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4/15/2014

4/15/2014

The issue of who gets laid off at low-income schools goes to the heart of whether the students with the greatest needs, because of poverty and language barriers, will be taught by excellent teachers.

4/15/2014

After decades of adhering to a top-down bureaucratic paradigm, New Jersey is one of many states that is starting to develop a diversified model of education delivery. Instead of a one-size-fits-all system, we’re evolving toward a portfolio of options for students that includes both traditional schools and independent public charters.

4/15/2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Saturday called for a “back-to-basics approach” to educating New York City’s 1.1 million public school students, and said she would work to reduce class sizes, curb the use of suspensions and pair more local universities and cultural institutions with public schools.

4/15/2014

The GOP-led House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to allow students living within Cleveland city boundaries to obtain an EdChoice Scholarship if the Cleveland Scholarship Program is full.

4/15/2014

The N.C. General Assembly mandated during the 2013 session that every public school must have a panic alarm system installed by July 2015.

4/15/2014

Just as the city’s school board closed a $10.5 million budget gap last month by cutting administrative staff — a gap that some board members blamed in part on charter schools — two more charter applicants submitted proposals to enter the district in 2015.

4/15/2014

Nearly every — if not all — Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year.

4/15/2014

Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. The program is designed to encourage healthy child development and universal developmental and behavioral screening.

4/15/2014

The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International are designed for classroom as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The lightweight headphones are compatible with most tablets, smartphones and computers.

4/15/2014

West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

4/15/2014

A new initiative at four Brevard Public Schools is adding "art" to science education. They are all rolling out new magnet programs in STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

4/14/2014

4/14/2014

Last week's tragedy can't help but invoke memories of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The difference today is that, because the Murrysville, Pa., perpetrator chose to use knives, victims' families can look forward to a future with their loved ones—instead of planning their funerals.

4/14/2014

In 2007, about 200,000 teachers started in the education workforce, one of the largest groups of beginners to join public schools in a single year. New research shows many of them remain teachers, despite one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. education.

4/14/2014

Seven pilot programs will receive $120,000 Believe and Prepare grants from the Department of Education to create full-year residencies or apprenticeships for aspiring teachers. The programs may partner with teacher preparation programs to redesign theory-based academic coursework into school-based, practice-oriented coursework.

4/14/2014

Clark County's board approved a $2.2 billion budget for the 2014-2015 school year that includes money for more teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms. The district expects a $61 million increase in revenue and plans to eliminate $7 million in contracts.

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