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2/11/2015

2/11/2015

High school typing class was once just an elective for students planning to attend college. No more. Teaching kids to type from an early age is becoming standard.

2/11/2015

The spending package includes a 4 percent increase in basic aid for K12 schools with an additional $212 million for schools for the 2015-16 academic year and $217 million for the 2016-17 school year. The package includes money for basic school aid and a teacher leadership initiative.

2/11/2015

The Justice Department announced a settlement with Robertson County Schools that the government says engaged in a decades-long system of segregation involving African-American students.

2/11/2015

Bright, a linear and VOD network centered on live action, learning and education themed content, will be launched by Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media. Content will be curated both from Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library, as well as from outside producers.

2/11/2015

A state senator introduced a bill that makes it easier for parents who reside the majority of the workweek at their place of employment to enroll their children in the local school district.

2/11/2015

The new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing the government’s longtime opposition to mandating safety belts on school buses and is looking at the issue on commercial buses.

2/11/2015

Since the state graduation test is no longer required for students, it is reasonable to allow former students to receive their diplomas if their only deficiency was not passing the state test. This change would open up additional career and college opportunities for the former students.

2/11/2015

A $100,000 Indiana Department of Education Career and Technical Education Grant awarded to West Central CET Area 23 for the implementation of an advanced manufacturing curriculum will enable the high school to purchase manufacturing equipment and offer a training and certification system.

2/10/2015

2/10/2015

Waterford Institute launched its new Waterford SmartStart pre-K program, a multimodal resource for teaching reading, math and science concepts in classrooms and childcare centers. The program includes computer-based adaptive curriculum and teacher tools and offline group materials.

2/10/2015

The Louisiana district's school board nixed a controversial policy that required employees to fill out forms each year if they want union dues deducted from their paychecks. The move could be seen as a step towards reconciliation with the parish teachers union, after four years of strained relations.

2/10/2015

The Lafayette Parish School System could lose up to $17 million over the next two school years as the three charter schools in the parish expand and a new charter school opens.

2/10/2015

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

2/10/2015

Rochester Middle School Principal Valerie McKenney has been chosen as Epping School District’s superintendent for the 2015-16 academic year. She is replacing Superintendent Barbara Munsey, who is retiring.

2/10/2015

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

2/10/2015

The nearly $80 billion program for financing community college students should be put to use where it can do more good. Let those funds go to into our high schools where they are urgently needed to prepare young people for citizenship, the workplace or college.

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