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11/15/2013

11/15/2013

Nothing came to epitomize the era of education reform under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg like the A-through-F letter grades he gave New York’s schools. On Wednesday, the Bloomberg administration released its last batch of grades for more than 1,600 public schools. Across the city, 63 percent of schools received As and Bs, and there were signs that schools were better preparing students for college.

11/15/2013

Police say they've taken six people in for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, according to AP. Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, reportedly said those being questioned are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged.

11/15/2013

Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board cancelled Wednesday’s meeting during which the board was supposed to vote on joining seven other government agencies in approval of a tax break for Apple, which has planned to open a manufacturing firm in Mesa.

11/15/2013

The New Jersey Senate Education Committee has passed a bill that provides $5 million to spark innovation in the state’s schools. Introduced by Sen. Teresa Ruiz, (D-Essex), the bill would give $5 million to the N.J. DOE to develop and administer a competitive grant program for schools that want to try new things.

11/15/2013

It’s not just what happens inside the classroom that determines a child’s status as an adult. Accomplishments outside the classroom can be just as influential. While, a basic public education is, in principle, free to all, activities outside of school are not free, so they largely benefit already advantaged kids.

11/15/2013

More than 9,000 students are attending select, high-poverty schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York that have developed expanded school schedules as part of the TIME Collaborative, or Time for Innovation Matters in Education.

11/15/2013

A potentially deadly staph infection, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, turned up at a Bronx school, and parents are outraged after education officials failed to inform the public.

11/14/2013

11/14/2013

Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.

11/14/2013

Two years after enacting the nation's most comprehensive set of education reforms, Indiana has jumped to near the head of the class in improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the Nation's Report Card.

11/14/2013

New features include enhanced metadata, robust search tools, filters and improved title detail pages and menus to make finding a title easier. Users are now able to search for titles based on standardized reading level information such as Lexile, ATOS and Accelerated Reader scores.

11/14/2013

Tyler Incident Management gives Boston’s school and transportation administrators flexible access to record and manage all incidents that occur at schools or on the buses. Boston also plans to use Tyler Incident Management to track parent and school service complaints.

11/14/2013

Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.

11/14/2013

The Atlanta-area school district purchased its first round of the portable Wi-Fi hotspots, which enable children to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet after they leave campus.

11/14/2013

It's encouraging that a national poll found that 76 percent of parents strongly or somewhat favor using public funds so all 4-year-olds in America can attend preschool.

11/14/2013

One final steel beam was lifted by crane Tuesday morning and placed on top of what will soon be the new Greenfield High School — a sign, to the people standing on the ground below, that the project continues to go as planned.

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