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6/11/2015

6/11/2015

The state's high school exit exam is certainly due for revision. But eliminating it altogether would devalue diplomas and make new graduates less employable.

6/11/2015

More school districts around the region are allowing the public easier access to information about their construction bonds, according to a new report. The San Diego districts were rated on the accessibility and timeliness of key reports and information on their bond programs, among other criteria.

6/11/2015

A panel of judges with the state appellate court in Fresno issued a legal ruling that stands to shake up the complex world of how public school districts in California finance millions of dollars annually on everything from new classrooms to performing arts centers.

6/11/2015

Edsby users can now authenticate via Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and the OAuth2 protocol as part of a new integration with Microsoft Office 365 for single sign-on capabilities.

6/11/2015

The new SēVision 3D GX Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen line are now available up to 27.3 feet wide, with the ability to produce screens up to 39.4 feet wide under development for release later in 2015.

6/11/2015

The users of Tales2Go's apps can now listen to complete audio book titles without a continuous internet connection, and educators and parents can search by Lexile measure.

6/11/2015

The Massachusetts School Building Authority invited eight school projects in central Massachusetts into a special school construction funding program to make renovations worth nearly $10 million.

6/11/2015

Starting next year, public school students in the Wisconsin school district will no longer be able to wear clothing with Native American athletic team names. Visiting teams would also be asked to leave their Native American mascots and logos at home when they play a Madison school.

6/11/2015

New Jersey and Massachusetts topped the Education Law Center's fairness list based on each state's overall level of school funding, proportion of children attending public schools and more. But state funding cuts that began in 2010 threaten to erode some of New Jersey's educational excellence, according to the law center.

6/11/2015

The nation scored an all-time-high rate of 81 percent for high school graduation in 2013. But some schools are implementing questionable quick fixes to improve their graduation rates. It's a wide range, from strategies that may seem irresponsible to others motivated by good intentions that provide a safety net for vulnerable students.

6/10/2015

6/10/2015

To address racial disparities in school settings, Knowledge Delivery Systems and Pacific Educational Group’s new online course, Courageous Conversations About Race, was developed for preK-12 grade educators to become more culturally and socially responsive to the needs of all students.

6/10/2015

Montgomery County Public Schools could cut 380 staff positions and delay the second phase of its Chromebook laptop rollout to close a $53 million budget shortfall for the 2015-16 school year.

6/10/2015

The Iowa district is using solar energy to power classrooms with the hopes that it will achieve energy savings of $90,000 in the next fiscal year.

6/10/2015

Starting with next November's presidential election, Greater Lowell Tech High School Committee candidates will now be running districtwide, according to a U.S. District Court settlement handed down. This decision ended months of litigation over equal representation on the Massachusetts multi-district committee.

6/10/2015

A Mississippi school district superintendent who pressed charges on three people who cheered repeatedly after being asked not at a recent graduation has dropped the charges.

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