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4/8/2016

4/8/2016

A federal judge temporarily barred Rich Township High School District 227's school board from forbidding speakers to criticize officials by name at board meetings. The purported policy bans criticism—but not praise—of school officials at meetings of the board of education.

4/8/2016

The Detroit school board has filed a class action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder, former emergency managers and other officials, blaming them for poor financial, academic and building conditions in Detroit Public Schools.

4/8/2016

With more than 95 percent of Coachella Valley school district's students living below the poverty line, many can't afford Internet access at home. The district now leaves eight buses with Wi-Fi overnight in various neighborhoods to act as hot spots. The school district is now turning salvaged cars into even more mobile hot spots.

4/8/2016

The Beavercreek City School District Board of Education named Paul Otten as its new top leader. Otten, now the Fairfield City Schools superintendent, will replace Superintendent Bill McGlothlin, who plans to retire in July.

4/8/2016

School counselors in Iowa are positioned to support the implementation of legislation connected to state career and technical education recommendations, specifically as it relates to helping students create career and academic plans for access and success in a variety of post-secondary opportunities.

4/8/2016

Nearly a dozen students and their parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against New York City claiming public schools are so dangerous that it has deprived them of their constitutional right to an education. The federal complaint asserted that the level of violence in city schools disproportionately affected minority students.

4/8/2016

Hope's Yerger Middle School is partnering with MobyMax to target instruction and improve learning in special education. The district has purchased a license for the entire campus to support the integration of special education students into regular education classrooms.

4/8/2016

With New Jersey's recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, our new approach to instruction focuses more on exposing students to hands-on experimentation and real-world applications of science, all while emphasizing problem-solving, which is at the heart of what science is really all about.

4/8/2016

Centris Group, recently bought by Frontline Technologies, will remain focused on the administration and management of Individualized Education Programs and Response to Intervention. The acquisition will allow Centris’ special education administrative software—currently in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut—to expand into additional states.

4/8/2016

Bedford Public Schools is under federal investigation for possible discrimination against transgender students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. As of now, it's the only school district in the state under investigation for allegedly violating the rights of transgender students under Title IX.

4/8/2016

The Arizona district's governing board chose Darwin Stiffler, superintendent of Yuma Elementary School District No. 1. Peoria USD Superintendent Denton Santarelli is set to retire at the end of the school year.

4/7/2016

4/7/2016

Velocity is a new comprehensive English language arts program designed to help readers in grades K-5 rapidly achieve grade-level proficiency. Developed in collaboration with Enlearn, the approach focuses on reading comprehension, word study, language and foundational skills.

4/7/2016

Even though they are proud of their schools, residents don’t brag—publicly, at least—about their lack of a teachers’ union. They’re skeptical that Clovis’ one-of-a-kind structure could be a model for anyone else. Clovis USD's teachers, parents and administrators see their district as having a peculiar history that has given it an accidental, if effective, method of governing itself.

4/7/2016

In addition to five new schools, the South Carolina district also needs to make more than $210 million dollars in repairs. Whittemore Park Middle School is one of the schools needing the most repairs, because of an air quality issue.

4/7/2016

Voters in the Marysville School District are being asked to vote on a $230 million general obligation bond. In addition to school renovations and relocations, the proceeds would fund the building of two elementary schools and two middle schools.

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