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4/1/2015

4/1/2015

With the new Bridg-it School, schools can quickly address reported incidents and aid in the prevention of bullying and the promotion of safer school environments.

4/1/2015

The role of police in the city's schools will change under a new proposal. Under the new plan, officers will be allowed to keep their weapons. School officials said the main focus is to deal with truancy in the city with more visibility and presence in schools.

4/1/2015

A bill that would restrict school officials' ability to comment on political issues, including elections and legislation, was put on hold as opposition to the measure continued to grow.

4/1/2015

School districts got their first look at state aid projections this week — months later than normal   with many districts seeing increases above 10 percent.

4/1/2015

Following a years-long trend toward fewer arrests and suspensions in New York City public schools, arrests for the first 110 days of the current school year are down 16 percent from the previous year and suspensions are down 10 percent.

4/1/2015

Where Gov. Larry Hogan's original charter school expansion bill sought to make it easier to open more charter schools and give them greater flexibility in hiring, firing and funding, the amended version passed by a Senate panel only allows the state's existing successful charter schools to get slightly more flexibility.

4/1/2015

The House voted to pump $7.255 billion into the state school funding formula in the next two school years. The 9 percent increase offers enough money to cover the costs of expanding kindergarten from half-day to full-day plus provide about $100 more per student next school year.

4/1/2015

We need to make studying abroad in high school more accessible for all students. A global economy demands global students. We need people who can be at home in different lands and cultures. A high school year abroad is also a quick way to discover just how ignorant you are. As such, it's the door to a lifetime of learning and discovery.

4/1/2015

The attorney general of Washington, D.C., says the city’s plan to open an all-boys college preparatory high school does not run afoul of federal laws to protect education equality for girls. The mayor plans to open the school for the 2016-17 school year.

4/1/2015

Bublish and Edmodo are partnering to create Author Connect. The new app, which will be available this fall, allows teachers to schedule live virtual classroom visits with authors.

4/1/2015

Schneider Electric is working with Alabama's Lawrence County Schools to implement an energy savings performance contract that will fund critical infrastructure renovations to improve the district’s energy efficiency. The project is expected to generate $11.7 million in energy savings over the next 20 years.

4/1/2015

Building a better test has potential benefits for our schools and learning. However, we need to remain vigilant and well informed about how these tests are driving policy, public perception of our schools, instruction, and the daily experience of our children.

3/31/2015

3/31/2015

Craig Tice, currently the Marcellus school district's superintendent, will take over the superintendent position for the Fayetteville-Manlius school district in July. The district's current superintendent, Corliss Kaiser, will retire after 46 years working in education, including 10 as Fayetteville-Manlius' superintendent.

3/31/2015

The Lake Mills School Board selected Chad Kohagen, the high school principal at Oelwein High School, as the district’s next superintendent. He will succeed Daryl Sherman, who is retiring after 39 years in education, 21 of them as Lake Mills superintendent.

3/31/2015

Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba will become the Ohio school district's superintendent when John Krupinski retires in July. Ryba has spent nearly 10 years working for the district.

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