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6/19/2015

6/19/2015

The Senate Committee on Education dealt a blow to charter schools by approving a bill that imposes a moratorium on charter expansions and requires town council approval before any new charter can go forward.

6/19/2015

U.S. spending on public schools grew more slowly from 2009 to 2013 than at any time during the preceding two decades, new data from the Census Bureau shows. Spending on schools rose by only about 0.5 percent a year on average through 2013 while per-student spending on U.S. schools grew an average of 5 percent a year.

6/19/2015

The new Full HD Video Wall display has a slim bezel-to-bezel measurement of about 1/16th of an inch, allowing displays to be connected seamlessly with others to create a video wall with a continuous image.

6/19/2015

Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula will most likely undergo an overhaul based on commission recommendations to take into account charter schools and each district’s tax base. A new factor will go beyond accounting for the percentage of poorer students to adjust for the level and concentration of poverty in a school district.

6/19/2015

Only 26 out of nearly 200 Oregon school districts currently offer the free program to send fifth-year students to local community colleges. If all Oregon high school seniors had participated, they’d have cost the state around $1 billion. The program is simply unaffordable.

6/19/2015

Something had to be done to force improvements on the state’s worst-performing schools or students would continue to be penalized by leaders who can’t get the job done. The decision to institute a school receivership program should serve notice to those running failing schools that there is little time left for them to make dramatic changes.

6/19/2015

One of Gov. Jerry Brown's most dramatic accomplishments has been his reform of the way California allocates money to public schools. But the state needs better, independent oversight of how the money is spent. The entire funding system should be assessed in several years to see whether it is bringing about better results.

6/19/2015

The new Vernier Chemistry Investigations for use with AP Chemistry lab book from Vernier Software & Technology provides 16 student-directed, inquiry-based laboratory investigations.

6/19/2015

When combined with Edsby's learning management system, schools will have access to Google Apps for Education's social feed-like features for every class taught, group discussions, attendance and much more with single sign-on and integration between the two cloud-based solutions.

6/18/2015

6/18/2015

Federal education officials have given Pine Ridge School $218,000 to help students and teachers in their recovery from a string of student suicides and attempted suicides in recent months on the Indian reservation where the school is located.

6/18/2015

The legislature must enact strong laws that safeguard good governance in the state's largest school-choice program. In addition to greater financial transparency by charter schools, the Senate needs to halt low-performing charters bouncing between sponsors and take away financial incentives by requiring that sponsors spend payments from funding solely on oversight.

6/18/2015

The CP-AX2505, CP-AX3505, CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 LCD projectors were debuted with an ultra-short-throw design that features an improved contrast ratio for more vivid and realistic image quality, improved lamp life and an ultra-short-throw design for small spaces.

6/18/2015

A Trine University board will shut down the online-only school it chartered three years ago due to management and academic problems, leaving more than 1,100 Indiana Cyber Charter School students from across Indiana to find a new place to attend classes.

6/18/2015

Schools are safer now that the city of Bridgeport is in charge of their security. But city management has not led to cleaner school buildings, a report concluded of the 2-year-old arrangement. The management merger puts the police department in charge of school security and the city facilities department in charge of school repairs.

6/18/2015

Newark Memorial High School in California is the first school in the country to be equipped with ShotSpotter technology — gunfire-sensing microphones that alert police to the location of the shots. The hope is that it can get police to the scene of an active shooter in time to prevent a school massacre.

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