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12/1/2014

12/1/2014

Sixty-five Illinois superintendents are asking for drastic changes to the way their districts receive state money in Vision 20/20. Suggested changes include changing the budget process to allow schools to know what state money they'll receive before making spending decisions.

12/1/2014

New York State charter schools have made more than $28 million in questionable expenditures since 2002. The Center for Popular Democracy’s analysis of previous charter school audits found investigators uncovered probable financial mismanagement in 95 percent of the schools they examined.

12/1/2014

Sunrise Hitek debuted its new G5 slim tough case, which includes a dual-layer rugged design and a built-in stylus.

12/1/2014

Cullman County Schools partnered with InfoSnap to design, develop and deploy a customized solution to streamline new and annual student registration through an integration between InfoSnap and Cullman’s InformationNOW student information system.

12/1/2014

VIF International Education released a new version of its online learning center for educators. The VIF learning center features a revamped user interface and sitewide navigation upgrades.

12/1/2014

A group of South Carolina school districts recently won a two-decade legal battle over disparate differences in school funding and quality. Yet, while the case bounced around state courtrooms for 21 years, the gap between the state's urban and rural counties grew in several quality-of-life metrics.

11/26/2014

11/26/2014

With schools closed for the holiday, DA Daily is taking Thursday and Friday off. We will return on Monday with the latest news and opinion from across K12.

11/26/2014

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

11/26/2014

buncee released the new free iPad app Buncee for Edu, and revamped Buncee Pro, its original iPad app. Buncee for Edu allow students to create their own digital stories, presentations and other projects. The Buncee Pro iPad app has also been redesigned with a new user interface and features.

11/26/2014

The plan approved by Pittsburgh Public Schools' board runs from July 2015 through June 2018. Some changes were made to the original plan as a result of feedback, including increasing teacher-led professional development, providing more professional development on culturally responsive teaching techniques and more.

11/26/2014

Pennsylvania is one of only three states without a consistently applied school funding formula, which creates unfairness for students and disparities among school districts across the state. State officials must find an equitable method to distribute state funds for public education so that all students can have access to high-quality educational programs and services.

11/26/2014

Enrollment in Oregon charter schools set a new record last year, with 5 percent of Oregon public school students enrolled in one of the state's many and varied charter schools. Charter school enrollment has nearly doubled in the past five years, from 15,400 in 2008-2009 to 28,600 last year.

11/26/2014

For students with special needs, school can be a constant reminder of exactly how they are different socially and academically. Unified sports programs can change some of that, by putting all participants — special and regular education — in the same uniform and on the same field of play at the same time.

11/26/2014

As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grows. Tragically, millions of children begin elementary school years behind their peers, and the SIG program — overhauled by the Obama administration five years ago — has not closed that gap.

11/26/2014

Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House announced new draft regulations that could overhaul the way teacher preparation programs are held accountable for their graduates' performance.

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