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5/6/2016

5/6/2016

No bullying should ever be accepted, including the kind directed at those who oppose the LGBTQ guidelines. It’s the worst example to set while working to protect students from bullying. Our schools must foster safety and tolerance for every child and must teach respect for all without prioritizing one group over others.

5/6/2016

Elk Grove USD has adopted LANGUAGE! Live California, a comprehensive English language arts curriculum from Voyager Sopris Learning for seventh through 12th grade intervention. The curriculum is specifically geared to help struggling adolescent readers and writers achieve grade-level reading expectations.

5/6/2016

The North Carolina Department of Instruction wants the state to maintain the new high school math sequence that some teachers and parents dislike. The proposed revisions to the state's academic standards would keep integrated math in place, but would revise many of the standards for clarity and move some standards into different grades.

5/6/2016

The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners is replacing CEO Gregory Thornton with Sonja B. Santelises, a former city school chief academic officer. Santelises is currently vice president for K12 policy and practice at The Education Trust.

5/6/2016

What will make a difference in the lives of students is the value they place on learning. We should be developing students’ knowledge base and interest in a subject area; what school systems are doing instead is spending an extraordinary amount of time measuring growth in test scores.

5/6/2016

Software Answers, Inc., provider of the ProgressBook student information and learning management platform, has partnered with the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 educational service agency to provide Pennsylvania school districts with a single comprehensive student platform.

5/6/2016

The New York city's mayor proposed a $60,000 fund as part of his annual budget that would allow the city to hand out gift card and tablet incentives to parents and students for improved school attendance.

5/6/2016

The Anchorage School Board has named Deena Paramo as the Alaska district’s new superintendent. She is currently the superintendent of the Mat-Su Borough School District.

5/6/2016

If the Idaho Constitution is currently construed by educators to prohibit objective teaching about the Bible, then the Legislature could clear that up by making the distinction between unconstitutional “teaching religious tenets” and constitutional “teaching about religion.” The bill vetoed failed to make that distinction—and thus would have only made matters worse.

5/6/2016

The Michigan House passed legislation that includes $500 million to pay off the debt of Detroit’s ailing public school system and ensures that teachers are paid this summer, days after teachers who feared they wouldn’t be paid staged a two-day “sickout.”

5/6/2016

The same day that Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure that would have changed the way funding for schools is calculated, the Missouri Senate voted to override that move. One day later, the House overrode the veto as well. The measure now becomes law.

5/6/2016

Shawnee's board of education has picked April J. Grace, the current assistant superintendent of human resources for Putnam City Public Schools, to oversee the district and upcoming bond projects. She replaces Superintendent Marc Moore, who has accepted a position with the Stillwater school system.

5/6/2016

Discovery Education, the Val Skinner Foundation, the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and the Rutgers School of Public Health launched a new, interactive biology and genetics education program supporting the study of cancer in the classroom.

5/5/2016

5/5/2016

Local schools in Waterloo Region expect enrollment to surge by one-third over the next 15 years. Education trustees are pondering a plan to tax home builders and developers $212 million to buy and prepare land for new schools. It would increase the current tax that boards impose on new homes by 64 percent.

5/5/2016

The two new solar energy kits—Solar Cork Boat and Solar Fountain—teach students about solar power through hands-on engineering and design. Students will learn basic circuitry and how solar panels work while also using familiar items such as clay and cork.

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