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9/15/2014

9/15/2014

Two of the $5 million will go toward a Principal Innovation Fund where school administrators will get to deploy the money in the way they see fit without any strings attached. The other $3 million will go toward funding full-time technology instructors and supporting 50 “digital classrooms.”

9/15/2014

In addition to the bullying policy, district officials are looking at other measures to make schools more accommodating for transgender students, such as gender-neutral bathrooms or special locker room accommodations. It's working with a state advocacy group to make changes.

9/15/2014

Despite criticism that Camden's first co-location could become a physical embodiment of "haves" and "have-nots," the hallways look nearly identical, classrooms appear similarly stocked, and administrators in both schools say they are working together to prevent any feelings of segregation.

9/15/2014

Truancy and chronic absenteeism rates across California cost school districts billions of dollars in state funding each year, and it's getting worse. About 250,000 elementary school students were chronically absent last year, which means each child missed at least 10 percent of the 180-day school year.

9/15/2014

The largest district in Oregon has long wrestled with how to balance a variety of choices with uniformly good neighborhood schools. That balance appears to be tipping in favor of keeping kids at their local schools, and away from certain specialized programs.

9/15/2014

More schools are using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to dissseminate everything from bulletins, such as closing due to inclement weather, to accolades for students and updates and final scores for their athletic events.

9/15/2014

It's mid-September, and most schools have barely begun classes, but students at Rosa Parks Elementary School are getting ready for vacation. Fall break for the Portland, Oregon, elementary school starts on Sept. 22 and runs for three weeks.

9/15/2014

A plaster-type finish to go over walls to bulletproof homes, schools or offices has been developed by GigaCrete Inc. The finish can help create safe rooms and bullet resistant walls for schools or any other building where ballistic protection may be needed. The company has just passed official ballistic tests proving it can stop five rounds of AK47 bullets.

9/15/2014

Leverage Applications' Mobile University Partner School program has fully launched. Available for iOS and Android devices, the university search apps let students search more than 4,500 schools nationwide by location, degrees offered, test scores, tuition and more. Students can also search approximately 18,000 scholarships within the database.

9/12/2014

9/12/2014

Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers to study a plan for a statewide school district that could significantly increase the number of charter schools in Georgia. The governor asked legislators to consider a systemm that gives the state more powers to take over struggling schools and convert them to charters.

9/12/2014

A series of new ASCD Educator Effectiveness Institutes will be held on multiple dates in cities throughout the United States. In addition to the traditional one- or two-day institutes, ASCD is also offering a flipped learning institute. The institutes cover diverse topics, ranging from differentiated instruction to turning high-poverty schools into high-performing schools.

9/12/2014

The New Jersey district's board of education members voted to appoint Lamont Repollet, principal of Carteret High School, as its permanent superintendent.

9/12/2014

The Wyoming Department of Education has named PublicSchoolWORKS as an approved provider of training on suicide prevention fundamentals and core competencies for all staff in school districts. Beginning with this school year, Wyoming educators are required to receive a minimum of two hours of suicide prevention training each year to maintain their state teaching licenses.

9/12/2014

Nodaway Valley CSD is implementing Awareity’s TIPS (Threat assessment, Incident management & Prevention Services) prevention platform to help improve school communications, raise awareness and improve student safety. TIPS is a solution that equips students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to anonymously report bullying, weapons, abuse and other concerning behaviors.

9/12/2014

Tragically, violence, hunger, homelessness and abuse have become an unfortunate way of life for far too many students living in cities. Unfortunately, there are not enough programs to effectively treat PTSD suffered by public school students and their parents. Public education policy ignores the reality that many urban students have difficulty learning because of ongoing PTSD.

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