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6/3/2014

6/3/2014

The Reading School Board has put a name and face to its finalist for the district's next superintendent. The school board started with 25 qualified candidates and narrowed the search down to Khalid Mumin, who has served as superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools in Maryland since 2011.

6/3/2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed lawsuits against seven school districts, accusing them of discriminating against immigrant families by requiring government-issued identification from parents trying to enroll their children.

6/3/2014

The Oregon Community Foundation has announced a new statewide arts education initiative. Studio to School is a multi-year grant program to support collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication.

6/3/2014

New York's Education Department is asking almost 4,000 schools to administer trial tests that would be used only for the development of future tests. At least five local districts are refusing to give state "field tests" to students, saying that too much time is already lost to standardized testing.

6/3/2014

Some of the most successful public schools in Maryland and Virginia are also the most crowded. Rapid population growth coupled with limited funding of new school construction has left dozens of public schools operating above recommended enrollment - and led some schools to the widespread use of portable classrooms.

6/3/2014

With a disproportionate number of black kids being suspended or expelled from preschool, expulsion can be an early step into the pipeline that funnels black youngsters from school to prison. Expulsion can create an emotional scarring from which they never recover. At the very least, it pushes them further behind the learning curve and closer to dropping out of school.

6/3/2014

United Neighborhood Organization has agreed to have an outside monitor review its contracts for a year to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that the charter school group operator defrauded investors in a $37.5 million bond offering by misleading them about conflicts of interest in giving contracts.

6/3/2014

The Institute for Habits of Mind and WonderGrove Studios launched a new series of instructional animations based on 16 Habits of Mind. Each instructional animation includes 20 related extension lessons that can be used to reinforce the Habits of Mind. All materials are available in both English and Spanish.

6/2/2014

6/2/2014

Average daily attendance in the Pasadena Unified School District during fall semester of 2013 was higher than during the same period in 2012, according to the truancy data. The higher attendance equals more dollars for the district.

6/2/2014

The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

6/2/2014

On Thursday the House Committee on Appropriations passed a budget bill that would allow schools whose food programs have been losing money for six months to apply to opt out of the nutritional guidelines for 12 months.

 

6/2/2014

The measure seeking to update the state’s 26-year-old sex education curriculum passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by a 9-2 vote, but Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, placed a procedural hold on its advancement to the Senate floor.

 

6/2/2014

A fresh breeze has been blowing through Kyrene School District, which is moving away from standardization in education and focusing instead on personalized learning experiences for children, Superintendent David Schauer says.

6/2/2014

The uses and misuses of student data have become the focus of an increasingly bitter debate in the education community and the nation.

6/2/2014

By making early education available to all students, we can give them a better chance at going to college, and a better shot at life.

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