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Missouri education officials recommend preschool tests

The program’s website lists several areas in which preschool children are assessed, including language and mathematical development, physical skills and social interaction.

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Real solutions to our education funding

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an option to "fix" public schools.

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Stop penalizing boys for not being able to sit still at school

Boys are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. They do less homework and get a greater proportion of the low grades.

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Alaska state sen. signs boarding school, construction bills

SB47, from Sen. John Coghill, relates to boarding schools. It increases the per-pupil monthly stipend to cover room and board expenses and expands to schools that started after 2005 eligibility for the stipend program.

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Schools become construction zones after classes wrap up

Superintendent Greg Gray said $30 million worth of work is scheduled to be completed this summer. It’s part of an $88.4 million bond issue voters approved last year.

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Texas Charter Schools select observe4success for classroom observation

The Ranch Academy’s Superintendent, Melissa Pardue, needed a customizable observation solution to meet the unique needs of their campuses in Tyler and Canton Texas where teacher support and collaboration are top priorities.

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Northwest ISD embraces innovative geo-visual analytic software

The innovative team at Northwest ISD (NISD) is leading the way in Texas by adding new geo-visual technology to their set of district analytic tools.  GuideK12 is thrilled that NISD leadership selected GuideK12 to save them time and support data-driven decisions to enable their rapidly evolving planning needs. The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.  

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Virtual private school, International Connections Academy, graduates record number of high school seniors

More than 80 percent of iNaCA graduates will continue their education and immediately enter four-year colleges and universities or community colleges and approximately 19% will attend vocational schools, enter the military, start careers or pursue other plans.

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Net Texts Reader now available

Net Texts, developed to make iPads, tablets, Android devices, and the PC more useful education devices in the classroom, has now added the Net Texts Reader. With Net Texts Reader, students can open an instructional audio or video item in a corner of their screen to enhance the course work assigned to them by teachers through the Net Texts OER (open education resources) system.

Hartford (Conn.) board rejects contract extension for Kishimoto

The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.

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