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5/7/2015

5/7/2015

State lawmakers’ months-long impasse on school funding may be close to an end. A legislator posted that legislative leaders have agreed to a compromise of a 1.25-percent increase in K12 public school funding plus a one-time appropriation of $55 million.

5/7/2015

Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its students. The Legislature has worked on developing a strong teacher evaluation program for four years, and now it should finish the task.

5/7/2015

Voters approved Edina Public Schools’ $125 million plan to renovate all of its schools, improve security and add on to the high school.

5/7/2015

A state representative is demanding a thorough investigation into a report that an online charter school has been collecting taxpayer money for students who were no longer attending the school. The Ohio Virtual Academy has been accused of reporting attendance of students who should have been withdrawn for truancy.

5/7/2015

According to the latest numbers recently released by the Florida Department of Education, the top eight schools, with reported fights, are all in Miami-Dade County. A middle school was in the top spot with 188 reported fights last school year.

5/7/2015

Sixteen additional career and technical education courses have been added to Odysseyware's offerings for the 2015-16 school year. The new courses cover a broad range of topics, including architecture, communications and government.

5/7/2015

The approved referendum in the Fort Mill school district covers funds for a third high school, a new middle school, an aquatics center, a training facility, land for future schools and more.

5/7/2015

Kajeet's latest program is designed to help educators better manage their students’ home broadband connectivity. With the Kajeet Managed Education Broadband program, Kajeet handles the filtering, time restrictions, data consumption, and analysis and reporting of students' internet access at home.

5/7/2015

The Louisiana House Education Committee advanced a bill to ban building schools on toxic waste sites. The issue flared up after the Recovery School District unveiled a plan to rebuild a school on a site that contained toxins such as lead, mercury and carcinogenic hydrocarbons.

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

Chartwells K12 School Dining Services will offer FOODPLAY - a national theater show about healthy eating and active living - to the 35,200 children and family members it serves at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

5/6/2015

House and Senate members spent more than a week working out the differences between their versions of a bill modifying the school transfers law, which allows children in nearly 90 unaccredited school districts to transfer to higher-performing ones.

5/6/2015

The Alabama House is expected to vote in the coming days on a bill that would require all 67 county school systems to switch from elected to appointed superintendents.

5/6/2015

Total Motivation is a supplemental curriculum that provides California educators with a comprehensive resource that explains state standards.

5/6/2015

School administrators can now more easily manage the tracking, reporting, signups and verification of student community service and service learning through the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson as part a partnership with x2VOL from intelliVOL.

5/6/2015

Seattle’s teachers voted to hold a one-day strike, joining colleagues in about two dozen other school districts that have staged or are planning similar walkouts to pressure state lawmakers to budget more money for lower class sizes and higher teachers’ wages.

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