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5/18/2016

5/18/2016

NComputing launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, giving schools the ability to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks. NComputing Chromebooks—with the vSpace client—provides multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications.

5/18/2016

A new bill would raise the share of a school’s students who must be receiving other government aid in order for the school to be eligible to provide meals to all students. The sponsoring state representative said the change would target assistance to those most in need, and the potential savings of $1 billion over 10 years would be redirected to other nutrition programs for school-age children.

5/17/2016

5/17/2016

The U.S. Department of Education is piloting a program to allow low-income high-school students to get funds to enroll in college-level courses. The Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment will be tested for three years at 44 postsecondary schools across 23 states.

5/17/2016

Theron Schutte, the Bettendorf CSD superintendent since 2009, has accepted the post of superintendent of the Marshalltown CSD. He will be replacing Superintendent Marvin Wade, who took another superintendent position in Kansas.

5/17/2016

Powered through Blackboard Student Services and leveraged with its SmartView technology platform, Blackboard Inc.'s new partnership with FATV will deliver financial aid and financial literacy information via on-demand video to current and prospective students nationwide.

5/17/2016

Academic dishonesty comes in many forms, some more serious than others, a portion of it accidental or driven by systemic pressures. Students need to understand that cheating not only deprives students of learning; it also wounds the entire school body by raising teachers’ expectations of what kids understand.

5/17/2016

Some 45 states have had school funding lawsuits. These lawsuits are a symptom of a broader ailment, which is how we pay for our schools. Quite often, school money is inequitable because of disparities in local property tax revenue. But can more money really fix America’s struggling, poor schools?

5/17/2016

Shawn Joseph is Nashville's next director of schools, capping a tumultuous year that saw one failed search lead to a second with greater community involvement and an eventual school board decision to pick him to become the first African-American to lead the 86,000-student district. He is currently the deputy superintendent in Prince George's County Public Schools.

5/17/2016

Put Me In The Story is partnering with National Geographic Kids to create two personalized educational books for kids—National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals, available now online. Children will able to ask direct questions to help them connect, relate to, and learn about each creature.

5/17/2016

The regional U.S. district court found the school district operated an inadequate dual system and failed to achieve adequate desegregation levels. The district must review its existing educational programs and identify new programs for the consolidated schools and address staffing considerations.

5/17/2016

The five-year sustainability plan focuses on reducing the district's energy consumption, creating healthy environments in school buildings, and educating students about becoming better global citizens. It includes increasing the district's waste diversion rate by 10 percent and decreasing energy consumption by 20 percent.

5/17/2016

The New Jersey district's board of education chose Noreen Lishak to lead as its new superintendent. She is currently the assistant superintendent for the Township of Union School District.

5/17/2016

The Los Angeles school district will pay $88 million to settle sexual abuse cases at two elementary schools where complaints about the teachers behavior had surfaced long before their arrest. The settlement with 30 children and their families is the second largest in district history.

5/17/2016

A Texas Supreme Court decision saying the state’s school funding system is a big, stinking mess—but not an unconstitutional one—might be just the medicine to keep things just the way they are. The judges didn’t give reformers any leverage, saying they found no violations of the Texas Constitution that would force lawmakers to make changes.

5/17/2016

A new California study upends conventional wisdom by finding that schools focusing first on raising academic performance usually got large reductions in school violence. School climate indicators, such as whether students feel safe, also improved in schools that first increased test scores.

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