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4/8/2014

4/8/2014

A high school and an elementary school will be shut down or drastically changed under New York Education Department rules. Both schools failed to raise academic performance over the last three years despite intensive state help. The state also is replacing a second elementary school with the new Syracuse Latin School.

4/8/2014

Working with Mac to School, California's Academy of Arts and Sciences administrators were able to save the charter school $245,000 by purchasing more than 350 refurbished MacBooks.

4/8/2014

Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools. Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer—an expected move, since he committed to serve in the position only temporarily after the firing of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple in late 2012.

4/8/2014

Weld North Holdings has acquired a 100 percent interest in two Utah-based companies. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students and the English-language learner student population. Truenorthlogic is SaaS-based K12 talent management provider.

4/8/2014

Earlier this year, Chicago released statistics showing that charter schools, including those in Noble's privately-run network, expel students at a rate dramatically higher than district-run schools. At Noble, which runs 14 campuses throughout the city, there is a strict discipline code that includes fines for disciplinary infractions.

4/8/2014

Extron IN1608 IPCP is Extron Electronics's newest model in the IN1608 product family. The fully integrated AV system features a built-in Extron IP Link Pro control processor for complete control.

4/8/2014

President Obama announced a $7 million grant to Bladensburg High School, part of a larger effort by the administration to help U.S. students catch up with the rest of the world in college and career training. The award is a piece of the $107 million Youth CareerConnect grant program.

4/8/2014

Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture should have consulted some everyday, health-conscious moms and dads before they drew up their new rules for school lunches. Most parents know that the best way to tuck a serving of vegetables into kids is to hide it. The federal rules make this nearly impossible.

4/8/2014

According to a new study from the CATO Institute, there has been essentially no correlation between what states have spent on education and their measured academic outcomes. It seems America's educational productivity appears to have stagnated, as least as measured by the NAEP and SAT.

4/7/2014

4/7/2014

All ninth graders attending John F. Kennedy High School could start their new school year on July 28 this summer. Students would then have 10 weeks of classes, followed by three weeks off - a pattern that would then keep repeating, with no further definition between school years.

4/7/2014

Capstone Professional debuted several professional development offerings to support teachers and administrators in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. These resources, under its Maupin House imprint, cover subjects such as reading and writing strategies, linking K2 literacy and more.

4/7/2014

More than a dozen states are considering legislation to repeal their involvement in the Common Core State standards, responding to a surge of discontent from an unlikely coalition of conservatives, parents, unions, and teachers.

4/7/2014

The Kansas Senate has approved a plan aimed at fixing an unconstitutional funding imbalance between rich and poor school districts. The plan gives local school districts the ability to expand their taxing authority with voter consent but also contains some controversial provisions.

4/7/2014

Like it or not, testing is the best way to produce uniform standards and accountability. Opting out is more common among higher income families. If the kids from rich families don’t take the test how can we know what poorer children are or aren’t getting from their schools?

4/7/2014

After so many students in grades 3-8 statewide opted out of the English Language Arts exams given this week, schools that failed to have 95 percent of their students take the tests won't have to worry this year about failing to make the grade.

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