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10/13/2014

10/13/2014

Sunrise Hitek introduced its new line of of rugged slim tough cases for iPad Air and iPad 2/3/4. Scheduled for a November release, the case includes a dual-layer rugged design with a protective silicone skin over an inner hard case and a naked frame.

10/13/2014

The students arrested were identified as a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. The incidents came just days after similar online threats were made at another school in Coral Springs, with fights and a fire reported on campus.

10/13/2014

A new collaboration with Khan Academy will enhance teacher and student access to personalized instructional resources linked to student scores from Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Teachers can use RIT scores from MAP and MAP for Primary Grades to identify instructional resources in math via Khan Academy.

10/13/2014

This year, in addition to celebrating the Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic in 1492, students in Portland Public Schools will honor the indigenous people who lived in the Americas long before “Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

10/13/2014

The district settled a federal complaint saying that it failed to stop the harassment of black and Somali students at one of its high schools during the 2012-13 school year. The district is required to take action in 13 different areas and submit monitoring reports to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

10/13/2014

As a teachers strike entered its third day, angry parents supporting the instructors took over the San Ysidro School District’s headquarters Friday morning demanding to speak with the administration. District officials were behind closed doors all day, talking with the teachers union.

10/10/2014

10/10/2014

The New Jersey city's board of education has named Silvia Abbato as the district's new superintendent. She stepped in as acting superintendent after the school's chief, Stanley Sanger, retired in June. Abbato formerly served as assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction for 11 years.

10/10/2014

The city's public high school enrollment rose to almost 12,500 for the 2014-2015 academic year, an increase of about 10 percent from a year earlier, according to newly released records. Ninth grade in particular saw gains, which could indicate even more growth in the future. None of the two dozen schools lost more than about 25 students.

10/10/2014

The Kennewick School Board will ask for $89.5 million to help pay for five schools and various other projects as part of a proposed bond measure this winter. It would pay for two new elementary schools, a rebuilt elementary school and two new middle schools. The bond also would pay for other building improvements and land for future schools.

10/10/2014

The fate of an $800 million school bond referendum could depend on what voters think is in greater disrepair: Broward County schools or their trust in those who would spend the money. The Broward County School District is asking voters to approve a general obligation bond to a multitude of issues in the district's oldest schools.

10/10/2014

Richard Matkin begins to close out four decades in public education with his last three years spent leading the Plano district's 53,000 students as superintendent. Matkin will retire effective January 30, 2015.

10/10/2014

Craig Witherspoon will resign his position as Birmingham City Schools' superintendent, effective December 31, 2014. Witherspoon has worked as Birmingham superintendent for four and a half years.

10/10/2014

The skin-tight, low-cut clothes worn by some students in schools can disrupt the educational atmosphere for both girls and boys. School teachers are the people held accountable for educating tomorrow’s productive workforce and engaged citizenry. Stop giving them yet another impediment to reaching this goal.

10/10/2014

The state government needs to resolve teachers’ health care benefits through a statewide plan covering all 500 public school districts. Taking benefit disputes off the table with a plan mandating teacher contributions and a wide array of benefit options would save money and minimize funding disparities among districts.

10/10/2014

A three-year contract was awarded to K12 Inc. to provide the academic curriculum for Pennsylvania's Agora Cyber Charter School commencing in the 2015-2016 school year.

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