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5/15/2015

5/15/2015

Chicago Public Schools principals were warned this week by interim CEO Jesse Ruiz that school budgets for the year beginning July 1 are not coming until the General Assembly works out a deal to alleviate the district's $700 million pension payment this year and overall $9 million pension liability.

5/15/2015

Science Channel and Discovery Education, in partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc. and Maker Ed, are launching a new STEM education program in a Fulton County Schools elementary school to ignite students’ curiosity about STEM and provide professional development to educators.

5/15/2015

Turtle Trails – Save Me! I am the Hawksbill Turtle is a new conservation education game application for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices. It is the first in the network's Save Me! series of educational games and related community action education programs for children ages 6-13.

5/15/2015

SMART kapp iQ is a new sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. After connecting via any Android or iOS device, users can then invite any internet-enabled device to join for real-time collaboration.

5/15/2015

The California district has approved a controversial move to eliminate kicking students out of school for swearing at teachers and ignoring instructions. The school board voted to no longer allow teachers and administrators to suspend students out of class for non-violent offenses.

5/15/2015

A controversial bill passed that would eliminate parents’ ability to opt out of state immunization requirements on the basis of their personal beliefs. It would excuse children from vaccinations only because of medical problems, such as a weakened immune system, if verified by a physician.

5/15/2015

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan will become superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, the first woman to fill that position full time. She currently serves as Bibb County School District's deputy superintendent of operations and is a former interim superintendent.

5/15/2015

Improved security and one solution for Apple device enrollment, along with various improvements to FileWave Imaging and the new Engage classroom management tool, are among the updates available with Version 9.1.

5/14/2015

5/14/2015

Stillwater-area voters approved a $97.5 million bond referendum that will fund a districtwide renovation of school facilities and the construction of a new elementary school.

5/14/2015

Trained school employees, either reserve peace officers or those who hold a security guard license, will be allowed to carry a handgun on school property after Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2014.

5/14/2015

Under a new agreement with Dell, Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be embedded in the firmware of Android-powered Dell mobile devices for security and data risk management.

5/14/2015

Swivl Robot can be used in conjunction with educators' mobile devices to capture classroom videos of their instructional practices, which can then be uploaded to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform to receive feedback and share best practices.

5/14/2015

Although the two are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections, both the charter-school backers and the teachers union view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory.

5/14/2015

The House voted for a bill that would allow a minimum of two fundraising activities each week that don’t meet federal nutrition guidelines. While states can set the number of fundraisers school districts can have that don’t meet the guidelines, the Michigan Department of Education had decided not to allow any.

5/14/2015

The Texas school district has allocated $283.6 million of the total for new construction. The main growth projects in the bond include its fifth high school, 10th intermediate school, a new elementary school and an early childhood education center.

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