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6/16/2016

6/16/2016

We must use our understanding of the complex problems many minority youths face to create ways that support their critical needs. We must better fund our mental health system and chemical dependency treatment services so that families can better access care for their children. We must re-examine the sentencing schemes that have resulted in large numbers of minority youths in custody.

6/16/2016

Caddo Parish Public Schools expanded its eight-year partnership with Discovery Education to launch the iLearn initiative, which will build a strong culture of STEM districtwide with digital textbooks and professional learning programs.

6/16/2016

Los Angeles school officials vowed to fight to be able to spend the money they get from the state for special education programs. The response follows a California Department of Education decision that required the district to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars for students with disabilities to other high-needs groups.

6/16/2016

After more than an hour of sometimes heated debate, the Senate gave preliminary approval to a proposal to require public high schools to offer both a "traditional" math curriculum and an "integrated" course of study. The latter courses that are remnants of the state's adoption of Common Core, a set of standards that lawmakers abandoned two years ago.

6/16/2016

As Jefferson County Schools considers its option in fixing numerous facilities issues around the district, one possibility is asking voters to raise property taxes to generate around half-a-billion dollars. The initial plan called for the closure of seven schools, construction of new buildings, and major renovations at 26 other sites.

6/16/2016

Cleveland Metropolitan School District partnered with SchoolMint, a provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems, to support the implementation of its school choice program. As a result, the district was able to serve 3,644 families in the 2015-16 school year and plans to expand its use of the system to include the city’s charter schools.

6/15/2016

6/15/2016

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board voted to sue the state for a greater share of education funding, saying Tennessee is not providing enough money to help teach English to children for whom it is a second language.

6/15/2016

After controversial changes to New Jersey's high school graduation requirements, about five times as many students than last year have filed last-resort appeals to earn their diploma and at least hundreds more were still not eligible to graduate as of May 31, according to state data.

6/15/2016

Follett has selected the Gateway Suite from SRC Solutions, Inc. as its preferred and exclusive Online Registration development partner for the Aspen Student Information System. Aspen will be integrating two gateways to provide paperless solutions for online registration and electronic cumulative folder management.

6/15/2016

Our public schools, charter and traditional, are hiring less-than-fully-qualified teachers in increasing numbers. The best of the proposals to do something about this is a bill which would create a three-year residency program for students in graduate school to get a teaching credential.

6/15/2016

Local school districts are adding more days in the classroom to comply with controversial new state mandates. Currently, 1,090 hours of instruction are required per school year or, about 175 days. In the 2016-17 school year, that number will increase to 180.

6/15/2016

The Kansas board has approved a motion that says federal transgender guidelines for schools remove local control. The statement doesn’t say schools should defy the rules or ignore the needs of transgender students. Instead, it says Kansas schools have already been accommodating transgender students, and decisions on how to do that should be made locally.

6/15/2016

Ground Labs, a global security software company that helps organizations secure sensitive data across the enterprise, released Enterprise Recon 2.0. The solution scans over 95 different data points and 80 types of personally identifiable information, allowing organizations to protect critical information at every endpoint.

6/15/2016

North Shore School District 112 plans to lay the groundwork this summer to close four schools in 2017 without waiting for a citizens' group to come up with new options for reorganizing the district.

6/15/2016

The state school board lowered the scores that students need on two new high school math exams to graduate, but declined to make the major reductions to graduation requirements that some board members sought. Scores on the new high school geometry and Integrated Math II final exams came in much lower than expected this spring.

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