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2/1/2016

2/1/2016

As part of a new agreement, Intelliboard.net is integrating Moodle gradebook and course participation with PowerSchool's Student Information System. Schools that use Moodle and PowerSchool together simultaneously are now able to immediately identify at-risk students through analytics and reporting.

2/1/2016

A few weeks ago, it looked as if Washington state lawmakers would respond to a contempt order from the state Supreme Court by promising to fix school-funding problems next year. Now, it’s unclear whether the Legislature even plans to do that by committing to fix issues by 2018 in a new version.

2/1/2016

LearnSprout software is used by over 2,500 school districts. Apart from grades, its software can be used to track patterns in categories like health and attendance.

2/1/2016

The Iowa House approved two school funding bills last week that increased state school aid 2 percent. Since the Senate already approved 4 percent, a conference committee will be formed to try to reach a compromise. The vote comes just after school leaders sent a warning to lawmakers that another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes next year.

2/1/2016

Seven New York City schools are part of a pilot program that will let them change their admissions policies to try and maintain some rare diversity in a school system that has been labeled one of the most segregated in the nation.\

2/1/2016

Education policymakers don’t like the idea of parents deciding that their students shouldn’t take a standardized test. The department recently sent a letter to all state school officers reminding them of the testing and 95 percent participation requirements, warning that failure to produce the mandated results could result in the withholding of federal funds.

2/1/2016

Tennessee students cannot afford to be guinea pigs for yet another unproven, ineffective ‘reform’ scheme. Tennessee needs to keep its tax dollars where they belong—in our public schools. Tennessee’s children deserve great public schools. Private school vouchers are not the answer.

2/1/2016

The federation is claiming the district allows deplorable health conditions in school buildings. The teachers are also asking a judge to remove the emergency manager, saying he did nothing to stop the conditions from worsening.

2/1/2016

Students who provide false information to win access to the Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment schools will be permanently barred from the marquee programs under a policy by Chicago Public Schools.

1/29/2016

1/29/2016

Community Unit School District 308 Superintendent Matthew Wendt could begin working this summer as superintendent of Fayetteville, Ark., public schools.

1/29/2016

Talking ABC is now available French on the App Store and Google Play. The interactive alphabet app contains six games.

1/29/2016

Affluent communities have greater financial resources to support their schools as parents have the time and social capital needed to organize elaborate fundraisers and fill out the lengthy legal paperwork required to establish these foundations. But is all this work that is done with the best of intentions unfairly increasing advantages in already privileged communities?

1/29/2016

A plan to let Florida school districts and parents choose alternative tests in lieu of the controversial statewide assessments cleared its first Senate committee on Wednesday with strong bipartisan support. But the state’s top education official has voiced resistance to the idea.

1/29/2016

Paul Turner, the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Junior and Senior High School, has been offered the position as superintendent of schools for the Grand Coulee Dam School District.

1/29/2016

Class Story gives teachers and parents a way to share in stories and moments of a child's day. With translation, parents instantly view any video post in up to 35 languages.

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