Industry News

5/4/2015

5/4/2015

National Academic Group and 3rd Quote Schools have launched EDU Ready Pledge, a new tool to help schools identify education technology vendors committed to collaborations with schools, open and transparent communication, and business and data ethics.

5/4/2015

Should schools mark kids' absences as unexcused even when they're missing class for valuable real-world lessons?

5/4/2015

The Nevada State Board of Education unanimously granted the reprieve as problems plague the state's standardized tests, which were done online for the first time this year. These annual tests – given in third through eighth grade – were previously done with paper and pencil.

5/4/2015

As controversy over the new Common Core standards and the related standardized tests reached a peak, the No. 1 biggest spender is a pro-charter school organization, Families for Excellent Schools, which spent more than $9.5 million

5/4/2015

Instead of suspending or expelling students in kindergarten through third grade, the legislation says schools should impose a loss of privileges on students, refer them to counselors or social workers and seek other interventions that would keep the students inside the school system.

5/4/2015

Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that expires June 30.

5/4/2015

Playground time is an iconic part of elementary school life. But on overcrowded campuses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, time on the classic schoolyard ladders, chutes and slides can be hard to come by.

5/4/2015

The Cleveland school district's school improvement plans are already making the city's most-struggling schools better, teachers told the school board last week. The school district also says the school turnaround efforts rolled out over the last two years are bringing changes. But are they?

5/1/2015

5/1/2015

The new partnership between Northwest Evaluation Association and the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools will make the Measures of Academic Progress assessment available to charter school organization's members and provide access to online professional development resources through Destination PD.

5/1/2015

Gov. Rick Snyder announced a sweeping overhaul of Detroit's education system, including a proposal to split Detroit Public Schools in two as a way to eliminate its crippling debt but at the expense of other districts across Michigan.

5/1/2015

An amended version of a bill that would allow victims and relatives of school violence to sue school districts passed out of committee in the Colorado House. The bill would raise a school's responsibility for safety to a duty of "reasonable care" and creates an exemption to governmental immunity that protects against most lawsuits.

5/1/2015

A new bill will implement a $2 million grant program so more schools can offer breakfast in school. Schools where 70 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches would be eligible for grants to help them implement the program.

5/1/2015

The Maine Principals’ Association approved expanding the state’s high school basketball ranks from four to five classes beginning next winter. The five-class format was developed largely to address changing demographics throughout the state, including a shrinking student base and a southward population migration.

5/1/2015

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Constance Evelyn will be leaving to take on the superintendent position for the Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen.

5/1/2015

Miami's Assistant Superintendent of Schools Randy Darr is resigning from his position to take the soon to be vacated position as superintendent of schools at Quapaw from retiring Superintendent Bruce Chrz.

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