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7/7/2015

7/7/2015

Robert Schultz will leave the district to become the superintendent of Tulpehocken Area School District. He first came to Lower Dauphin in 2003 as middle school principal. He moved to the assistant to the superintendent role in 2008 and was named assistant superintendent in 2013.

7/7/2015

The city treasurer is proposing to invest about $175,000 a year in parking division savings accounts for the approximately 3,500 students who enter city kindergartens each year. Clearly $50 is symbolic, meant to be a learning tool. Studies have shown that kids with a dedicated savings fund are four times more likely to attend college.

7/7/2015

“Stability and predictability” were chosen over an extra $55.7 million for Iowa’s public schools. Gov. Terry Branstad defended his decision to veto a one-time allocation for the state’s 338 public K12 school districts that had been approved in a legislative compromise.

7/7/2015

The New York district is bringing in Joseph R. D’Angelo, who has been principal of Maryvale Primary School for the past five years, to take over as district superintendent.

7/7/2015

The Lawrence County Board of Education selected Johnny Yates as its new superintendent to replace the former superintendent, Heath Grimes. Yates has worked with the school system for 37 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

7/7/2015

Robert Graham, previously the Virginia district's assistant superintendent, has been named to the top spot for Radford City Schools.

7/7/2015

The Touchjet Pond Projector turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen where students and teachers can display and interact with Android educational apps, fostering group problem solving and social learning.

7/6/2015

7/6/2015

The collaboration answers concerns that arose from several groups of students this year who questioned what they saw as gender-biased dress codes.

7/6/2015

The 4,300-student district along the eastern Iowa border is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district's eight school buildings with a body camera.

7/6/2015

The racial disparity also is troubling because while classrooms are becoming more diverse, the pool of available teachers is not.

7/6/2015

Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods Day.

7/6/2015

Houston ISD board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones has said she wants her fellow trustees to consider renaming six campuses, following the June shooting deaths of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist at a church in South Carolina. In that state, the Confederate flag hangs outside the capitol.

7/6/2015

In addition to offering unique content from MasteryConnect, the new web-based Mindful professional development platform will offer teachers access to School Improvement Network’s library of more than 2,500 videos.

7/6/2015

The educational assessment services provider is buying key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. Data Recognition Corporation will acquire CTB's statewide custom business and summative shelf assessment products, including TerraNova, LAS Links, TABE and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion high school equivalency assessment.

7/6/2015

Edmentum launched its new Flex Assignments to customize instructional content and the Virtual Collaboration Space to connect with students in a synchronous environment. In addition, new courses have been added to Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, including math and English language arts, over 40 state-specific ones and more career technical education courses.

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