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6/17/2015

6/17/2015

Five students from around the state were the first ever to receive their high school diplomas from Maine Connections Academy. The school had 265 to 270 students in its first year, and next year it’s expected to have 396 students.

6/17/2015

For five years, there have been reductions in state and federal funding for schools while mandated costs have increased. Seventy percent of districts across the state plan to raise property taxes while 41 percent plan to reduce their staff, according to a new budget survey.

6/17/2015

Throughout the education process, parents deserve to have a true picture of how their children are performing and whether they are prepared for college. Where a family lives, how much money it makes or its race or ethnicity should not dictate the quality of education a child receives. The Common Core initiative raises expectations for all children, including those who are struggling.

6/17/2015

The 2015 release of Adobe's flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services includes major updates to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.

6/17/2015

A plan to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline was adopted by the Flagler County School Board resolving a federal civil rights complaint the Southern Poverty Law Center filed three years ago against the Florida district.

6/17/2015

EDTRAININGCENTER has teamed up with observe4success to create a new kind of observation, feedback and professional development program for administrators, coaches, mentors and teachers.

6/17/2015

Rapid Responder Notify, the newest add-on to the Rapid Responder emergency preparedness and crisis management system, is a new external mass notification system that allows system administrators to instantly send out mass notifications as well as allowing app users to report incidents to designated personnel.

6/16/2015

6/16/2015

Nevada isn't the first to create education savings accounts, but it is the first to allow any student currently enrolled in a public school to have an ESA. The new option is revolutionizing education financing.

6/16/2015

The Michigan district's board of education is considering a proposed $197.5 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that seeks to address an $8 million deficit through the elimination of 46 positions, mainly through unfilled vacancies and restructuring.

6/16/2015

A new state education formula has the potential to help schools that struggle financially, but the changes may not benefit well-off schools or those with declining enrollment. That raises the question of whether a new formula would be applied to existing funding or only to additional funding.

6/16/2015

A significant increase in exposure to green spaces resulted in a 5 percent increase in the development of children's working memory after a one-year period and a 1 percent decrease in inattentiveness, according to a new Spanish study.

6/16/2015

A school bus company and its local dealer are fighting in court a decision by Florida's Hillsborough County school district officials to buy school buses from another company, arguing that the selection process was unfair.

6/16/2015

The Virginia Department of Education will launch a virtual high school this fall with all classes taught online. Up to 100 students, signed up on a first-come, first-served basis, will be able to earn a regular diploma from their local high school, which will still oversee testing.

6/16/2015

A former Dayton charter school owes taxpayers nearly $1.2 million after padding its attendance rolls and receiving state aid for students who never attended. General Chappie James Leadership Academy reported enrollment of 459 students, but nearly half of those students had never attended or long since left the school.

6/16/2015

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is adopting a nine-game regular season schedule and 16‐team qualifier field for all football classes in the playoffs instead of 32 teams. The move comes after a review which found that the current schedule allows fewer days of rest and recovery between each game in the postseason.

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