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5/3/2016

5/3/2016

Can a school refuse to follow an advanced directive to not resuscitate one of their medically fragile students in opposition to the expressed wishes of the child’s parents? Should the legitimate concerns of the school outweigh the legitimate and agonizing decision of the parents?

5/3/2016

New Jersey will test the water in its 3,000 schools for lead exposure beginning later this year and publicly release the findings. The state will also adopt stricter guidelines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will trigger an investigation sooner when lead is detected in a child's blood.

5/3/2016

Chegg, Inc. has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism.

5/3/2016

Shawano police have cracked down on bullying by holding parents accountable if their child picks on others. A new city ordinance would allow police to fine parents if they are told their child is acting as a bully and they do nothing to stop it.

5/3/2016

Teachers at nearly all of Detroit's 97 public schools called in sick Monday in protest after finding out they may not get paid after June when the district runs out of money. The mass sickout by more than 1,500 teachers forced 94 Detroit Public Schools to be closed.

5/3/2016

Rob Manahan, who has served as the superintendent of the Lake Chelan School District for the past six years, will begin heading up the Peninsula School District. Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto will be retiring from the Washington state district in July.

5/3/2016

​The United ISD, which serves over 43,000 students, has purchased 1,300 SMART Board interactive flat panels that will be placed in K12 classrooms over the next year. They will be in addition to panels for over one dozen new campus construction and renovation projects slated through the end of 2019.

5/3/2016

The achievement gap between the wealthiest and poorest students is growing dramatically, not shrinking. The solution is not for lawmakers and taxpayers to simply open their pocketbooks. The solution is dialogue—for all Americans to look more closely at the school and students across town or down-state and to consider their stories and resources.

5/3/2016

An investigation found that in at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into what advocates and attorneys argue are separate but unequal alternative programs. These are essentially an academic dead end, and one that can violate federal law.

5/3/2016

The Lake Local Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Wendorf and business manager Kevin Tobin at the end of April. Tobin was then hired as district superintendent through 2020 after Wendorf accepted a position as superintendent of North Canton City Schools.

5/3/2016

The House passed legislation to reauthorize a Washington, D.C., school voucher program that had been a priority of former Speaker John Boehner. The measure reauthorizes funding for D.C. public schools, public charter schools and the Opportunity Scholarship Program.

5/2/2016

5/2/2016

Officials are scrambling to comb through records of water testing conducted inside city schools, much of it in May 2015 and earlier. The school district says at least nine of its elementary schools were tested this year, but it did not say which schools are on that list.

5/2/2016

School officials near Houston plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own field. School leaders say their districts are teeming with new students and that the stadiums reflect their communities’ need for larger, more modern facilities.

5/2/2016

The Kansas Supreme Court gave state lawmakers an ultimatum: Make school funding more equitable by June 30, or it will consider shutting down the state's public schools. Since then, things have gotten ugly.

5/2/2016

Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, the new PBS KIDS Games App will include games from PBS KIDS series such as Wild Kratts and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. New games will be added regularly, encouraging children to explore math, science, creativity and more through gameplay with their favorite characters.

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