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1/13/2016

1/13/2016

A district judge put Nevada’s sweeping school-choice program on hold just weeks before money was expected to flow to parents for private school tuition. The plaintiffs challenging the program say it would divert money from public schools and could run afoul of the state constitution.

1/13/2016

DimensionU, Inc., in partnership with Broward County Public Schools’ Before and After School Child Care Program, is expanding its DimensionU educational video games platform for mathematics and literacy across 40 elementary and middle school after care sites in Broward County.

1/13/2016

Walking through metal detectors is an everyday occurrence for more than 100,000 New York City middle and high school students. Nearly 21 years after the city installed them when crime rates were much higher, there are growing questions about the security precautions as crime in the public schools has fallen 48 percent over the past 10 years.

1/13/2016

Attorneys for the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District asked a federal judge to allow the new district to proceed with its plan for new and expanded schools. Last week, attorneys in a 33-year-old desegregation lawsuit accused the district's operators of working in concert with the state to create an inferior school system for black and mostly poor children.

1/13/2016

Duval public schools serve some 600 “medically fragile” students and 200 students whose Type 1 diabetes requires them to take insulin shots and monitor blood sugar levels daily. Yet Duval’s school nurse program has less than a third of the nurses a federal agency says it needs.

1/13/2016

The technology startup's platform enables students to create inventions with electronic building blocks. Ingram Micro Inc. will help the company expand its reach to K12 and higher education STEM/STEAM programs in the U.S. The littleBits website also offers free lessons, project booklets and case studies to accompany the kits.

1/13/2016

Public education in Buffalo has been on a roller coaster for the past four years. With spring board elections approaching and the potential for political upset, Superintendent Kriner Cash needs to be aggressive in enacting reform by using the unprecedented authority at his disposal: the ability to function as a receiver for individual failing schools and to impose reforms.

1/13/2016

House Republican leaders formalized opposition to distribution formulas for state aid to public schools that they say Gov. Tom Wolf improperly implemented with the partial 2015-16 budget. The opposition amendment was attached to an already contested fiscal code bill that would impose different formulas for the state school subsidies.

1/13/2016

Defined STEM, the flagship curriculum supplement of Defined Learning, signed a five-year partnership with OpTerra Energy Services and the Hawai’i State Department of Education to support Ka Hei, a statewide strategic program that educates students about sustainable energy transitions happening across schools throughout the state.

1/13/2016

When does negotiating wages and benefits become an act of political speech, rather than an exercise in labor relations? When you're negotiating with governments, there's never a bright line where politics ends and negotiation begins. That's why unions spend so much money on lobbying.

1/13/2016

Certain public schools embrace the military and give military recruiters access to their students, while others are less open to it. At the same time, recruiters prioritize which high schools they visit. Marine recruiters from one Columbus office make marketing plans based on their likelihood of success and schools with desirable candidates.

1/12/2016

1/12/2016

The latest national data shows that more students are getting their high-school diplomas than ever before. But that doesn’t mean more kids are going to college. Quite the opposite. College-enrollment rates have actually decreased for the fourth straight year.

1/12/2016

A business-backed coalition is poised to spend up to $18 million and obliterate state campaign spending records in favor of expanded charter schools, launching its efforts with mail targeted at state Senate districts.

1/12/2016

The company has acquired Roberts and Company, an independent publisher of higher education textbooks, interactive media, and original monographs in biology, chemistry, engineering and related disciplines.

1/12/2016

The Los Angeles Board of Education named Deputy Superintendent Michelle King as superintendent, ending a high-stakes search to fill a challenging and hard-to-fill job at a seminal time in California’s largest school system.

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