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Evo Academics brings student assessment to the cloud

The Free Teacher Edition of Apperson, Inc.'s Evo Academics assessment platform allows educators to create online quizzes and tests and share tests with colleagues. In addition, teachers can assign tests to students through a student portal and generate student proficiency reports for the standards assessed.

Shooting program takes off in New York school

As part of Rochester City School District's Leadership Academy for Young Men, over 100 students at Charlotte High School are part of one of the few marksmanship programs in a public high school. This winter, the students got permission to set up a shooting range in the school's basement.

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Bill passed restricting Nevada school administrators from unionizing

Nevada senators have passed a bill that bars administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from collective bargaining. It also requires state arbitrators to conduct a hearing on a labor dispute more quickly, and largely prevents raises from taking effect if a union contract expires and a new one is not in place.

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Washington school system to add hundreds of security cameras

The Edmonds School District is adding 500 security cameras to its campuses as part of a $40 million bond voters approved in 2014. Twenty to 40 cameras will be added to each school, depending on the size of a particular school.

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Minority children in N.J. likeliest to struggle in and out of school, report says

Black and Latino children in New Jersey are far more likely to live in poverty, struggle in school, and get caught up in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems than white and Asian children, according to a new Advocates for Children of New Jersey report.

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Bid to ban out-of-school suspensions for youngest students sparks pushback

Last year, more than 7,400 Louisiana public school students in kindergarten and first, second and third grades were handed out-of-school suspensions. Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome wants to all but ban the practice in a new bill, which is sparking controversy with officials from the Louisiana Association of Principals and the Louisiana School Boards Association.

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Tenn. may offer school vouchers, but which schools will take them?

State vouchers averaging $6,628 annually could be offered for private school attendance to as many as 5,000 students who attend poorly performing public schools. With elite private schools and most parochial schools charging much more than that amount, questions arise as to how many private schools will want to accept students with state vouchers.

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School groups praise Ohio House K12 funding plan

Rural schools and associations representing superintendents, treasurers and school boards largely praised the House-proposed plan to distribute billions of dollars to Ohio’s 610 school districts. The formula now takes into account how much a district can raise with the minimum 20 mills of property taxes required by the state.

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Large Florida school system suspends assessment testing

Pinellas County Schools suspended Florida Standards Assessment testing until further notice due to computer software issue issues. Florida's Department of Education also gave notice that the state's server was experiencing problems.

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One-click sign on and system integration supported under new deal

Lexia Learning and Clever are teaming up to provide seamless integration between Lexia Reading Core5's fundamental literacy technology and a school or district’s student information system. By using Clever's technology, student enrollment records, staff accounts and class rosters are automatically updated on a nightly basis.