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4/1/2015

4/1/2015

A bill that would restrict school officials' ability to comment on political issues, including elections and legislation, was put on hold as opposition to the measure continued to grow.

4/1/2015

The role of police in the city's schools will change under a new proposal. Under the new plan, officers will be allowed to keep their weapons. School officials said the main focus is to deal with truancy in the city with more visibility and presence in schools.

4/1/2015

With the new Bridg-it School, schools can quickly address reported incidents and aid in the prevention of bullying and the promotion of safer school environments.

4/1/2015

Bublish and Edmodo are partnering to create Author Connect. The new app, which will be available this fall, allows teachers to schedule live virtual classroom visits with authors.

4/1/2015

Building a better test has potential benefits for our schools and learning. However, we need to remain vigilant and well informed about how these tests are driving policy, public perception of our schools, instruction, and the daily experience of our children.

4/1/2015

Schneider Electric is working with Alabama's Lawrence County Schools to implement an energy savings performance contract that will fund critical infrastructure renovations to improve the district’s energy efficiency. The project is expected to generate $11.7 million in energy savings over the next 20 years.

4/1/2015

The attorney general of Washington, D.C., says the city’s plan to open an all-boys college preparatory high school does not run afoul of federal laws to protect education equality for girls. The mayor plans to open the school for the 2016-17 school year.

3/31/2015

3/31/2015

The new PARCC booklets are unsealed with no physical barrier between the different days' units. That has raised concerns that the partnership test made it easier for students to get a head start the content of the next unit — or even for administrators to get a look and prepare a study guide for students.

3/31/2015

The Supreme Court declined to review a case involving New York City’s ban on religious groups’ holding worship services in public school buildings, leaving in place a decision by a lower court that found the longstanding policy constitutional.

3/31/2015

Individual public schools would be graded on their performance — from an A to an F — under legislation tentatively approved by the Texas Senate. The state's current rating system is similar to a pass-fail approach.

3/31/2015

The Journal of the American Revolution is launching a new nonfiction book series in March 2016 on the American Revolution in partnership with Westholme Publishing, LLC.

3/31/2015

Craig Tice, currently the Marcellus school district's superintendent, will take over the superintendent position for the Fayetteville-Manlius school district in July. The district's current superintendent, Corliss Kaiser, will retire after 46 years working in education, including 10 as Fayetteville-Manlius' superintendent.

3/31/2015

The Lake Mills School Board selected Chad Kohagen, the high school principal at Oelwein High School, as the district’s next superintendent. He will succeed Daryl Sherman, who is retiring after 39 years in education, 21 of them as Lake Mills superintendent.

3/31/2015

School district administrators in Shelby County, Maury County and Rutherford County selected Raptor Technologies' new visitor management software system to implement in 200 schools to screen individuals entering and leaving school buildings.

3/31/2015

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated in a new report. The group suggests schools redirect their limited resources toward helping students avoid or overcome drug problems.

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