Industry News

7/23/2015

7/23/2015

A bill rolled out in the North Carolina Senate Education Committee would transfer oversight of the Charter School Advisory Board from the hands of the state Department of Public Instruction to the control of the State Board of Education and would eliminate the governor's power to appoint the chairman of the advisory board.

7/23/2015

Seattle high schools and middle schools should start at least an hour later than they do now, and most elementary schools should start 90 minutes sooner. The committee's recommendations would cost an estimated $3 million for busing.

7/23/2015

The city’s newly constituted school board authorized up to $1.2 billion in long-term bonds so the district can pay for ongoing capital projects, fees on past borrowing and some costs of refinancing old debt.

7/23/2015

School board elections are usually sleepy affairs with miniscule budgets that don’t attract much of the electorate. But as federal and state governments become more polarized and gridlocked, local municipal and school board races such as those in Colorado's Jefferson County are increasingly attractive to large national donors looking to make political points.

7/23/2015

The Ohio Coalition for Quality Education is pushing state legislators to start using the measure actively used by the California Charter Schools Association in how Ohio evaluates schools. It's a ratings model that includes socioeconomic factors in its calculation. But researchers and the California charter group say Ohio's value-added is still better.

7/23/2015

The Fresno USD is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse a recent appellate court opinion criticizing its use of a no-bid contract for construction, saying it could negatively impact hundreds of school districts and contractors across the state.

7/23/2015

Wyoming's Natrona County School District board approved a $327 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which includes $74 million for construction projects such as the continuing rebuilding of the district’s three high schools.

7/23/2015

There’s a part of the brain that enables us to perceive magnitude. Neuroscientists have identified this region responsible for perceptual comparison as linked to symbolic comparisons, including integers in math. That discovery led scientists to realize that symmetry plays a big role in how humans compare integers.

7/23/2015

We recognize that situations that arise will be each be different, but to eliminate questions and potential issues in the future, it would be wise to better define what constitutes a weapon and the specific consequences of possession in the weapon policy.

7/23/2015

RTC Manufacturing, a provider of school zone safety equipment, has collaborated with Numerex to provide remote connectivity to school-zone warning flashers to alert drivers when schoolchildren are present, especially in low-visibility conditions. The flashers are typically updated manually at each school.

7/23/2015

Mundelein School District 75 launched a new partnership bringing Discovery Education’s new Math Techbook digital math textbook to all middle school students districtwide. The Discovery Educator Network will provide additional support in the district's efforts to transform students’ learning experience with digital media.

7/23/2015

Mesquite ISD will implement the the school administrative software provider's Skyward Student Management Suite in fall of 2016, while Village Tech Schools implemented the Student Management Suite last spring and is currently implementing the School Business Suite.

7/23/2015

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is soliciting candidates for a new committee that will help determine K12 health enhancement curriculum for public schools. The state is using a new process for selecting health enhancement content and performance standards.

7/23/2015

The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location. The U.S. Department of Education released maps detailing where students are most likely to get suspended from school and their demographics.

7/23/2015

The bill requires that Indianapolis schools report discipline data separated by race, grade, gender, and eligibility for special education services and free or reduced-price meals. It also offers chances at grants for new discipline models.

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