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CEV Multimedia adds Texas-specific career exploration curriculum

New state-specific career exploration curriculum through iCEV have been released by CEV Multimedia to help counselors, teachers and parents with the changing Texas high school graduation requirements for selecting and completing endorsement areas.

Flocabulary debuts student assessments and reporting tools

In addition to educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

4-day school week has benefits, drawbacks

More than 36 percent of Idaho's school districts have adopted the four-day school week. According to a new report, the cost savings tend to be negligible because most district costs are tied up in salaries and benefits. However, the extra day for collaboration, grading papers and preparations has benefited parents and teachers.

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Judge declines Arkansas school dispute

The federal judge presiding in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit declined to take up a dispute over the configuration of school board election zones in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District. Opposition to the plan would have to be raised in a new lawsuit to bar the election.

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How Baltimore schools became aware of 'purge' threat on day of unrest

Emails show city schools were given little notice to delay dismissal in Baltimore's schools on the day Freddie Gray's funeral was being held. By that Monday afternoon, the city would fall into rioting and looting, which included students released from school.

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N.Y. department releases school guidelines for transgender students

The state Education Department released a set of recommendations for school districts that are meant to prevent them from discriminating against transgender or gender-nonconforming students.

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Amendment takes negotiating tool away from N.C. school districts

School districts would be blocked from suing their local boards of county commissioners for the next five years if an amendment quietly added by state senators to House Bill 561 becomes law.

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Failing LGBT youth

A majority of states do not have sexual orientation and gender identity protections in place for their LGBT youth population. Leaving LGBT youth in the hands of their local governments, many of whom are biased against their own LGBT population, is not just irresponsible or ignorant: it's negligent.

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Unizin adds eText reader to its offerings

As part of its acquisition of the Courseload software, Unizin will now have access to Courseload's eText reader platform, collaborative learning tools, course packs and publisher content.

South San Francisco USD hires superintendent

Shawnterra Moore, associate superintendent of educational services and categorical programs, has been chosen as the California district's new superintendent. She replaces Alejandro Hogan, who left the district for an assistant superintendent position with the Napa Valley USD.

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