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9/30/2014

9/30/2014

The report released by the FBI this week underscores our need for a more effective national dialogue on prevention. What could really help are schools with relationship officers in the ranks, armed only with compassion and the skills to build relationships with distressed students.

9/30/2014

American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. For cash-strapped districts, providing for these students' needs can be arduous, particularly if they arrive after student headcounts are taken to determine school funding.

9/30/2014

Eighteen new charter schools have applied to open in the Charlotte region for the fall 2016 school year. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it has thousands more students than the district expected this year. The new charter schools, should they all be approved, project to have nearly 9,000 students in their first year.

9/30/2014

Teachers calling in absent forced the cancellation of classes at two Colorado high schools on Monday in a new twist to a dispute over pay and proposed changes to a history curriculum. Students walked out of nearly all the Jefferson County's 17 high schools last week in demonstration against the curriculum change idea being floated by a conservative school board majority.

9/29/2014

9/29/2014

Oversize classes are not unheard of at the beginning of the year in Philadelphia, where student mobility often makes planning tough. But in the past, the school system was able to hire more staff to ease crowding.

9/29/2014

A Reynoldsburg parent has filed a lawsuit against the school board and Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning, asking the court to order officials to close the district’s schools until striking teachers return to work.

9/29/2014

A decade ago, Texas was often cited as an example of the ills that contributed to a national high school graduation crisis. 

9/29/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan, backed by the state Legislature, that would let New York borrow $2 billion for technology for classrooms and high-tech security on public school campuses, as well as permanent classrooms for prekindergarten students and those now taught in temporary trailer classrooms.

9/29/2014

InsureMyTrip for Education, a new website featuring trip cancellation plans geared toward K12 and higher education travel, has been launched by InsureMyTrip and underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The Academic Explorer products provide financial protection for both domestic and international education trips.

9/29/2014

The number of Massachusetts public schools securing the top spot under the state’s rating system has dropped significantly, as schools in well-to-do suburbs such as Andover, Newton, and Winchester see their coveted top rankings disappear.

9/29/2014

The first detailed look at attendance in Oakland schools shows a deep racial divide between students in class and habitual no-shows, a pattern reflected in grades, test scores and graduation rates.

9/29/2014

Shouting won’t help thousands of kids learn. Constructive collaboration will.

9/29/2014

The new Clear Voice planar speaker line from Bogen have been launched by Telcom & Data. Bogen has created four different speaker options with effective throw distances from 100 to 650 yards. The units can be adapted to both mobile and fixed installations.

9/29/2014

Minority students in Wisconsin tend to start school at a disadvantage, and too often they never catch up.

9/29/2014

Since school started this month, my 15-year-old son, Zak, has been having trouble sleeping. He has been worrying whether he has finished everything on his to-do list.

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