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4/6/2016

4/6/2016

The identities of school personnel who carry weapons could be kept secret under legislation passed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The bill exempts records containing those names from the Oklahoma Open Records and Open Meetings Acts.

4/6/2016

The work session agenda includes the school board’s first chance to discuss Superintendent Jim Merrill’s proposal to ask the Wake County Board of Commissioners for a $35.7 million increase in local funding for a total budget proposal of $1.5 billion.

4/6/2016

Agency is the ability to be proactive in determining one’s life path and not just react to the surrounding circumstances. Developing an English language learner's sense of agency can feel like a challenge when they face particularly large challenges from outside factors socioeconomically and linguistically.

4/6/2016

Richmond Public Schools administrators proposed shuttering five schools in a last-ditch effort to cut costs for the upcoming year. Additionally, three specialty schools will be combined into one. The closures would save $3 million for the division, which is working to close an $18 million funding shortfall.

4/6/2016

Springfield Public School District 186 has partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS to streamline safety compliance and risk management initiatives.The Illinois district is utilizing the company's EmployeeSafe Suite to stay in compliance with all district, state and federal compliance mandates.

4/6/2016

An Elwood Community High School senior is working with state legislators to author a bill that would lower the age that people are eligible to run for office from 25 to 21 in the Senate and 21 to 18 in the House of Representatives.

4/6/2016

Tyler Technologies, Inc. introduced its touch-enabled Student 360 parent-student portal, which works with Tyler SIS (student information system) to provide parents, students and school staff enhanced mobile access to student data.

4/6/2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have required schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit” content in class material and offer an alternative. He deemed it unnecessary because the Virginia Board of Education has been examining the issue and because the label could be applied to a work based on one scene, without further context.

4/6/2016

The Kansas Association of School Boards says a provision allowing tax funds to be used for private schools lacks accountability. Other concerns about the proposed new Kansas school funding formula include restrictions of state aid on extracurricular and food service costs.

4/5/2016

4/5/2016

Bakersfield City School District officials ended a nationwide search for a top administrator by appointing Harry “Doc” Ervin, a Monterey County educator, as superintendent of the 30,000-student elementary district. Ervin is leaving a superintendent position at Greenfield USD.

4/5/2016

The Oregon district has chosen its current middle school principal and athletic director to succeed Steve Perkins as the Sutherlin School District’s next superintendent.

4/5/2016

All schools have a student government, but the structure of authority remains in place. The student government generates ideas (maybe even funding) and submits these to the school leadership who make decisions about what will or will not be implemented. This is an important process, but one that does little to yield empathy or form new perspectives.

4/5/2016

Calls are intensifying for a districtwide investigation into racial discord at all of Boston’s public schools as students come forward with stories of racial harassment beyond Boston Latin School.

4/5/2016

The leader of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, a statewide organization of school directors, threatened to file a lawsuit against the state for breaching its contract to pay for a portion of construction costs.

4/5/2016

Helena Public Schools Superintendent Kent Kultgen accepted the superintendent position with the Snohomish School District in Washington. Kultgen will be replacing the current Snohomish superintendent, William Mester, who has served in his position the past 14 years.

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