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6/28/2016

6/28/2016

Backers of an initiative designed to boost Oregon's low high school graduation rate turned in signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Their proposal would earmark state funding to give high schools an average of $800 per student to spend on approaches to boost graduation rates, including academic and social support for potential dropouts.

6/28/2016

Ohio has already benefited from improvements enacted last year with failing charter schools closing at a faster clip. A National Alliance of Public Charter Schools report makes the case for further advances, especially for an Ohio long ridiculed for its weak charter schools. We need a legislature determined to ensure that online charter schools deliver high quality education.

6/28/2016

Sharing is a lesson taught early in schools. Now Pennsylvania lawmakers want the school leaders to learn it themselves. A few days after two Lancaster County school districts agreed to share a superintendent next year, lawmakers are considering a proposal to incentivize such arrangements aimed at saving costs.

6/28/2016

The HMH Field Trips for Google Expeditions for K12 students currently includes four field trips aligned to select HMH science and social studies curriculum, which are now available via the Google Expeditions Android app. More than 20 additional HMH Field Trips, as well as iOS availability of the Expeditions app, are planned for release over the coming months.

6/28/2016

​Noel N. Schmidt, who currently serves as the Central Lake Middle School principal in White Bear Lake, has been named by the Virginia School Board to be the district's new superintendent. He replaces Deron Stender, who will lead the Clarinda School District in Iowa.

6/27/2016

6/27/2016

Powered by an externally accessible, upgradeable Android platform central processing unit, the ActivPanel interactive display features wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, pre-loaded applications for mobile device mirroring, digital whiteboarding, and free collaboration software from ClassFlow.

6/27/2016

While many agree that preschool is a critical investment, early childhood educators earn far less than other teachers. In some states, you can make more working at a fast food restaurant.

6/27/2016

Senate budget would amend calendar law so the only year-round schools allowed would be multi-track schools where students are split into four rotating groups. If the change goes into effect, 88 single-track year-round schools would have to revise their calendars

6/27/2016

A recent international study found no positive evidence of impact of educational technology on student performance. But perhaps we could learn a lesson from the business world—when computers were first introduced into corporations, it took a number of years to increase productivity.

6/27/2016

American education has some obvious shortcomings. Even defenders of the schools can make long lists of things they’d like to change. But the root of the problem is not incompetent design, as is so frequently alleged. Nor is it stasis. Rather, it is the twofold challenge of complexity and scale.

6/27/2016

Beginning next school year, Roswell ISD will begin integrating the Discovery Education Math Techbook into teaching and learning at all of its middle schools.

6/27/2016

A former White House aide argues that a high-performing Maryland fails to publicize language-immersion opportunities in areas with high percentages of black and Hispanic students and many parents are unaware that such options exist. 

6/27/2016

The fast-track plan to require school health and safety plans and lead testing came in response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and subsequent revelations of lead in drinking water in schools in Portland, Eugene, Beaverton and elsewhere.

6/27/2016

The bill boosts aid to poor school districts by $38 million, and redistributes some funds from wealthier districts to meet a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to make the education funding system fairer to poor districts.

6/27/2016

ScholarChip and PowerSchool Group LLC have joined forces to bring ScholarChip’s enhanced portal and its suite of school safety and operations applications to PowerSchool’s dashboard using one-click access.

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