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5/15/2015

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.

5/15/2015

It’s time we fully recognize that regular public schools are shouldering the heavy burden of educating special education, minority and low-income student populations. And it’s past time that funding for Idaho charter schools be withheld until they can demonstrate they are following the law.

5/15/2015

House leaders threw in the towel on efforts to fix the state’s troubled school finance system with time running out in the legislative session and a lack of interest in the Senate in addressing the problem.

5/15/2015

Recently proposed reforms to Ohio's charter schools would require each online school to keep an accurate record of the number of hours each student is actively participating in learning opportunities. Online school officials say tracking students every hour would be nearly impossible.

5/15/2015

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes has been hired for the top leadership position for Alabama's Russellville City Schools. He has served in his current position since 2009.

5/15/2015

Despite the fact that some people are put off by the significant attention paid to recruiting, sports play a large role in American culture. A high school athlete getting recruited to play at any level of college is at least newsworthy to the alumni and local community.

5/14/2015

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.

5/14/2015

A successful career does not a great teacher make, and it’s reasonable to require professional development work for those without traditional college qualifications. But rather than ruling them categorically unqualified, if they can’t cut it as teachers, allow them to be fired, as would happen in any other profession.

5/14/2015

Changes for Detroit Public Schools include a new K12 International Baccalaureate program, a high school program expansion, and a new honors “school-within-a-school,” among other programs.

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