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7/28/2016

7/28/2016

Could having more sleep lead to more productive students in the classrooms? Administrators at one school district in central Indiana say that’s the case. Decatur Township teachers and students said they have noticed a change in the classroom over the last two years.

7/28/2016

To help education IT administrators better monitor, manage and support the volume and diversity of mobile devices on their networks, Dude Solutions unveiled its Mobile Device Management solution, part of its Technology Management suite.

7/28/2016

Early findings from an initiative involving higher education institutions in West Virginia suggest that cellphone technology may be useful in helping keep prospective college students and those already in college on track and perhaps help them graduate earlier.

7/28/2016

Educators increasingly realize that things posted on sites like Twitter and Facebook can have a disruptive effect in the classroom. More schools are extending social media policies to apply to teachers, hoping to regulate how they interact online with their students.

7/28/2016

This fall for the first time, North Dakota high school girls will run 5,000 meters—the same distance as boys—at the state cross-country meet. That might seem unremarkable, but it will mark the first time in history that in all 50 states, at least some girls race the same distance as the boys do.

7/27/2016

7/27/2016

High schools are becoming increasingly bullish about enrolling students in advanced classes. These courses, the standard refrain goes, will prepare young people for the rigor of higher education. It turns out that students who take AP classes don’t actually get better college grades, a pair of researchers found.

7/27/2016

The Lee County school board will be voting on the coming school year’s tentative budget, currently set at $1.4 billion. It includes a general fund of $855.1 million, up more than $15 million from last year.

7/27/2016

If we really cared about improving the education of all students, we would give teachers the autonomy to tailor instruction to meet their students' needs and to write their own tests. Anyone who wants to know how students in one state compare with students in other states can get that information from the N.A.E.P., the existing federal test.

7/27/2016

During the recession, Arizona districts endured billions in budget cuts that reduced funding and prevented salary increases. School districts now have the opportunity to begin refilling the hole but they are faced with wrenching choices: balancing top priorities—like raising teacher and staff salaries—and funding critical classroom and infrastructure needs.

7/27/2016

School starts in the Florida district in just two weeks, and leaders are desperately dashing to get a new school ready for hundreds of kids. Midtown Academy marks a district takeover from the shuttered, failing University Preparatory Academy, which officially closed its doors last week. Within hours, the district agreed to take over the school and its building.

7/27/2016

The HXB Series Luminaires offers improved visibility and safety with zero strike time while eliminating the need to constantly service fixtures high above the action. This allows for minimal interruptions and facility closing for maintenance needs, along with the 100,000 hour lifetime.

7/27/2016

Middle and high school students in Pennsylvania can now be criminally charged for hazing their peers, as new state regulations go into effect following several high-profile incidents at local schools.

7/27/2016

ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of ImPACT, ImPACT Passport and the ImPACT Concussion Management Model, is collaborating with the Dave Duerson Athletic Safety Fund, Inc. to provide underserved schools across the United States with critical components of concussion management: baseline and post-injury testing.

7/27/2016

Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year. The Michigan Department of Treasury says it will foot the bill.

7/27/2016

Some of the nation’s school teachers get a lot more time for planning lessons than others. A new analysis has found that elementary school teachers in Montgomery County top the list, getting more planning time than their counterparts in 147 large U.S. school districts.

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