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5/4/2015

5/4/2015

National Academic Group and 3rd Quote Schools have launched EDU Ready Pledge, a new tool to help schools identify education technology vendors committed to collaborations with schools, open and transparent communication, and business and data ethics.

5/4/2015

Instead of suspending or expelling students in kindergarten through third grade, the legislation says schools should impose a loss of privileges on students, refer them to counselors or social workers and seek other interventions that would keep the students inside the school system.

5/4/2015

The 2015 Legislature provided basic funding to sustain K-12 and Montana University System operations for the next two years, but rejected opportunities to significantly improve education.

5/4/2015

Detroit Public Schools are struggling academically and are struggling with crushing debt. Less than 10% of high school students are proficient in the vital subjects of math and science, and more than two-thirds are not proficient in the fundamental building block of reading.

5/4/2015

The Cleveland school district's school improvement plans are already making the city's most-struggling schools better, teachers told the school board last week. The school district also says the school turnaround efforts rolled out over the last two years are bringing changes. But are they?

5/4/2015

As controversy over the new Common Core standards and the related standardized tests reached a peak, the No. 1 biggest spender is a pro-charter school organization, Families for Excellent Schools, which spent more than $9.5 million

5/4/2015

Charter school students in urban areas received “the equivalent of roughly 40 days of additional learning per year in math and 28 additional days of learning per year in reading," a substantial gain over their peers in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

5/4/2015

Hypersign collaborated with Google and Samsung Electronics America to debut a new K12 digital signage solution . The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a range of content on digital signage and desktop PCs, including standard school broadcasts and alerts for emergency preparedness.

5/1/2015

5/1/2015

Hooked on Phonics is launching its mobile app, The Big Reading Show Classroom, on May 5. The app is an interactive exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

5/1/2015

A new bill will implement a $2 million grant program so more schools can offer breakfast in school. Schools where 70 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches would be eligible for grants to help them implement the program.

5/1/2015

Miami's Assistant Superintendent of Schools Randy Darr is resigning from his position to take the soon to be vacated position as superintendent of schools at Quapaw from retiring Superintendent Bruce Chrz.

5/1/2015

President Obama announced an initiative that would make $250 million worth of e-books available to young, low-income readers for free. The effort will work through a new app, being developed by the New York Public Library, that has the buy-in of all the major publishers.

5/1/2015

New Jersey has administered annual standardized tests peacefully for 15 years, but this year’s spring ritual was scarred by dissension due to PARCC. We can do better next year if we’re mindful of New Jersey’s testing history, steer clear of political pretext, and keep a focus on the needs of all of the state's students.

5/1/2015

The Maine Principals’ Association approved expanding the state’s high school basketball ranks from four to five classes beginning next winter. The five-class format was developed largely to address changing demographics throughout the state, including a shrinking student base and a southward population migration.

5/1/2015

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Constance Evelyn will be leaving to take on the superintendent position for the Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen.

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