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1/19/2016

1/19/2016

A signature is something most people know how to do, but is it something that future generations might not? Cursive writing is getting less attention in schools but one lawmaker in Indiana is trying to change that with a bill to make cursive mandatory in schools.

1/19/2016

John Scholl, the Arizona district's director of support services, will take over as superintendent on July 1. He will be replacing retiring Chino Valley USD Superintendent Duane Howard.

1/19/2016

Three new districts have signed on with the K12 school administrative software company to provide them with a student information system. MSD of Wayne Township, Lake Central and Wawasee recently implemented Skyward’s Student Management Suite.

1/19/2016

Data show 88.9 percent of the state's students graduated from high school in 2015. That’s down from the previous year’s graduation rate of almost 90 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Education.

1/19/2016

Samsung Electronics America and Neverware, a Google for Education partner, will offer a bundle which combines Samsung's new Chromebook 3 devices, CloudReady licenses and Google Management Licenses. The partnership will speed adoption of one-to-one learning and help leverage existing hardware in school districts.

1/19/2016

Educators, parents, school board members and state legislators have been calling for an end to the state's Gap Elimination Adjustment. And Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined the chorus last week calling for its end. But he wants to do it over the next two years.

1/19/2016

In July, a new face will take over the helm of the New Hampshire district as superintendent. Meredith Nadeau has been the superintendent for the Cape Elizabeth School District in Maine.

1/19/2016

Epson has released the DC-21 document camera, which features high-definition resolution, a large imaging sensor, and high optical and digital zoom. In addition, educators can record audio with video using the built-in microphone to create lessons for remote classrooms or re-watch lessons for review.

1/19/2016

After considering how best to create an inclusive academic calendar—either by removing all but state-mandated public school holidays or by recognizing additional holidays—the Howard County Board of Education has voted to close schools for students on a Muslim and a Hindu holiday, for the first time in the school system's history.

1/19/2016

More than $3,000 of every Detroit Public Schools student's $7,100 grant -- nearly 40 percent -- goes to debt repayment as part of the district's new bailout package. However, teacher union leaders are withholding support because the new district will start with an appointed board first rather than the desired elected board.

1/19/2016

Christopher Malone, assistant superintendent of the Revere Public Schools, will be the next leader of Tewksbury's public schools. He will succeed current Superintendent John O'Connor, who will leave Tewksbury when his contract expires at the end of the school year.

1/19/2016

A new report documents that the state's charter schools are hypersegregated by race and income and disproportionately serve white middle-class children. The State Board of Education’s decision to reject the report as “too negative” should be confirmation that charter school backers are less interested in all students have equal access to a sound basic education.

1/19/2016

A bipartisan Senate bill would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation’s schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole grains and delaying an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels on the lunch line.

1/15/2016

1/15/2016

State Superintendent of Schools Brian Whiston says lawmakers need to urgently take action to address the Detroit Public Schools debt. The district is on track to run out of cash to pay for any operations by April. Whiston warns the school system's bankruptcy will have more significant ramifications for the state than the Detroit City bankruptcy.

1/15/2016

Statewide preschool through 12th-grade enrollment in the fall of 2015 increased by 10,106 from last year, bringing the total to 899,112 public school students. The 1.1 percent increase is lower than last year's 1.4 percent increase, or the 1.6 percent increase the year before.

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