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1/29/2016

1/29/2016

Superintendent Patrice Pujol is leaving the Ascension Parish School District in Louisiana this spring after working for the system for more than three decades, according to a spokesperson for the school.

1/29/2016

Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results. Whomever we credit, he was absolutely right. A perfect example of that insanity is education in general and particularly black education.

1/29/2016

After wrestling with the school spending thresholds imposed by Act 46 of 2015, which calls for the creation of larger school districts to both save money and improve educational opportunities for students, Vermont House lawmakers have approved changes in school spending thresholds expected to both give local school boards some breathing room and raise property tax rates.

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.

1/28/2016

1/28/2016

In front of the Board of Public Works, Gov. Larry Hogan, the comptroller and treasurer, and schools from across the state appealed for additional funding for construction projects in the 2017 fiscal year budget. For the 2017 fiscal year budget, Hogan proposed an overall $6.3 billion investment in K12 education.

1/28/2016

The school system held off on a planned $875 million borrowing deal as investors take a hard look at whether to bet on the cash-strapped district's bonds. An analysis shows that no state or local government in the continental U.S. has done such a large deal while possessing such a low debt rating in at least the past decade.

1/28/2016

The solution to improving the poverty gap of education in New Jersey lies with neighborhood schools that focus on early childhood development. They should start with prenatal health care services in low-income neighborhoods and support services up to preK and after, when needed.

1/28/2016

School districts are closer to being allowed to use state money for portable air conditioners, a change in construction policy intended to spur installation of such units in hot schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

1/28/2016

A high-stakes political poker game is being played in the backrooms of California's capitol over the issue of building and renovating schools. Allowing local governments to sharply increase school building fees on residential and commercial projects would potentially add billions of dollars to developers’ costs.

1/28/2016

Superintendents across Oklahoma hope people will put their tax refunds to good use. Taxpayers should expect a $29 refund from schools on their returns this year. Administrators have teamed up to create a new social media campaign where people can donate the refund back to their schools.

1/28/2016

Fulton County Schools in Atlanta is in the midst of the largest implementation of the Epson BrightLink 595Wi touch-enabled interactive projector to date. Each of the district’s will have a BrightLink 595Wi to use for collaborative and innovative lessons.

1/28/2016

Identity Finder's new data loss prevention solution, Sensitive Data Manager 9.0, allows organizations to locate their unique sensitive data and increases automation of classification and security controls.

1/28/2016

Washington's state House has passed a bill that would eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school. The proposal would also discontinue the 10th-grade English and math exams in favor of the new tests based on the Common Core academic standards.

1/28/2016

In a vote that showed just how deeply divisions run over how to educate Dallas’ children, the City Council narrowly approved a new charter school on the city’s far southern side after impassioned arguments. Opponents argued the schools are taking too many students and resources from Dallas ISD.

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