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6/30/2014

6/30/2014

Despite a statewide ban on a controversial set of K-12 science benchmarks, local school districts in Wyoming likely can use the standards freely.

6/30/2014

In Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin (R), recently repealed the controversial nationalized standards, petitioners organized by the National Associations of State Boards of Education (NASBE) have sued, arguing that the repeal of the Common Core standards is unconstitutional under Oklahoma state law.

6/30/2014

A string of attacks at schools and colleges in California, Oregon and Washington state hasn’t swayed education officials who say bluntly that they don’t believe guns belong in schools.

6/30/2014

During a recent sit-down with Silva, the teachers were heartened by the superintendent’s repeated support of “high standards of student conduct,” said Ian Keith, one of the teachers and a former president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.

6/30/2014

One of the less edifying spectacles of the waning hours of this year’s legislative session was the General Assembly’s actions to weaken education reforms passed by the Rhode Island Board of Education and advocated by Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.

6/30/2014

Some districts ban possession of such devices altogether while others allow students to bring them to school as long as they remain out of sight during the regular school day.

6/30/2014

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

6/27/2014

6/27/2014

Can California K12 school districts provide healthy, safe and educationally modern facilities that promote student achievement with no state funding? Low-wealth and high-need school districts can't do it without state assistance. The state's K12 School Facility Program needs an overhaul.

6/27/2014

The state House approved a measure that broadly bans discrimination against charter school applicants based on their sexual orientation or other federally and constitutionally protected classes.

6/27/2014

The School Reform Commission in March asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to back the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District’s decision to disregard seniority for teacher assignments. The high court without comment denied the district’s request for a ruling.

6/27/2014

PBS KIDS' video app is now available on Android and compatible with Chromecast. The PBS KIDS Video App gives families free, streaming access to thousands of videos, including clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS series.

6/27/2014

America's public school teachers love their jobs, despite feeling underappreciated by society and facing enormous challenges in the workplace, according to a new international survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

6/27/2014

Naiku released new support enhancements for standards-based grading, increased the number of reports available to teachers and administrative staff, and expanded item and test creation options.

6/27/2014

Would anyone argue that school shooters were ordinary kids who did not need mental health treatment? Where would be the most efficient place to provide needed services to mentally ill youth? The answer is clear — at school. Let’s prioritize mental health treatment for students.

6/27/2014

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center have launched a beta version of its Ask a Mentor service, powered by Torsh. The new mentoring service for teachers offers on-demand access to expert mentors. The full launch of Ask A Mentor will occur in late August.

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