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12/1/2014

12/1/2014

A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players by suing a sports governing body — in this case the Illinois High School Association saying it didn't do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn't do enough to protect current players.

12/1/2014

A high-quality preschool program helps children develop soft skills and deal with emotions. But, a New America Foundation report argues, schools should focus on these same skills, habits, attitudes, and mindsets with older kids as they are just as important as academics.

12/1/2014

Guns on school campuses is a controversial idea that Florida legislators will have to consider once again this spring. Rep. Greg Steube has refiled his school safety bill for a third time. House Bill 19 allows a trained school employee to carry a gun on campus.

12/1/2014

Measures to increase security have introduced their own law-enforcement-influenced jargon into conversations about kids’ safety. And in the process, they’ve launched an intense debate about how to make our language direct enough to protect kids, without excessively frightening or even endangering them.

12/1/2014

Sunrise Hitek debuted its new G5 slim tough case, which includes a dual-layer rugged design and a built-in stylus.

12/1/2014

Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom in the nation for measures like student outcomes and per pupil spending. Now, nearly two dozen school districts think they have a way to break out of that rut: They're suing the state for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

12/1/2014

Sixty-five Illinois superintendents are asking for drastic changes to the way their districts receive state money in Vision 20/20. Suggested changes include changing the budget process to allow schools to know what state money they'll receive before making spending decisions.

11/26/2014

11/26/2014

Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House announced new draft regulations that could overhaul the way teacher preparation programs are held accountable for their graduates' performance.

11/26/2014

With schools closed for the holiday, DA Daily is taking Thursday and Friday off. We will return on Monday with the latest news and opinion from across K12.

11/26/2014

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

11/26/2014

For students with special needs, school can be a constant reminder of exactly how they are different socially and academically. Unified sports programs can change some of that, by putting all participants — special and regular education — in the same uniform and on the same field of play at the same time.

11/26/2014

As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grows. Tragically, millions of children begin elementary school years behind their peers, and the SIG program — overhauled by the Obama administration five years ago — has not closed that gap.

11/26/2014

Education Market Research/Simba Information released a new report titled K-12 Enrollment by Subject/Course & Grade, 2014-15 School Year. The data shows that the highest enrollment courses include art and general music at the elementary level, and algebra and Spanish and biology at the senior high level.

11/26/2014

Chicago preschoolers who attended a full-day preschool program rather than a half-day had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills, including language, math, social development and physical health, researchers from the University of Minnesota reported.

11/26/2014

For the first time in years, the New Jersey school district is reporting an on-time graduation rate of more than 50 percent for 2014. A total of 52.9 percent of students completed high school within four years, graduating on time in 2014, which district officials attribute to stability and staff.

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