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7/26/2016

7/26/2016

A proposal to permanently fund statewide outdoor education is the latest measure to qualify for the November ballot. The outdoor school measure would send up to $22 million annually in state lottery money to the new outdoor school fund.

7/26/2016

The New York school district has finally ended a more than year-long battle over how to educate its large population of refugee students. The district settled a lawsuit that claimed that the district was funneling older refugee students into inferior and segregated academic programs.

7/25/2016

7/25/2016

David Douglas School District officials have selected the TeachPoint platform for the district's online Educator Effectiveness tool for the evaluation processes of their licensed pre-K through 12 educators.

7/25/2016

The maker movement faces some big hurdles as it pushes into classrooms. One expert says schools make a big mistake if these programs are merely a popular elective with the hip teacher, or the place to go after school to play with wood, cloth or a 3-D printer.

7/25/2016

District Administration and Eduvision by JDL Horizons will stream live video coverage of key sessions from the 2016 SIIA Education Industry Symposium starting today. The symposium features visionary speakers who will share their views on the next gen educational ecosystem.  

7/25/2016

A California state board overseeing school construction declared in May that state funds for new school construction are not available, triggering the highest-level fees on homebuilders that the law allows. But those builders are fighting back, in a battle that could have implications for school funding around the state.

7/25/2016

Canvas by Instructure, a software-as-a-service technology company, announced an integration with Microsoft Office 365 to allow seamless use of Microsoft tools on Canvas’ platform for millions of educators and learners.

7/25/2016

One school corporation is introducing $1 kindergarten fees. The principal says 46 percent of the students in the district receive free and reduced price books and lunch, and the fees are a way to help alleviate financial stress and draw people into the district.

7/25/2016

The new standards, a revision of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, are the product of work by more than 100 teachers, school administrators, higher-education faculty members and Arkansas Department of Education staff members.

7/25/2016

As students increasingly rely on phones and tablets for classwork, many Indiana instructors are using the technology to better connect with students outside school hours. In some cases, though, the connections cross a line from mentorship to predatory behavior.

7/25/2016

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all Dysart USD high school students will be able to collaborate with school counselors to identify their strengths, plan academic coursework, determine career aspirations, find colleges and more using Naviance by Hobsons, a digital college and career planning platform.

7/25/2016

Oklahomans will decide this November whether to add a one-cent sales tax dedicated to education. A big chunk of the money would be set aside for teacher raises. But would that be enough to improve Oklahoma schools? If you ask folks in Iowa, the answer is a resounding "no."

7/25/2016

Research affirms the critical importance of children’s access to enriching, stimulating early experiences for healthy brain development. Yet young African-American children lag behind their white counterparts in access to high-quality programs

7/25/2016

Lawmakers and education stakeholders oppose a proposal requiring states to penalize school districts with low compliance rates for standardized tests. Common Core standards and related tests have had a shaky start in New York with several changes made and an opt-out movement.

7/25/2016

It’s not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard as the California State Board of Education is making it.

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