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1/14/2014

1/14/2014

David Levin, chief executive of United Business Media since 2005, has been appointed president and chief executive of McGraw-Hill Education, the US school and college textbook publisher.

1/14/2014

Shawn Hime, superintendent of Enid Public Schools since 2008, is leaving the district to become executive director of Oklahoma State School Board Association. Hime’s duties there begin April 1.

1/14/2014

The GLPDN uses the Diagnostic Teaching Model (DTM) developed by the International Reading Association, a worldwide membership association of reading teachers and literacy researchers, to support the training of literacy instructors in developing countries.

1/14/2014

Aimed at incorporating public input and assuaging criticism, the new recommendations include adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

1/14/2014

With Skyward, Tennessee school districts will benefit from a comprehensive web-based system that integrates all the key elements to manage student learning in one centralized system that minimizes data entry and ensures accuracy.

1/14/2014

Experts say many teens are struggling with untreated mental illness -- yet, school officials around the country are grappling with the best way to offer mental health services in a patchwork, underfunded system.

1/14/2014

Offered to educators nationwide at no cost, this series commences with a conversation on adaptive leadership featuring Ed Massey, immediate past president of the National School Boards Association.

1/14/2014

The four finalists are Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade Public Schools; Terry Grier, Houston Independent School District; Kevin Maxwell, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (Maryland).; and Michele Taylor, Calhoun City Schools (Georgia).

1/14/2014

The Wisconsin district's 1-to-1 computing plan — part of a proposed total of $31 million in technological spending over five years — stages distribution of the digital devices to students and staff from the 2014-15 school year through the 2018-19 school year.

1/14/2014

St. Paul’s work appears to be just what the Obama administration ordered with its new guidelines, issued Jan. 8, urging districts to scrap potentially discriminatory practices and employ strategies that include counseling and cultural-awareness training.

1/14/2014

Seven organizations applied to open "renaissance schools" in Camden last week, including one seeking to operate Camden High School along with two city elementary schools.

1/14/2014

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

1/14/2014

At first glance, Quiet Time looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can't sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds

1/14/2014

More research must be focused on how charters could be better structured to serve ELLs, and charters schools’ admissions procedures should be examined with more scrutiny to ensure that they are completely fair.

1/13/2014

1/13/2014

The year 2014 can be an opportunity for school leaders, watchdogs and advocates to focus on something new: building a culture of student success.

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