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4/15/2015

4/15/2015

FireSphere Threat Isolator, an integration of iboss Cybersecurity's FireSphere and HP's SDN architecture and SDN VAN controller, will extend FireSphere's perimeter defense capabilities to detect malware once inside the network and contain the outbreak of the infection.

4/15/2015

Greenville County Schools has deepened its 13-year partnership with Discovery Education by implementing Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps in 10 sites across the district. The professional development system supports the development of teacher-leaders as they serve as change agents for the district's digital transition.

4/15/2015

For the first time, LAUSD will open two all-girls' schools next fall. One will be a science-oriented school overseen directly by LAUSD while the other will be an independently operated, district-authorized charter school.

4/15/2015

The Vermont Agency of Education's deputy secretary told lawmakers that the agency wanted to back away from mandatory components of the state's education reform bill, which passed the House last month. The agency wants to pursue voluntary steps toward school district consolidation.

4/15/2015

Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton proposed a $1.3 billion budget that includes fewer central office staff and 40 more classroom teachers. The central office's budget will decrease by $17.8 million through cost-cutting and departmental reorganizations and by cutting 120 funded positions.

4/15/2015

After more than nine years after the Louisiana Recovery School District took over 100 New Orleans schools, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the contract Martin Luther King Jr. Charter has signed with the Orleans Parish School Board.

4/15/2015

What’s on kids’ school-lunch trays can have an impact that reaches far beyond the cafeteria — even to the frontlines where America's men and women serve. Nearly one in three young adults is too heavy to serve in the military. We should continue to support schools that are having a tougher time meeting healthier standards.

4/14/2015

4/14/2015

Distraction, miscommunication of hand signals, poor visibility, slick roads and other variables may be in play when children cross a road to get on the bus. Levying stronger punishments can't correct for human error, only a system change will. Bus routes can be arranged to pick up and drop off children on the door side only.

4/14/2015

Through this integration, schools and districts that use Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions will now be able to access and build courses leveraging CK-12 Foundation’s content. CK-12’s K-12 STEM platform provides a combination of adaptive STEM practice material and recommended learning material at no cost.

4/14/2015

Paul J. Casseri, the current principal of the New York district’s high school, has been chosen to succeed R. Christopher Roser as superintendent. Casseri has served in his current position for a decade.

4/14/2015

Any realist admits that we're not going to succeed in "stopping" school violence because doing so is too high of an expectation. However, if prevention, awareness and effective threat assessment in schools are integral parts of our dialogue, then we might be as close as we can get to cessation.

4/14/2015

The Texas House gave preliminary approval to HB 767, which requires students to receive an electrocardiogram (EKG) before they can play high school sports. The new legislation adds an EKG test to student athletes' required health assessments before the first and third year of participation.

4/14/2015

Florida school districts resumed computerized testing this week without a hitch. The issues that plagued students as they took the Florida Standards Assessments writing exams a month ago — such as not being able to log in or being knocked out of tests — did not recur.

4/14/2015

The state school board voted to eliminate the so-called "5 of 8" rule that sets the minimum number of school nurses, librarians, counselors and arts teachers that school districts must have. It will now be up to each local school board how many of those positions they want to have at their schools.

4/14/2015

Approximately 30,000 more Oregon school children could have access to free school lunches starting with the 2015-16 school year. A new appropriations bill will provide $2.4 million to fund the mandate that school districts provide free lunches to students who are eligible for reduced-price lunches.

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