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7/21/2016

7/21/2016

Tecogen's induction-based CM-75 combined heat and power units will be installed in three different schools in and around New York and New Jersey. Total combined deal value for the projects is approximately half a million dollars.

7/21/2016

The long-term bloat of public school staff in the District of Columbia shows that parents need innovative and more effective ways to control education spending for their children, instead of letting the school district continue to fritter it away with hiring non-lead-teachers.

7/21/2016

The state Department of Public Instruction last week boosted the amount of money it distributes to rural districts to offset their high transportation costs by $2.5 million. But many rural district officials remain discouraged by a formula that leaves most of them out in the cold.

7/21/2016

Let's start asking what successful for-profits can teach us about improving K12 education. Those who pigeonhole for-profit charter schools because of a misconception about profit motive, as well as those who defend failing schools simply because they are public, are failing students. We need adults to have a frank conversation about every mechanism for success at their disposal.

7/21/2016

A group of parents of St. Louis charter school students have been denied their request to intervene in a legal battle over desegregation funding. The parents had wanted a say in a litigation that could force the charter schools to return more than $50 million to St. Louis Public Schools.

7/21/2016

Odysseyware is teaming up with the National Academy Foundation to expand its career and technical education offerings in the field of agriculture. The foundation's more than 700 academies nationwide can now offer agriculture courses including Agricultural Mechanics I, Agricultural Mechanics II, Agricultural Biology, and Veterinary Sciences.

7/21/2016

The first years of teaching are difficult. The difference for our next generation of new teachers is that unlike those before, they will not have to go at it alone. Considering the payoffs—lower teacher turnover, higher confidence and improved student outcomes—programs to support new teachers and their mentors are well worth it.

7/21/2016

Most school districts in the region have improved the transparency of their construction bond programs, but there remains ample room for improvement, according to a report released by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation. Seven school districts earned perfect scores on transparency.

7/21/2016

Just weeks before school starts, the Orange County School District is still short more than 300 teachers. State rules have changed this year, allowing schools to open as early as August 10, leaving schools scrambling to make sure enough teachers will be on tap on day one.

7/21/2016

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating Shelby County Schools for discrimination of migrant students with issues affecting English learners and limited English proficiency parental communication.

7/21/2016

NetSupport DNA, new multiple language packs for schools' safeguarding keyword and phrase databases, will enable staff in schools with a diverse ethnic mix of students to be able to monitor community languages other than English for safeguarding purposes

7/21/2016

County commissioners voted to accept a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a new high school for the North Carolina county. Land has been set aside next to Montgomery Community College, which would allow sharing of an advanced career and technical facility to be constructed with the high school.

7/21/2016

The new Detroit Public Schools Community District is partnering with stakeholders to keep students engaged over the summer. The new district joined forces with the Michigan Science Center, the Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center and others to provide educational activities centered on STEAM.

7/21/2016

The Orleans Parish School Board voted to use $1.5 million of its $62.5 million surplus to begin the massive effort of returning most New Orleans public schools to local control. The $1.5 million the board approved will be used to hire staff to work on the transition.

7/20/2016

7/20/2016

Two of Rice University’s open education initiatives—open education resource textbook publisher OpenStax and digital education portal Rice Online Learning—released a comprehensive set of free online resources for Advanced Placement physics courses for high school students

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