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1/15/2016

1/15/2016

The Minneapolis school board dumped Sergio Paez as its choice to lead the district, and a move to offer the job to interim superintendent Michael Goar was put on hold after protesters interrupted the meeting.

1/15/2016

District leaders say experienced teachers are retiring at the same time fewer college graduates are choosing to go into education, making it more difficult to fill empty slots in their classrooms.

1/15/2016

Let’s Talk!, K12 Insight's cloud-based communications solution, will be implemented statewide by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It will be used to create two-way communications between state education officials and community members, including parents, teachers, students, taxpayers and staff.

1/15/2016

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program is collaborating with the Georgia school system on new physical education curriculum ideas to be launched this month. The idea is to give students greater opportunities for exercise throughout the school day.

1/15/2016

Christopher Malone, assistant superintendent of Revere Public Schools, will be the next superintendent in Tewksbury. He will succeed current Superintendent John O'Connor, who will leave Tewksbury when his contract expires at the end of the school year.

1/15/2016

It's unlikely the Wisconsin Assembly will pass a bill this session that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry weapons on school grounds. In addition to the bill being introduced late in the session, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said there's not an outpouring of support for it throughout the state.

1/15/2016

The National Financial Educators Council launched its new eVolve eLearning personal finance education platform and integrated learning management system. Using online learning tools, learners complete practical financial activities and then reflect on those lessons.

1/15/2016

State Superintendent of Schools Brian Whiston says lawmakers need to urgently take action to address the Detroit Public Schools debt. The district is on track to run out of cash to pay for any operations by April. Whiston warns the school system's bankruptcy will have more significant ramifications for the state than the Detroit City bankruptcy.

1/15/2016

Statewide preschool through 12th-grade enrollment in the fall of 2015 increased by 10,106 from last year, bringing the total to 899,112 public school students. The 1.1 percent increase is lower than last year's 1.4 percent increase, or the 1.6 percent increase the year before.

1/15/2016

More than half of school-aged children in New York state now live in poverty. A one percent increase on the wealthiest one percent of New York residents could generate $2.4 billion in education funding, more than the estimated $1.7 billion schools need in order to avoid cuts for the 2016-17 school year.

1/15/2016

By training more lay persons in CPR, more people will be prepared to intervene and take action until medical professionals arrive. A bill has been introduced that will substantially increase the number of CPR-trained individuals by incorporating basic, compression-only CPR training into the high school curriculum statewide.

1/15/2016

Released for iOS, Teacher Tools allows teachers to control student iPads in their classrooms with tools that have previously only been available through the cloud-based teacher console, normally accessed on the teacher’s computer.

1/15/2016

Interim School Superintendent Nancy Taylor will be taking the job on a permanent basis. She’s been leading the Massachusetts district since Bonny Gifford left the position last year.

1/15/2016

A state group that advocates for charter schools is suing the district, claiming that millions of dollars intended for construction projects have been stripped away without public oversight or accountability. A $450 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008 to be allocated to charter schools was reduced to $224 million.

1/14/2016

1/14/2016

Teachers deserve the same death benefits given to police officers and firefighters, a New Hampshire state lawmaker said. The proposal would provide $100,000 in state funding to the family of any public school worker who dies in the line of duty, on top of any applicable retirement benefits.

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