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Controversial Ohio ruling impacts minimum staffing

An Ohio law requiring certain ratios of art teachers, nurses, librarians and other staff was struck down by the state board of education in April. The state now joins most others nationwide that allow local administrators to control personnel decisions, and superintendents are facing pressure to keep these positions amid budget cuts.

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CTE provides an alternate path to success

In today’s education landscape, it’s common for teachers, school counselors and administrators to encourage students to graduate high school and earn a four-year college degree. For years, we have seen this as the “right” path and perhaps the only path to success. But this one-size-fits-all approach isn’t a viable one.

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Teaching handwriting in early childhood

Relegating handwriting to the back burner of early childhood education ignores the close relationship between fine motor skill development and early success in math and reading. Technology isn’t the enemy, but jumping to keyboards and calculators before mastering pencil and paper may not be developmentally appropriate for young learners.

Minneapolis schools rethinking budget around equity

Minneapolis Public Schools officials are switching to a new way of budgeting to ensure that the most education money follows students with the greatest need.

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Time for a moratorium on charter schools until Idaho imbalance is fixed

It’s time we fully recognize that regular public schools are shouldering the heavy burden of educating special education, minority and low-income student populations. And it’s past time that funding for Idaho charter schools be withheld until they can demonstrate they are following the law.

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SMART Launches SMART kapp iQ

SMART kapp iQ is a new sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. After connecting via any Android or iOS device, users can then invite any internet-enabled device to join for real-time collaboration.

Oakland USD moves to end school suspensions for willful defiance

The California district has approved a controversial move to eliminate kicking students out of school for swearing at teachers and ignoring instructions. The school board voted to no longer allow teachers and administrators to suspend students out of class for non-violent offenses.

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High school recruits in all sports deserve better publicity

Despite the fact that some people are put off by the significant attention paid to recruiting, sports play a large role in American culture. A high school athlete getting recruited to play at any level of college is at least newsworthy to the alumni and local community.

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New version of FileWave's desktop and mobile device management suite released

Improved security and one solution for Apple device enrollment, along with various improvements to FileWave Imaging and the new Engage classroom management tool, are among the updates available with Version 9.1.

One Planet Education Network launches its first product

Turtle Trails – Save Me! I am the Hawksbill Turtle is a new conservation education game application for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices. It is the first in the network's Save Me! series of educational games and related community action education programs for children ages 6-13.