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1/20/2016

1/20/2016

The Maryland Board of Public Works is expected to vote to lift the ban on using state school construction money for window units and other portable air conditioners.

1/20/2016

A state senator is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit technology companies from using student data for commercial purposes—like targeted advertising—if that data was collected through educational technology used at school.

1/20/2016

With nearly half of public school students in New York City speaking a language other than English at home, it is essential that immigrant families have the ability to participate in their child’s school lives. The city needs to increase the translation and interpretation services to public school parents with limited English proficiency.

1/20/2016

Next week, the Oklahoma State Board of Education will review the Oklahoma Academic Standards plan that could go into effect next school year if approved by the Legislature. The proposed plan will replace the Common Core academic plan that was repealed in 2014.

1/20/2016

Next fall, with enrollment expected to go up again and a state requirement to reduce class sizes in the early grades, Seattle Public Schools is eyeing some rooms now occupied by before- and after-school programs, preschools and other programs housed in school buildings — some of which have been operating there for decades.

1/20/2016

Turnitin's formative writing tool for grades 6-12 and developmental writing in higher education gives students immediate, actionable feedback on all aspects of student writing. The feedback emphasizes areas of strength, as well as suggestions for sentence-level improvements.

1/20/2016

School-age kids need an outlet that allows them to feel and release their emotions, rather than inflicting violence and their inherent pain on their community members. More schools should adopt meditation in an attempt to help their students focus not only on their cognitive intelligence, but also on their emotional IQs.

1/20/2016

While legislation released by the Senate Agriculture Committee would placate some schools that have complained the school meal rules are burdensome, it is greatly scaled back from an unsuccessful 2014 House Republican effort to allow some schools to opt out of the rules entirely. The panel is scheduled to vote on the measure.

1/20/2016

The cloud-based NaviGate Prepared school safety system's new drill log function offers real-time access from any web-authorized device to a school’s safety information to aid school administrators with the management and tracking of annual safety and training drills.

1/20/2016

Organizations allege abusive practices happen frequently in special education schools. California's education department needs to take a more proactive approach. A system to monitor and investigate abusive treatment of the state’s most vulnerable students is the absolute least that it must do.

1/20/2016

More than two dozen North Jersey schools were locked down or evacuated in response to a string of threatening phone calls Tuesday. The threats forced evacuations and school lockdowns, and prompted a large law enforcement response.

1/20/2016

ClassDojo and Stanford University's Project for Education Research That Scales are partnering to help students learn about "growth mindset" in their classrooms. The communication platform developed a five-part series of animated videos that will be available free to all teachers as part of ClassDojo's Big Ideas research series.

1/19/2016

1/19/2016

John Scholl, the Arizona district's director of support services, will take over as superintendent on July 1. He will be replacing retiring Chino Valley USD Superintendent Duane Howard.

1/19/2016

Three new districts have signed on with the K12 school administrative software company to provide them with a student information system. MSD of Wayne Township, Lake Central and Wawasee recently implemented Skyward’s Student Management Suite.

1/19/2016

Samsung Electronics America and Neverware, a Google for Education partner, will offer a bundle which combines Samsung's new Chromebook 3 devices, CloudReady licenses and Google Management Licenses. The partnership will speed adoption of one-to-one learning and help leverage existing hardware in school districts.

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