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1/26/2016

1/26/2016

BloomBoard's new offering pairs curated collections of learning resources with the use of micro-credentials, which recognize educators for demonstrating competency with a specific skill. Micro-credentials can be transferred into credit hours. Educators can also use the platform to connect with others.

1/26/2016

Many students across New Mexico eat breakfast in their classroom after the school bell rings, but two state lawmakers are proposing a bill that may amend that. The state gets $27 million in federal funding for the Breakfast After the Bell program and the proposed changes could put that money in jeopardy.

1/25/2016

1/25/2016

Last week, Congress decided to double funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education programs in public schools.

1/25/2016

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa says Dallas ISD has acted “fat, dumb and happy” for too long as charter school enrollment exploded within the district’s boundaries, taking away millions in state funding.

1/25/2016

Schools are increasingly using movement and expression as vehicles for teaching kids social-emotional skills.

1/25/2016

Created by EXO U Inc., Ormi is a BYOD teaching platform. Its classroom management capabilities include creating new lessons or sending existing instructional materials, in addition to incorporating polls, lessons and quizzes.

1/25/2016

Last year, gains made in the city’s neighborhood schools were so significant that St. Louis Public Schools experienced its best performance in more than a decade, as measured by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

1/25/2016

Angered by teacher sick-outs that have caused many Detroit school closures, majority Republicans in Michigan's Legislature on Thursday proposed — and promised to quickly pass — legislation to make it easier to deem such work stoppages illegal strikes.

1/25/2016

More schools are using social media services such as Facebook and Twitter to reach out to students, parents, and local communities. But educators may not understand the privacy consequences that those accounts have for students and parents.

1/25/2016

Chicago Public Schools turned to a familiar tactic in the face of its latest fiscal crisis, slashing its nonteaching ranks and eliminating vacant positions in a bid to save tens of millions of dollars.

1/25/2016

The Flint area may have the most attention as lead levels are tested at schools, homes and buildings there, but the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is monitoring eight locations — including three schools — across the state for reportedly high lead levels.

1/25/2016

Kids Discover Online offers access to over 1,000 K8 science and social studies resources on any device and at three different reading levels. Ad-free, nonfiction reading materials are presented using a mix of infographics, articles, photographs and interactive elements to guide teachers and students through lessons.

1/25/2016

The city's top three public elementary schools in terms of teacher years of experience also have the whitest and most affluent student bodies, a Pioneer Press analysis found.

1/25/2016

The board had previously ruled that 14 schools with Native American mascots must choose new ones by 2017. Under a new amendment approved Thursday, schools who secure permission from one of Oregon's nine tribes can keep their Native American mascots.

1/25/2016

Edsby, a cloud-based learning management system for K12 school districts, will soon be available on Microsoft Azure. Edsby will be making its cloud service available in Azure data centers in the U.S. and Canada, and then across other countries in Australia, Europe and elsewhere.

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