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4/14/2015

4/14/2015

Florida school districts resumed computerized testing this week without a hitch. The issues that plagued students as they took the Florida Standards Assessments writing exams a month ago — such as not being able to log in or being knocked out of tests — did not recur.

4/14/2015

The Texas House gave preliminary approval to HB 767, which requires students to receive an electrocardiogram (EKG) before they can play high school sports. The new legislation adds an EKG test to student athletes' required health assessments before the first and third year of participation.

4/13/2015

4/13/2015

Discovery Education expanded its partnership with Tennessee’s Metro Nashville Public Schools. In the latest phase of this seven-year relationship, middle school students districtwide will be able to learn through Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series.

4/13/2015

The free Copilot Family parental control app will include the weekly Insight Email, which will detail a child’s technology use. The feature provides a window into how children are using mobile devices, indicating what new apps the child has downloaded on a weekly basis.

4/13/2015

Test Free has launched SAT Free, a no-cost online test preparation course, for all college-bound and college-interested students, including juniors taking the SAT this spring.

4/13/2015

One big change is that district leaders will not have the leeway to decide how teachers are rated; perhaps that change will avoid any disparities between students testing poorly and teachers rated highly.

4/13/2015

There is urgency in today’s highly global, competitive economy to address the crisis in education and workforce preparation, and a critical opportunity to capitalize on the hours beyond the school day to prepare students for college and promising careers.

4/13/2015

Kids who receive early childhood education are more likely to read at grade level, less likely to repeat a grade or require special education, more likely to earn a high school diploma, less likely to become teenage parents, require public assistance, abuse drugs or end up in jail.

4/13/2015

While the requirements for becoming a school bus driver in Kansas have increased in the past 32 years, the part-time pay structure and odd working hours have remained a constant.

4/13/2015

School officials want to buy 57 acres about 3 miles south of Interstate 84 for $1.7 million. They have no immediate plans to build a school but note that as development ramps up in South Boise, they will need to add a school.

4/13/2015

Dynamic Healthy Vending has set up a special give-back program to make the vending machine idea more appealing to schools.

4/13/2015

A recent survey of Washington school districts by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found more than 5,500 additional classrooms will be needed to satisfy the McCleary requirements.

4/13/2015

Despite its prevalence and a well-established base of scientific research, some Connecticut parents say they have trouble getting their local schools to recognize the disorder and provide their children with appropriate interventions and accommodations.

4/13/2015

Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.

4/13/2015

Wisconsin school districts are increasingly turning to referendums to exceed the revenue caps imposed by the state — in many cases to cover basic operating expenses.

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