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5/31/2013

5/31/2013

The site is designed to assist those employers in staying on top of rapidly approaching changes, program details and best practices resulting from this historic shift in the nations health insurance system.

5/31/2013

As the district moves toward implementing 1:1 learning environments, DCP, a mobile device compatible platform, will support this initiative by providing students with direct access to the curriculum and learning resources on the devices that they will be using every day.

5/31/2013

Sioux Falls (S.D.) school district superintendent Pam Homan has agreed to a 4.87 percent salary increase next school year, passing up an additional $6,592 increase tied to the new teacher agreement.

5/31/2013

Six board members, excluding Trustee Frances L. Hayes, submitted evaluations and gave superintendent Deborah Hunter-Harvill a combined score of 53.9 percent out of 100. That rating is "minimally effective" based on 12 categories such as relationship with the board, educational leadership and progress toward the school improvement plan.

5/31/2013

Jeb Bush praised charter schools and slammed traditional public schools and teachers unions in a speech at a Macinac (Mich.) school Wednesday, saying that public education “dumbs down standards to make adults look better," a phrase often used by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

5/31/2013

Petitions are being circulated to get a Muskegon County-wide school technology millage proposal on the September ballot. A group calling itself Technology 4 Students is spearheading the effort to collect 3,000 signatures needed to call the special election on Sept. 24.

5/31/2013

Kent school district is the latest Western Washington district that is considering replacing dozens of full school days with partial days. At a meeting this week, administrators and teachers voiced strong support for the move.

5/31/2013

Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.

5/31/2013

Inching past the 11th hour, a committee of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Wednesday to consider delaying or stopping an unpopular merger between West Bank high schools L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker, two months before students are supposed to start.

5/31/2013

Former state Rep. Annette Polly Williams, a key figure in making Wisconsin the first state with a school choice program, spoke out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the program to at least nine more school districts. A blog post on Williams' criticisms prompted George Mitchell, a longtime school choice advocate and contributor to Walker's campaign since 2009, to call Williams racist.

5/31/2013

More than 40 percent of New Jersey's students saw traditional holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day or President's Day, cancelled this year. A quarter had a shortened spring break. And 40 percent will remain in classrooms longer this month, with lessons stretching well into June and some graduations pushed back later into the month, all thanks to Superstorm Sandy.

5/31/2013

The Chicago Teachers Union and a group of parents are asking a circuit court to block the school board from shutting down 10 city schools. In a lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Chicago Public Schools violated its own guidelines by disregarding the recommendations of independent hearing officers who objected to the closures.

5/31/2013

The Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education appointed Nicole Williams, currently the senior deputy superintendent for academic services and chief academic officer for the St. Louis Public Schools, as superintendent, effective July 1.

5/31/2013

School officials across the country responded to a surge in juvenile crime during the 1980s and the Columbine High School shootings a decade later by tightening disciplinary policies and increasing the number of police patrolling public schools. But these policies have not made schools safer, and we need to chart a new course in school discipline.

5/31/2013

A new plan by Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson will help remedy some of the worst educational inequities in the nation and raise the bar for K12 education in Minnesota.

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