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1/17/2014

1/17/2014

Superintendent Gary Bloom will retire July 1 after five years leading Santa Cruz City Schools, the county's second-largest district. The decision comes as Bloom enters his 40th year in education and the final year of a five-year commitment he made after being hired as the district's top official in April 2009.

1/16/2014

1/16/2014

Both new games, as well as the original Gen i Revolution, now incorporate Facebook functionality and are available for tablet play, making it possible for students to learn anytime, anywhere. All games are also accessible on a desktop computer.

1/16/2014

Qlovi uses eBooks, assessments, and data to inform personalized instruction. January 13th marks the public release of new classroom and data features available free with OER titles, or alongside purchased eBooks.

1/16/2014

The software was created to help schools protect their students from the perils of unfiltered internet access. The growing trend of 1:1 technology programs in schools has created a real need for vigilant guidance.

1/16/2014

The 2014 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award two schools $45,000 each in technology grants, including on-site professional development from CDW-G and Discovery Education and a $5,000 Discovery Education digital media reward.

1/16/2014

Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.

1/16/2014

JPEF says that schools should get more credit for rapid academic growth among disadvantaged students and they should get fewer points for proficiency, which is Florida’s definition for passing state tests.

1/16/2014

Carried to office in part on promises to reverse course on Bloomberg's education policies, de Blasio faces a thorny logistical challenge — figuring out how to tax the richer schools among the 115 charters in public buildings.

1/16/2014

Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group.

1/16/2014

Reaction among educators to Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a longer school day and year was mixed Tuesday, with some citing research linking more class time to higher achievement, while others saying the quality of instruction, and not the quantity, is paramount.

1/16/2014

Superintendent Michael Buoniconti estimates the shorter week could save about $400,000 annually, much of it in transportation costs. A bus ride to school can take longer than an hour.

1/16/2014

The frigid days of earlier this month demonstrated the need for schools to close when roads are icy and temperatures are dangerously low, but does education have to stop?

1/16/2014

There’s room for informed debate on pedagogy, developmentally appropriate objectives, and other inside baseball, but the political aspect of it is a bit perplexing.

1/16/2014

The four items on the list are proposed locker rooms below the gym area that have access directly outside to the stadium, a bleacher area at one end of the basketball court in the new gym, a fitness area for cardio equipment and two classrooms.

1/16/2014

In a separate statement all three county executives also argued that starting to revitalize schools in those areas will benefit the largest percentage of public school students.

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