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6/21/2016

6/21/2016

A small elementary charter school in Chicago, which was already on the district’s academic warning list, has closed. Galapagos Charter School's CEO says it was because of financial uncertainty as Illinois approaches one year without a state budget.

6/21/2016

The Mt. Adams school board selected Heritage University vice president Curt Guaglianone as the district’s newest superintendent. He replaces Henry Strom, who takes over as the new superintendent of the Grandview School District.

6/21/2016

At least 23 school districts in Michigan are projected to end fiscal year 2016 with a deficit. Last year, there were 41 school districts on the list. Seven of the districts on the 2016 list will have deeper debt than the previous year.

6/21/2016

In many communities around the country, families with children in schools are increasingly concerned about the conditions of the schools their kids will return to in the fall. Even worse, some are worrying whether the schools will open at all.

6/21/2016

Ormiboard, a front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool, enables teachers and students to collaborate on building lessons, activities and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices.

6/21/2016

GetMyFuture.org is a web portal connecting young adults to career, education, and job search resources. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, the site provides special resources for those experiencing barriers to success such as involvement in foster care, addiction or a lack of resources.

6/21/2016

The recently signed School Finance Act, which will boost the state’s funding of public schools by $3.5 million in 2016-17, equates to a per-pupil bump of about $112, to $6,367.90. That amount is still 11.5 percent less than what schools would be getting were it not for a budgetary device first used during the recession to cut school funding to match what was available from the state.

6/20/2016

6/20/2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recently announced 10 winners in the $200,000 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge at the Champions of Change for Making event in Washington, D.C. 

6/20/2016

The state of Michigan recently appointed a former Michigan principal of the year to take over academics at four schools in East Detroit Public Schools, despite the district's court challenge fighting such an appointment.

6/20/2016

Living with a disability can be isolating, and the new movie translates that loneliness perfectly for kids and adults.

6/20/2016

In the latest phase of its 14-year collaboration with Discovery Education, 480 educators from all of Greenville County Schools' 87 district schools will participate in Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps professional development system.

6/20/2016

The state of Washington says it is making progress complying with a court order to change the way it pays for K-12 schools and is urging the Supreme Court to cease daily fines of $100,000 after it found the state in contempt.

6/20/2016

A policy revision approved last week by the TUSD Governing Board has opened the door to offering students a more comprehensive sex education but those students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer will be left out of discussions.

6/20/2016

Symbaloo, a resource management platform that helps educators and students curate and organize content into custom online lessons, launched its Lesson Plan creator. The platform is designed to integrate learn and play and allow users to create educational material.

6/20/2016

Spokane Public Schools selected CareDox as its new digital health management platform. CareDox’s electronic medical record platform enables school nurses, administrative staff and parents to store, update and share student’s medical records seamlessly.

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