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6/18/2015

6/18/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law that will require the city to release demographic data every year related to individual grade levels and programs within schools, including gifted and talented and dual-language programs.

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

Even though Massachusetts' public schools consistently rank at or near the top in the nation for performance on NAEP math and reading exams, the state has nonetheless struggled with how to improve chronically low-performing districts like the one in the impoverished former mill town of Lawrence.

6/18/2015

Instead of consolidating the school with another aging school, the board has decided to rebuild its Fred P. Hall Elementary School with $20 million in state aid. The rebuilding process will involve asking Portland voters to approve the project at a citywide referendum in 2016.

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.

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

Teachers and others in the Neshoba County School District continue to voice support for $23.4 million in construction funding approved for a new high school and football stadium, among other facilities on newly purchased land adjacent to the campus.

6/18/2015

Pretending that limiting school leaders' salaries will help fix New Jersey's financial woes is a dangerous game. In the end, it only serves to further harm the state's excellent public schools, which actually attract businesses, jobs and high-income families to the Garden State.

6/18/2015

Xchange Technology Group's education-focused business unit, Partstock Computer, is being rolled into BlueRange Technology, the company’s full-service IT provider and reseller. BlueRange Technology works with hardware and software manufacturers such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Microsoft.

6/18/2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $54.5-billion state budget that includes modest spending increases for education. The lowest-funded school districts in the state will get an increase of $140 per pupil, while the highest funded districts will receive around $70 more per student.

6/17/2015

6/17/2015

Struggling schools will learn in early July if they're in danger of having a state-approved receiver oversee their turnaround, according to regulations approved by the state Board of Regents. Rules for a new system for evaluating the state's teachers and principals were also passed.

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

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

Rhode Island's law allowing citizens with concealed carry permits to carry guns on school property is inconsistent with the state’s otherwise prudent school-safety regulations. Yet firearms are banned in government buildings. Should not our children, in their schools, be afforded the same protections?

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