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8/19/2015

8/19/2015

To inspire and prepare more students to excel in STEM and build a strong pipeline of teachers in these disciplines, we need new ways of approaching STEM education, and our efforts must involve everyone: states, districts, schools, tech developers, teacher prep programs and our best scientists, mathematicians and engineers all have roles to play.

8/19/2015

Body cameras in the schools are especially problematic. They allow school staff to invade student privacy at an increasingly intimate level—different than the overall monitoring of more open spaces. Body cameras present a real threat to students’ privacy and contribute to an environment in our schools of pervasive, intrusive surveillance.

8/19/2015

In addition to the original animated, professional development Good Thinking! series from the Smithsonian Science Education Center and FableVision Studios, PBS LearningMedia will offer the Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp, Showbiz Safari, Bumper Ducks games and other digital series.

8/19/2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools expect 2,400 new students when school starts Monday, part of a trend that could mean even more new schools needed in the future. For the 2015-16 school year, the district is opening two new schools in addition to moving several schools to new buildings.

8/19/2015

A U.S. representative from Florida is calling for a federal review after a newspaper investigation raised serious questions about the use of federal dollars for poor children and the overall quality of education students are receiving in five predominantly black elementary schools.

8/19/2015

Since a modest charter-school cap lift foundered in the state Senate last summer, the Legislature has shown little inclination to revisit the issue. But by announcing an effort to put a charter-school question on the November 2016 ballot, charter advocates have changed that dynamic.

8/19/2015

Greenville County Schools launched a new phase in its 13-year collaboration with Discovery Education to create learner-centered instructional environments in all 102 of its schools with digital content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

8/19/2015

Neighborhood and magnet schools are set to receive significant cuts in areas such as special education and busing, while charter schools are virtually untouched by these reductions, an analysis of the 2015-16 school year budget found.

8/18/2015

8/18/2015

Nearly nine out of 10 people want to see an increase in farm-to-school food programming in the U.S., according to a national survey. The overall results showed more confidence in the quality of public school meals and support for increasing government funding.

8/18/2015

Kids from military families are more likely to say they're bullied at school, that they've tried alcohol or been in a fight, a new study shows.They are also 90 percent more likely to admit to carrying a weapon.

8/18/2015

The success of the new School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act policies will depend on whether its implementation builds a database of knowledge that allows education leaders to better hone in on the root causes of underperforming schools and gives those schools the proper attention.

8/18/2015

Alabama's Ozark City Schools is getting formal about prom spurred by a controversy last year. The system implemented a written policy limiting who can come to the event and who may escort students at lead out. Prom attendees must be at least in the ninth grade and less than 21 years old.

8/18/2015

Starting in September, educational videos will be shown to the California district's middle school and high school students, teaching them how to prevent sexting from occurring and how to manage it if it does happen.

8/18/2015

Phoenix Union High School District has selected Edgenuity as its primary online and blended learning solution. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Edgenuity will provide access to its full curriculum and offer blended learning services to the Arizona district’s 16 schools and over 27,000 students.

8/18/2015

Dr. Susan B. Neuman has signed with Follett to become the exclusive distributor of World of Words, a new, research-based, shared book reading program for children at the pre-K through first-grade levels.

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