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6/16/2015

6/16/2015

A former Dayton charter school owes taxpayers nearly $1.2 million after padding its attendance rolls and receiving state aid for students who never attended. General Chappie James Leadership Academy reported enrollment of 459 students, but nearly half of those students had never attended or long since left the school.

6/16/2015

A school bus company and its local dealer are fighting in court a decision by Florida's Hillsborough County school district officials to buy school buses from another company, arguing that the selection process was unfair.

6/16/2015

A significant increase in exposure to green spaces resulted in a 5 percent increase in the development of children's working memory after a one-year period and a 1 percent decrease in inattentiveness, according to a new Spanish study.

6/16/2015

A new state education formula has the potential to help schools that struggle financially, but the changes may not benefit well-off schools or those with declining enrollment. That raises the question of whether a new formula would be applied to existing funding or only to additional funding.

6/16/2015

Pairing Knovation’s advanced personalized learning solutions with Northwest Evaluation Association’s new assessment tool, Skills Navigator, will help educators streamline the process of monitoring, measuring and delivering individualized instruction.

6/16/2015

Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Randy Liepa has been named as the superintendent of Michigan's regional educational service agency that provides services and support to Wayne County’s 33 school districts. Liepa has been with Livonia, one of the 10 biggest districts in the state, since 1994.

6/16/2015

Up to a quarter of Orleans Parish school system employees will be getting pink slips this summer, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said. Since most of its schools are independently run charters, a smaller central office is needed. The cuts also were needed to push more money to the traditional schools.

6/16/2015

Carol Kelley, who has been head of the Branchburg school district since 2012, has resigned to become the superintendent of District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois. Kelley came to the district after serving three years as director for curriculum and instruction at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

6/16/2015

TeacherLists has partnered with SchoolInfoApp, a mobile app developer and manager, to streamline school supply shopping for educators and parents. SchoolInfoApp has embedded TeacherLists functionality into its services, allowing teachers to use the new functionality to enhance the sharing of their school supply lists.

6/16/2015

The new series on games and gaming in the classroom, hosted by K-12 Tech Decisions, is written with Mitch Weisburgh, co-founder and director at Games 4 Ed. He will explore the way games are used in schools today, how schools find games, and how they are incorporated into lessons and curricula.

6/16/2015

To this day, school buses are still not required to have seat belts. It seems hard to believe that we continue to allow children to travel to and from school in large buses with little protection other than the seat in front of them in the event of a crash.

6/16/2015

A state senator has introduced a new version of the oversight bill that would provide even stricter oversight of the Orthodox Jewish-run East Ramapo School Board. The bill would require the board to submit its annual budgets to the state comptroller before being adopted each year.

6/16/2015

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is adopting a nine-game regular season schedule and 16‐team qualifier field for all football classes in the playoffs instead of 32 teams. The move comes after a review which found that the current schedule allows fewer days of rest and recovery between each game in the postseason.

6/16/2015

Nevada isn't the first to create education savings accounts, but it is the first to allow any student currently enrolled in a public school to have an ESA. The new option is revolutionizing education financing.

6/16/2015

The Michigan district's board of education is considering a proposed $197.5 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that seeks to address an $8 million deficit through the elimination of 46 positions, mainly through unfilled vacancies and restructuring.

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