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3/21/2014

3/21/2014

State leaders have approved requests from school districts to "forgive" some required class time. The Delaware Board of Education waived the need to make up six days when states of emergency were declared or state offices were closed.

3/21/2014

Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, will resign his position due to retirement at the end of 2014. Houston was hired as superintendent in July 2008.

3/20/2014

3/20/2014

Chicago Vocational Career Academy has begun renovations to create new career-focused classrooms. The completed project, which is being funded by state capital dollars and delivered in 2 phases, will prepare students for jobs in a variety of industries, including horticulture, carpentry, culinary services and healthcare.

3/20/2014

Voters in the three North Middlesex Regional School District towns approved a new high school. All three must now pass a debt-exclusion ballot question at their annual elections this spring to fund the project. Construction would then begin at a cost of $89.09 million, with $40.2 million of that reimbursed by the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

3/20/2014

Gov. Chris Christie has a golden opportunity to put New Jersey’s building and construction trades­people to work modernizing our schools and making them safe, energy-efficient, productive learning environments.

3/20/2014

The Learning.com Digital Citizenship App, available for i0S and Android tablet/mobile devices, covers three topics of digital citizenship: online safety, cyberbullying and the ethical use of digital resources.

3/20/2014

The Kansas Supreme Court set out a new standard for determining whether the state has met its obligation to provide adequate funding for public schools. Education officials are questioning how the standard will actually work in allocating the money to schools.

3/20/2014

Disagreement or disinterest among the elected officials who represent Philadelphia is once again putting the city's public education system at risk. The real culprit here is the failure of political leaders to line up behind a certain and sustainable revenue plan to support the schools.

3/20/2014

Classroom “flipping,” which involves students doing prep work at home and finishing their homework in class, enables teachers to better ensure the students understand concepts. This type of learning might not work for every student, in every subject, in every school district, but the idea makes sense.

3/20/2014

Missouri’s K12 schools are underfunded by $656 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a study from the Missouri Budget Project. The study, which uses the state’s “foundation formula” adopted by lawmakers in 2005, says funding for this year is 17 percent below its required level.

3/20/2014

A Florida district that has long subjected misbehaving students to corporal punishment announced it would be suspending and possibly banning the practice. Santa Rosa County officials decided to phase out the practice in order to protect teachers from potential liability issues.

3/20/2014

The Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education approved a five-year, $47.7 million spending program to build a new middle school and renovate one of the high schools.

3/20/2014

With 45 percent of its kids on food stamps, Arkansas ranks first in food insecurity. The state stepped up its efforts in 2010 with a program partnership with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Since then, 1.5 million additional school breakfasts have been served to students in the state.

3/20/2014

Wake County board members praised Superintendent Jim Merrill’s budget proposal, which calls for a $39 million increase in funding. Merrill is looking to bring Wake County to the top of the state in local per-pupil funding and reach the national average in teacher pay by 2020.

3/20/2014

Colorado is poised to direct an additional $300 million in state funding to K12 education. A proposal on how to allocate the new funding for kindergarten, literacy programs, English-language learners, charter schools and improved technology had bipartisan support from the House Education Committee.

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