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7/25/2016

7/25/2016

As students increasingly rely on phones and tablets for classwork, many Indiana instructors are using the technology to better connect with students outside school hours. In some cases, though, the connections cross a line from mentorship to predatory behavior.

7/25/2016

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all Dysart USD high school students will be able to collaborate with school counselors to identify their strengths, plan academic coursework, determine career aspirations, find colleges and more using Naviance by Hobsons, a digital college and career planning platform.

7/25/2016

Oklahomans will decide this November whether to add a one-cent sales tax dedicated to education. A big chunk of the money would be set aside for teacher raises. But would that be enough to improve Oklahoma schools? If you ask folks in Iowa, the answer is a resounding "no."

7/25/2016

Research affirms the critical importance of children’s access to enriching, stimulating early experiences for healthy brain development. Yet young African-American children lag behind their white counterparts in access to high-quality programs

7/25/2016

Lawmakers and education stakeholders oppose a proposal requiring states to penalize school districts with low compliance rates for standardized tests. Common Core standards and related tests have had a shaky start in New York with several changes made and an opt-out movement.

7/25/2016

It’s not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard as the California State Board of Education is making it.

7/25/2016

Increases in pension fund payments, charter school expenses and salaries are driving up school budgets across the region. In response, some school districts say they have been forced to cut classroom supplies, increase property taxes or leave positions unfilled.

7/25/2016

While the Clinton campaign has focused on issues that unite the party—such as expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs, raising teacher pay and increasing school funding—a recent fight over the party’s platform underscores how difficult ending the party’s internal education wars could be.

7/25/2016

David Douglas School District officials have selected the TeachPoint platform for the district's online Educator Effectiveness tool for the evaluation processes of their licensed pre-K through 12 educators.

7/25/2016

The maker movement faces some big hurdles as it pushes into classrooms. One expert says schools make a big mistake if these programs are merely a popular elective with the hip teacher, or the place to go after school to play with wood, cloth or a 3-D printer.

7/25/2016

District Administration and Eduvision by JDL Horizons will stream live video coverage of key sessions from the 2016 SIIA Education Industry Symposium starting today. The symposium features visionary speakers who will share their views on the next gen educational ecosystem.  

7/22/2016

7/22/2016

Drawp Resource Marketplace, Drawp for School's new collaborative platform, allows teachers to browse original content—including lesson plans, worksheets and graphics—from fellow teachers as well as from publishers.

7/22/2016

Multiple schools in Florida's Duval County are in the process of being closed and converted to specialty schools. This is sending hundreds of students to other schools around the district. That plan hit a snag this week after the Florida Board of Education says the district violated a rule regarding transferring to other failing schools.

7/22/2016

The city Education Department is teaming up with the New York Police Department (NYPD) to set new policy for the use of metal detectors in public schools. Education officials currently deploy a roving cadre of metal detectors, operated by NYPD school safety agents, to randomly selected public schools.

7/22/2016

Continuous change is expected at the Texas school district as La Villa's board of trustees moved to hire the district’s interim superintendent for the permanent position. Jose Cervantes has more than eight years of experience as superintendent of several school districts, including Edgewood in San Antonio and Alpine school district.

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