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5/6/2016

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.

5/6/2016

The latest attempt to overhaul how money is doled out to school districts across Illinois stalled after Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke out against the plan. At issue is a proposal to rewrite the state's school aid formula following years of complaints that districts with a lower tax base are falling farther behind those receiving higher property tax dollars.

5/6/2016

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh's administration is considering options to shift management of more than 300 public school nurses from the county Department of Health to a private company or hospital.

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.

5/5/2016

5/5/2016

The snapshot paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. "Federal and state stats underestimate the extent of school crime, public perception tends to overstate it, and reality is somewhere in between," cautioned Ken Trump of the National School Safety and Security Services about reading too much into the results.

5/5/2016

A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House. The bill includes $650 million for repairs and renovations at primary and secondary schools.

5/5/2016

Using nTune technology, the new BLT Series Tunable White Luminaire from Lithonia Lighting allows both the light level and color temperature to be digitally adjusted to the optimal setting for student tasks such as reading or test-taking.

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