry certifications and accumulate Department of Labor contact hours toward a registered apprenticeship in addition to receiving mentoring from instructors and contractors.

6/23/2016

All of this state-owned land is, by law, tax-exempt. The bulk of it lies in the state's most rural counties, where the tax base already is severely restricted by low population and economic recession. The state can correct this imbalance by increasing the annual payment in lieu of taxes to each affected school district, county and municipality.

6/23/2016

Even before controversy erupted earlier this year over new state laws limiting transgender rights, many schools across the country had quietly taken proactive steps to make the school environment safer and more welcoming to transgender students.

6/23/2016

Right after media reports of as many as 30 Glock handguns missing from the Atlanta Public School district, district officials announced that they had accounted for guns purchased for the use of a newly formed district police force as well as 18 guns previously purchased. But district investigators are still trying to find out if the district owns any other guns.

6/23/2016

A free program for 14- to 19-year-old girls in several Georgia locations addresses the issues of a growing labor shortage and a lack of women in construction. Students are introduced to topics on safety, carpentry, electrical systems and welding in addition to learning directly from a woman working in the field and touring a local job site.

6/23/2016

Capstone's newest digital tool for schools, pivotEd, pairs the company's content with more than 500 pre-built, on-demand, teacher-led lessons that cover science, social studies and language arts for students in grades 3–6.

6/23/2016

While the California district insists that its new approach ensures that all students enter high school with the same mathematical foundation, parents see the new standards as a dumbing down of the curriculum. It touches on a fundamental question in education policy: should schools push over-achievers ahead if that means leaving some students behind?

6/23/2016

The California school board approved a plan to spend $416,000 in the next school year on a health and wellness program that must include at least one day of yoga instruction per week and enrichment teachers in other subjects now covered by parent fundraising and donations.

6/22/2016

6/22/2016

School crossing guards are chafing at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to transfer them from the Police Department to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, saying it will diminish their authority and bring job duties they didn't sign up for. It also could result in a loss of fixed work schedules, job protections and health benefits.

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