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8/7/2015

8/7/2015

The new software system from Hayes Software Systems will help the second largest school district in Arizona achieve greater inventory oversight and increase inventory management accuracy for its more than 26,000 district-owned assets with a districtwide rollout to its 94 school locations.

8/7/2015

The Ohio High School Athletic Association's board of directors voted to eliminate community and STEM school enrollment numbers from its member schools, leaving many teams to wonder what division they will compete in this school year.

8/7/2015

The 14 STAAR EOC test preparation courses were designed for middle and high school students to specifically match the scope and sequence of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and End of Course assessments. Educators are able to customize course curriculum.

8/7/2015

Jeffrey Pirozzolo, who was Auburn Enlarged City School District's assistant superintendent of personnel and the interim superintendent since June, has been named permanently to the top position for the New York district.

8/7/2015

Teens need at least eight hours of sleep every night. But according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most middle and high school students start the school day too early, making it difficult to get enough sleep. The start time to avoid? Earlier than 8:30 a.m.

8/7/2015

Around 2,500 students with disabilities who spent previous summers at home are now attending summer school, the result of a focused effort by the Rochester School District to make its programs more accommodating to them.

8/7/2015

PebbleGo Dinosaurs, the latest module in the PebbleGo database collection, covers content for grades pre-K through two with articles on more than 125 dinosaurs.

8/7/2015

Dirk Phillips, the principal at Glen Ridge High School, has been picked by the Glen Ridge school district to succeed retiring Superintendent John Mucciolo. Phillips has been with the district since 1995.

8/7/2015

Two new Kentucky laws went into effect in July that will keep more juveniles in the classroom and out of detention centers. Many school administrators say their greatest fear is the new law will lead to more disruption in classrooms.

8/7/2015

Elementary and middle schools in Philadelphia are reporting 10 to 20 percentage-point drops on the English language arts exam and 30 to 40 percentage point drops on the math exam after the implementation of more rigorous PSSA tests.

8/7/2015

The board adopted new science and engineering standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, which sets learning expectations in classrooms for grades K-12. In addition, there will now be grade-level expectations in grades 6-8, instead of subject expectations.

8/7/2015

Moving funding from the Education Trust Fund in order to solve today's General Fund shortfall is a short-sighted decision. The economic future of Alabama heavily depends on the strength of the education students in its schools receive now.

8/7/2015

The proposed ballot measure would authorize the creation or expansion of up to a dozen charter schools in Massachusetts each year. It would direct state education officials to give priority to applications in the lowest-performing 25 percent of school districts and those with long waiting lists for charter seats.

8/7/2015

“Settling" a buyout with staffers who are ineffective or behaving badly is common practice for many school districts. While paying someone not to work may be the less-expensive alternative than drawn-out litigation or arbitration, it still costs public dollars that could be better spent elsewhere.

8/7/2015

An approved plan calls for creating more programs and opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to get into the Buffalo’s criterion schools. Now, the U.S. Department of Education will decide whether the plan is a strong enough response to allegations of discrimination in the admissions practices.

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