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2/10/2015

2/10/2015

The San Francisco USD is trying something it hopes will address the disparities early on by hiring more black teachers. The effort revolves around a single finding: Students perform better when they can identify with their teachers.

2/10/2015

Young students go hungry in Maine. For these kids, the school meal programs are there to fill the gap. But for a number of reasons not related to need, students are not using the programs. The school systems that beat those averages are creative and proactive, and dedicated to serving more meals.

2/10/2015

Senate leaders joined House colleagues in voicing support for continued health insurance coverage for part-time school bus drivers. The two chambers will formally decide in coming weeks about Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to stop state subsidies that allow non-certified school employees to be part of the State Health Benefit Plan.

2/10/2015

Rochester Middle School Principal Valerie McKenney has been chosen as Epping School District’s superintendent for the 2015-16 academic year. She is replacing Superintendent Barbara Munsey, who is retiring.

2/10/2015

Daniel Zorn has been chosen as the next superintendent for the Washington district. He has been assistant superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools in northwest Montana for 16 years.

2/10/2015

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

2/10/2015

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

2/10/2015

The Louisiana district's school board nixed a controversial policy that required employees to fill out forms each year if they want union dues deducted from their paychecks. The move could be seen as a step towards reconciliation with the parish teachers union, after four years of strained relations.

2/10/2015

Waterford Institute launched its new Waterford SmartStart pre-K program, a multimodal resource for teaching reading, math and science concepts in classrooms and childcare centers. The program includes computer-based adaptive curriculum and teacher tools and offline group materials.

2/10/2015

The Lafayette Parish School System could lose up to $17 million over the next two school years as the three charter schools in the parish expand and a new charter school opens.

2/10/2015

ASCD is calling on policymakers to institute a two-year moratorium on using new state standardized assessments for accountability purposes. The hiatus will allow time for policymakers and education leaders to design and implement a new accountability model that more accurately reflects the full range of student learning and school support.

2/10/2015

Starting in March, families applying to full-day pre-K for next school year will be able to apply to both public school and community-based programs in one place. The single application is part of New York City's continued effort to bring both types of programs together under one tent.

2/10/2015

The Texas school district's trustees named Joel D. Boyd as their pick for the superintendent job. Boyd has served as superintendent of public schools in Sante Fe since 2012.

2/10/2015

Mastering the English language's complicated spelling system requires abilities that most children don’t develop until well after they've started to read. Simply put, written English is great for puns but terrible for learning to read or write.

2/10/2015

The nearly $80 billion program for financing community college students should be put to use where it can do more good. Let those funds go to into our high schools where they are urgently needed to prepare young people for citizenship, the workplace or college.

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