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5/12/2015

5/12/2015

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes was selected by the Alabama district's school board as its next school superintendent. Russellville Superintendent Rex Mayfield retires in July.

5/12/2015

The members of the School Funding Interim Commission should reflect the diversity of the state and its public schools. Its one guiding principle should be to simplify by making funding formulas easier to understand would increase transparency and confidence.

5/12/2015

This year, in response to complaints that teachers didn’t fully understand how the new teacher evaluation ratings were generated last year, New Mexico's Public Education Department will include more detailed evaluation categories, including student test scores, principal observations, teacher attendance and student surveys.

5/12/2015

The Assembly bill does not specifically prohibit investigators from posing questions to children but it does require school boards to adopt a policy for residency investigations. The bill also requires investigators to identify themselves truthfully and five days' written notice to families before an investigation starts.

5/12/2015

After a nationwide search, Council Rock School District has hired a new superintendent. Robert Fraser, currently West Chester Area School District's assistant superintendent, will replace Mark Klein, who was Council Rock's superintendent for 11 years before announcing his retirement.

5/12/2015

Kids and teens who suffer a concussion worry about their academic skills in the weeks afterward, and older kids and those with more severe symptoms seem to worry the most, according to a new study.

5/12/2015

The LanSchool Connection Service in the newest release of Stoneware, Inc.'s classroom management software now supports up to 10,000 connections and will auto direct students and teachers. The Chromebook extension has also been upgraded to include other LanSchool features.

5/12/2015

Gov. Greg Abbott approved a measure to reduce the required number of end-of-course tests to pass from five to three. The legislation will immediately exempt thousands of high school students from the stricter graduation requirements. Students still have to get a passing average in all their core classes.

5/12/2015

The latest edition to Codelocks' KitLock range of electronic push-button locksthe NANO90—is a new lock based on the company’s cabinet lock, but with a much smaller footprint.

5/12/2015

A bill in the Legislature is aimed at returning, against the will of charter operators, some once-failing Recovery School District schools to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board. The bill has all the makings of a shotgun marriage, seeking to force a relationship that hasn’t been nurtured at the local level.

5/11/2015

5/11/2015

Wyoming was forced to cover the costs of Mammoth Hot Springs students' education in Gardiner after the federal government abruptly announced last year that it could no longer foot the bill for the Yellowstone students, as it had for decades.

5/11/2015

State officials have long hoped for voluntary district consolidation. Current proposals would ratchet up the pressure on school districts to move forward.

5/11/2015

TabPilot debuted new features for itsTablet Manager MDM suite's iOS version. WIth the new classroom features, teachers can distribute content to iPads for student access through the TabPilot File Locker app. IT administrators can now distribute certificates often needed by school web filters.

5/11/2015

The free Practice Quiz resources blog section complements subject learning by providing a range of content to help test-takers succeed on test day and in pursuing their careers through education and professional programs.

5/11/2015

Texas Educational Solutions and StudyDog are teaming up to offer Texas schools a summer program to prepare Limited English Proficient (LEP) students for kindergarten and first grade reading. Schools are required by the state to offer LEP programs over the summer recess.

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