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5/14/2014

5/14/2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Channel One News. The digital content provider produces daily news programs that are broadcast to nearly five million students via satellite and online at ChannelOne.com.

5/14/2014

Washington could probably win back the federal No Child Left Behind Act waiver next year by embracing the accountability system we just rejected. Or we can turn this loss into a far more significant victory by developing an assessment system that authentically improves teaching and learning.

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June 22–24, 2014

Downers Grove, Ill.

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June 27–29, 2014

Dallas, Texas

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June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

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July 14–17, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.

5/14/2014

The brief experiment by a handful of school districts to switch to four-day school weeks apparently is coming to an end. Although district officials maintain shorter weeks save money and are popular with families and teachers, state Department of Education officials didn't see any increase in test scores in recent years.

5/14/2014

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is urging the Miller School District, a central South Dakota school district, to reverse its decision to allow the distribution of Bibles to fifth-graders. Aside from reversing the Bible distribution decision, the ACLU is also asking the board to craft policies on the distribution of non-school materials that meet legal standards.

5/13/2014

5/13/2014

At the International Reading Association’s (IRA) annual conference, elementary school teacher Janice Gowdy was honored as the 2014 “Literacy Legend”. The national contest, sponsored by myON and IRA, was created to honor educators that are promoting literacy in their classrooms, schools and beyond.

5/13/2014

Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a regular basis, confirms a recent study published in Preventive Medicine.

5/13/2014

Camden education officials announced 241 layoffs across the district’s 26 schools, including 206 teachers. The New Jersey district began the most recent budget process with a $75 million deficit, including a $42 million operating budget shortfall.

5/13/2014

The class of 2018 at high schools throughout Maine will be the first to graduate under a proficiency-based system mandated by a 2012 law. But the implementation of the system is proving to be a daunting task, requiring technical and financial resources school districts are finding difficult to obtain.

5/13/2014

The Springfield School Committee approved a $446 million school budget, avoiding teacher layoffs in fiscal year 2015 due to a hiring freeze and a 20 percent cut, mostly through attrition, in central office positions.

5/13/2014

Robert Grimesey was selected by the North Carolina county' Board of Education as the new superintendent. Grimesey comes from the Orange County public school system in northern Virginia. He will succeed Aaron Spence, who left Moore County to lead the school system of Virginia Beach, Va.

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