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3/28/2014

3/28/2014
In 2012, Florida made transfers within districts easier for scholastic and athletic reasons. Subsequently, the number of transfers increased. In one county, district officials launched an internal review of district policies after multiple athletes transferred to one school. Perhaps the review will address the questionable matter of recruiting.
3/28/2014
MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.
3/28/2014
A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

3/27/2014

3/27/2014
The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south–they're in New York, according to a report released by the University of California, Los Angeles' Civil Rights Project. In particular, 19 out of New York City's 32 Community School Districts had 10 percent or fewer white students in 2010.
3/27/2014
Security upgrades in Spokane Public Schools' system call for resource officers to also become police department reserve officers to receive training in case law, patrol procedures, crisis intervention and firearms. The district and police department have drafted a three-year agreement and hope to finalize it in June.
3/27/2014
Lawmakers resurrected a bill that would allow more charter schools in underperforming districts but did not address reimbursement increases to traditional public schools.
3/27/2014
A Tennessee bill that would issue vouchers for private school tuition to up to 5,000 low-income students this fall and to as many as 20,000 students in 2017 passed through the Senate Education Committee.
3/27/2014
The Madison School Board is weighing whether to implement a new student discipline policy across the district next school year or to try it out as a pilot program first for a year in 11 schools with higher numbers of reported behavioral problems.
3/27/2014
The governor signed into law a measure to allow adults to keep guns locked in their vehicles in school parking lots. Current Indiana law can make it a felony for legal gun permit holders to even inadvertently have their guns in their vehicles while they drop off their children at school.
3/27/2014
The Gallaudet University National Science Foundation-funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) released its second bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The app is designed to facilitate language acquisition and reading in young children.
3/27/2014
Following the city's large school closing process last year, a district analysis of the Chicago schools consolidated with the closed 47 elementary schools showed that incidents of misconduct were down in schools that took in children from closed schools and grade point averages had risen.
3/27/2014
Tales2Go, a provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to provide Tales2Go subscribers better search options to find appropriate audio book matches for individual students or grades.
3/27/2014
Edgenuity is offering new, dual credit general education courses through a partnership with Sophia. The 11 online courses can be taught and led by on-site teachers at a school or district or by Edgenuity’s virtual instructors.
3/27/2014
Voters in Schenectady approved $70 million in capital improvements in the district to deal with anticipated growth and to renovate aging school buildings. The district is counting on $66.5 million in state building aid and $3.5 million in EXCEL money to cover the full amount of the project.
3/27/2014
Norfolk is teaming with S. B. Ballard Construction Co. to build five new schools for the city within the next four to five years. Three local architectural firms are working with Ballard on the design for the schools.

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