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8/18/2014

8/18/2014

When it comes to lackluster school results in Michigan, the problem isn’t charter schools. The state doesn’t need less choice. It needs more.

8/18/2014

Louisiana's pre-schools, which advocates say are sorely underfunded, might soon benefit from a $250 million federal grant program, U.S. Department of Education officials announced. The new competitive grant pool will help states develop and expand early childhood programs in high-need communities.

8/15/2014

8/15/2014

Fuel Education is partnering with LearnBop this fall to offer LearnBop through its Fuel Education's personalized learning platform, PEAK. Further, in the coming months Fuel Education will also make LearnBop available through its PEAK Library.

8/15/2014

The Union Springs Central School District Board of Education appointed Jarrett Powers to lead the district as its superintendent of schools. He fills the position made vacant by Linda Rice, who earlier this spring resigned as superintendent, a position she's held since 2004. Powers joins the Union Springs district from Ithaca, where he served as principal of Ithaca High School.

8/15/2014

Conewago Valley's board of directors has approved promoting current Assistant Superintendent Russell Greenholt as the replacement for current Superintendent Rebecca Harbaugh when she retires in January.

8/15/2014

Dozens of Pinellas families are scrambling to find schools for their children after a St. Petersburg charter school abruptly held a new lottery for admission just four days before the first day of school.

8/15/2014

The use of a health textbook some deemed inappropriate for freshmen students has been delayed, giving the Fremont Unified district time to consult the book's publisher over its chapters on sexual education.

8/15/2014

More than 2,850 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors have been placed with sponsors in Virginia. Under federal and Virginia law, the state expects that many of the unaccompanied minors who enroll in public school will be considered “homeless” to avoid school enrollment documentation requirements.

8/15/2014

High school student-athletes can also compete and practice with an out-of-school team, the Vermont Principals' Association ruled, a policy change in response to last fall's debated topic that involved a local soccer club.

8/15/2014

New Orleans has the highest percentage of students attending private schools of any metro area in the country. A new study from the website Trulia, reported by CityLab and Time.com, found that 25.1 percent of students in the New Orleans metro area attend private school, ranking it first above Honolulu and San Francisco.

8/15/2014

The Arkansas Department of Education said that 19 schools and two school districts in the state have been awarded federal grants to fund before- and after-school programs. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and will support programs for five years.

8/15/2014

A well-intentioned law to expand national fingerprinting background checks for school employees has been crucial for the safety of Massachusetts' most vulnerable residents: its children. The problem, however, is that the implementation of the law leads to multiple, repetitive background checks and unnecessary, costly layers of government bureaucracy.

8/15/2014

The Pleasant Plains School District has named Matt Runge as its superintendent. Runge, the superintendent of the Warsaw School District, will take over as Plains’ top administrator after Labor Day.

8/15/2014

South Carolina Board of Education members are weighing whether grades for students’ conduct should be included on report cards. A proposal would require all districts to give students a letter grade for their effort, punctuality and neatness.

8/15/2014

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of Job Genie, a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job selection process by helping them explore potential career paths and options for college.

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