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4/20/2016

4/20/2016

For the second year, the Northrop Grumman Foundation is conducting an online classroom makeover contest, Fab School Labs. The contest, designed to drive students’ interest in science and technology, will award five grants of up to $100,000 to schools to fund a school lab makeover.

4/20/2016

Two Tennessee lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the arrest of at least five elementary school children. The children, who ranged in age from 6 to 10, were handcuffed and taken to a juvenile detention center because they failed to stop a fight that happened away from school property.

4/20/2016

A bill that would have required all students in public schools and universities to use bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender at birth failed. The House sponsor said she was withdrawing the legislation while waiting to see how legal challenges play out in other states that have passed similar measures.

4/20/2016

Faced with a $30 million budget gap, Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez proposed a $422.3 million education spending plan that would cut 235 full-time jobs across the school system later this year. Eliminating those positions, including nearly 100 teachers and 20 central office jobs, would save city schools about $15.2 million in salaries.

4/20/2016

The state will soon get the results of a study that is supposed to shed light on whether Michigan offers schools enough money to do their job well. But more money alone is not the answer to boost academic performance. Calling for more funding is easy, but it’s more important how that money is spent in the classroom.

4/20/2016

The PASCO Smart Cart enables teachers to lead hands-on demonstrations for quantitative forces and motions experiments for physics and physical science. The cart takes all of the sensor technology previously connected via lengthy wires and embeds it directly into the cart to wirelessly transmit position, velocity, acceleration and force data.

4/20/2016

A Virginia-based religious freedom group filed suit against the Douglas County School District, saying its newly established voucher program unlawfully excludes families seeking to enroll children in a religious school.

4/20/2016

Designed for stand-alone or networked lighting control, the new NX Fixture Controller maximizes savings by deploying only the features needed. The fixture-based module provides self-configuring code-compliant energy savings with on/off switching and dimming capabilities in any combination of motion, light level and time-of-day.

4/19/2016

4/19/2016

Around 3 million teens and pre-teens vape. Nearly 5.3 percent of middle-school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2015, which is up from 3.9 percent in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarette usage among high school students has hit 16 percent, a significant increase from the 1.5 percent in 2011.

4/19/2016

The number of students using Indiana's school voucher program increased by 12 percent to 32,686 statewide this school year, according to a report on the Choice Scholarship Program.

4/19/2016

Follett Corporation has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, a worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries.

4/19/2016

A Los Angeles high school opened the first gender-neutral restroom in the nation's second-largest school district, and likely the state, in a move geared toward accommodating transgender students.

4/19/2016

Using an Android tablet or phone, the C•CURE Go Reader from Software House pairs with a multi-technology read head to mimic a full-fledged iSTAR controller door, turning it into a mobile card reader or virtual door, complete with schedules, clearances and holidays.

4/19/2016

The problem with a school-funding system that relies so heavily on local property taxes is straightforward: Property values vary a lot. And with them, tax revenues. To be sure, many parents who live in districts that do spend lavishly on education argue that the system works just fine. And they're not wrong. It's working there. But it's not working everywhere.

4/19/2016

Campbell County Schools board members found their next superintendent working next door in Bellevue Independent Schools. David A. Rust is currently Bellevue’s director of academic services.

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