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8/13/2015

8/13/2015

The lack of consistency among states’ education standards and assessments is of great concern for the two million children from military families who move constantly. This can be a frustrating experience as these students often find themselves either ahead or behind their new school peers because of the differences.

8/13/2015

A recent survey revealed that teachers spend an average of $490 of their own money on back to school supplies. The report also revealed that while feeling valued is important, having to share personal data such as social security numbers is not a high priority for teachers looking to gain discounts on their purchases.

8/13/2015

Smart educational organizations have built rich online courses filled with learning resources to support the current generation of students type of streaming learning. The old paradigm where learning occurs only in a classroom or lecture hall during school hours is gone. But in off hours, when teachers are at home, what will take their place?

8/13/2015

VTech has expanded its Go! Go! Smart Wheels, Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Friends product lines, bringing the total to nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures in the collection for children ages 1 to 5 years.

8/13/2015

Poor parenting is the biggest factor in school discipline. If students walk through education’s portals with values and expectations already at odds with a learning culture, their chances of a suspension-free path to graduation have already been compromised.

8/13/2015

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has moved to bar a Christian school from the taxpayer-funded school voucher program this year for not following the rules on administrator credentials.

8/13/2015

Under current law, the board — 11 elected members and eight appointed by the governor — hires, and fires, the state superintendent of public instruction. The governor’s critics say an all-elected board is the best way to remove politics from the panel while the governor wants to be able to appoint his own head of the Department of Education.

8/13/2015

LeapFrog is expanding the LeapTV Learning Library to include games featuring Disney's Frozen and Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines, plus LeapFrog characters with Mr. Pencil Presents DoodleCraft and LeapFrog's Letter Factory.

8/13/2015

Delays and problems have plagued Broward County school construction projects in recent months, raising concerns about whether the Florida district can effectively manage projects in the voter-approved $800 million bond.

8/13/2015

An expanding number of parents, teachers and activists called for students to "opt out" on standardized New York State testing in reading and math. Twenty percent of students in the state did not take at least one state test, a jump from about 7 percent of students last year.

8/13/2015

Over 1,000 new teacher-created lesson plans are now available from Education.com for educators. New this school year, the pre-k through fifth grade lesson plan cover subjects such as math, science, reading, social studies and more.

8/12/2015

8/12/2015

The new Inspire Science is a core elementary science curriculum for K5 students that blends science and engineering practices with problem-based learning to engage students in STEM while improving literacy and math skills.

8/12/2015

The recommended formula from Pennsylvania's Basic Education Funding Commission would more fairly allocate funds to districts based on factors such as schools' average daily enrollment, the prevalence and degree of student poverty, charter school enrollment, median household incomes, population density and local taxing effort, among other things.

8/12/2015

A teenage girl in Maple Shade lost another legal battle in her quest to use medical marijuana in school to help control her seizure disorder as an administrative law judge ruled it would violate state laws designed to ban drug use in school zones.

8/12/2015

A growing number of schools are monitoring their students’ weight and sending updates home, much like report cards. But a new study of the first state to adopt the practice shows that the letters have had almost no effect, at least on older teenagers.

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