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4/5/2013

4/5/2013

Five candidates running for three Portland School Board seats made their cases to voters on Wednesday, staking out their positions on issues such as standardized testing and how to tackle the achievement gap.

4/5/2013

Carol Stream Elementary District 93 Superintendent Bill Shields has received a contract extension that will keep him in his job until 2017. The contract sets student academic performance goals that Shields must accomplish. 

4/5/2013

A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.

4/5/2013

The NRA is amping up the gun control debate a week before Congress plans to reconvene to consider gun legislation on the Senate floor. In a NRA-funded report outlined by former Republican Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson, its main component recommended using federal money to place armed guards in every school in America, citing evidence that turned out to be distorted or false.

4/5/2013

The concept of segregated proms in the South shocked people when the AJC and other newspapers wrote about it a few years back. The first question from readers was how this could still be happening.

4/5/2013

A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students, and parents.

4/5/2013

The Alabaster Board of Education received 16 applications for its full-time superintendent position. The Board will lay out the next steps in its search for a full-time school superintendent during an April 8 meeting at the Alabaster City Hall Annex building.

4/5/2013

Legislation that would require at least one teacher, principal or other school staff member to carry a gun in every public or charter school in Indiana appears to be raising eyebrows at the highest levels. And while security experts, parents, and teachers acknowledge the need for security, questions about training remain a big issue.

4/5/2013

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.

4/5/2013

Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013

Texthelp Inc., provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced that Read&Write GOLD with Web Apps was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Solution for Special Needs Students category and Fluency Tutor was named a finalist for the Best Reading/English/Ell Instruction Solution category.

4/4/2013

At iD, kids and teens learn from playing the game, but mostly from recreating it. Students program modifications through Java, and implement ideas into their own Minecraft worlds.

4/4/2013

The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.

4/4/2013

The program is SOAR Study Skills, which simplifies study habits to make learning easier. Authored by Susan Kruger, M.Ed., SOAR is a leading resource for all learners seeking effective, stress-free study habits.

4/4/2013

Legislation to allow Baltimore City to fund the repair or replacement of more than 50 school buildings has been given final approval in the Maryland General Assembly, sending the bill to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature.

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