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1/4/2013

1/4/2013

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has appointed state Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, to the Education Commission of the States. The national group, which meets once annually, is geared to facilitate the “exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders,” according to its website.

1/4/2013

Racine, Wisc. Sen. John Lehman is back on the Senate Committee on Education, being appointed the committee’s ranking Democratic member Wednesday. Lehman, elected over Republican Van Wanggaard in this summer’s recall election, served as the committee’s chair following that victory and Democrats’ brief-lived majority that followed.

1/4/2013

New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.

1/4/2013

New England Cable News' The Morning Show published a transcript of an interview with newly appointed Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary on School Security Andrea Cabral. Here's what she had to say about her new position.

1/4/2013
Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced today it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company.
1/4/2013

A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child's development by as much as 25 percent — positively or negatively — over the course of an academic year.

1/4/2013

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.

1/4/2013

The number of students enrolled in Iowa public schools jumped significantly this school year, state Department of Education data released Thursday shows. The department said an overall rise of 0.6 percent for the 2012-13 school year was the first significant increase since 1996, although overall enrollment has dropped over the last five years.

1/4/2013
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is offering a free LRMI Workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST).
1/4/2013

A charter school in Gloucester that had agreed to close at the end of the school year is instead shutting down at the end of next week. The 100 remaining students at the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School will be moved into regular public schools.

1/4/2013
MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality™. With the new technology, MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® series of displays are able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system.
1/4/2013

Tiburcio Vasquez, a 19th century outlaw, is remembered in historical accounts as a notorious criminal who terrorized southern California. But one school district in California wants to remember him another way: as a hero to the Hispanic community who fought back against injustice.

1/4/2013

The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.

1/4/2013

I am very frustrated with the leadership of my children's preschool. After the Newtown killings, I went straight to the head of the school and asked why we can't have an armed guard outside the building. The school did send out an email to the entire school community to discuss current security policies. If it's a matter of the cost, then I told the head of school I would personally raise money for it. I think parents are outraged that our children are not as protected as they could be, but I cannot get her to budge.

1/4/2013

Durham's superintendent of schools says new exam requirements will cost the school system more than $100,000 a year. Durham Public School Superintendent Eric Becoats spoke Thursday about new exams required by the state. As part of North Carolina's Race to the Top plan, common exams will now be given in any subjects that are not already covered in a state-mandated exam. In the past, teachers whose classes were not part of a state test would administer their own exam. But now, the exams will look the same across the board, even for classes like physical education.

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