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7/5/2016

7/5/2016

Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 161 of them took effect on Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year. Children can transfer to any state school with available space, and student athletes are immediately eligible to play if they haven’t joined practices in the same sport at their previous school.

7/5/2016

Officials in Oklahoma City announced that a new superintendent has been hired to replace former Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Rob Neu. Aurora Lora, named as the district's interim superintendent while they searched for a permanent replacement, will now take on the permanent position.

7/5/2016

The Pennsylvania district picked Robin Felty, a longtime administrator with neighboring Lancaster County school districts, as their new superintendent. She is currently assistant superintendent at Warwick School District.

7/5/2016

Singlewire Software released location-based emergency notifications for InformaCast Mobile. The mobile app and web interface will now offer users the ability to select areas of interest and establish notification perimeters for designated locations.

7/5/2016

City charter schools in public school buildings are far more overcrowded than their district-run counterparts, a new analysis of Education Department data shows. More than half of all charter schools located within public school buildings are overcrowded compared to only 16 percent of district schools they share space with.

7/5/2016

Charles Prijatelj is Altoona School District’s newest superintendent. He has worked in education for the last 33 years as both a superintendent and a music instructor.

7/5/2016

A stopgap spending deal is a poor substitute for an actual, negotiated budget that balances spending cuts with a fair and sustainable stream of revenue to pay for the services that remain. Illinois' spending blueprint is still woefully out of whack, and the toughest questions about what to cut and where to find new revenue have yet to be answered.

7/5/2016

The recently launched academic networking platform, ileumi, provides a forum to network, mentor and discuss ideas in private groups. Topics discussed could range from questions around the college application process to specific questions about a program, campus life and career opportunities.

7/1/2016

7/1/2016

As vicious as the fight has been over Kansas' school aid subsidies, it may prove to be a mere skirmish in a larger court challenge focused on the State Constitution’s requirement that a properly financed education be provided for all Kansas students.

7/1/2016

With interactive and realistic visualizations, the fully interactive 3D Classroom Win 10 app is a visual learning tool to help users to navigate through biology, geography, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering subject modules.

7/1/2016

Research in education is often criticized for trying to generalize from one set of schools to others. Every school is different, and findings from studies done elsewhere cannot be assumed to apply to a specific school or set of schools. But pretending that no school can learn from what was done in any other does not move us forward.

7/1/2016

Jeff Nelson has been named superintendent of the Wisconsin district. The position of Grafton School District superintendent was vacated in May after Mel Lightner resigned.

7/1/2016

​Knowledge Academies, a Tennessee-based public charter network, is partnering with Copia Interactive to deliver digital content from publishers through Copia Class, Copia’s digital learning platform featuring collaboration and personalization tools.

7/1/2016

Fewer city kids will attend mandatory summer school in 2016, marking the third consecutive year of declining enrollment in the remedial classes. Principals now use other criteria in deciding whether to send kids to summer school under a 2014 state law that prohibits the use of state tests as the sole criteria for promotion.

7/1/2016

New federal rules aim to ease the practice of shuttling children in foster care from school to school. The regulations will affect 5,700 children in foster care in the Kansas City metropolitan area alone.

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