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Arizona superintendent criticized for promoting private schools

Social media was abuzz over the revelation that John Huppenthal, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, made an automated call to families promoting a program that uses taxpayer dollars to send kids to private school.

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Florida NRA pushes simulated weapons disciplining bill

The group is supporting a proposal that would prevent children from being disciplined for playing with simulated weapons in school, which includes brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food.

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Schools in 14 cities work to expand arts education

In an effort to expand arts education for all K8 students, 14 cities and school districts have now joined a program linking local arts groups with nearby schools to improve programs amid strained budgets.

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Fundraising burnout: A new problem for cash-strapped schools

Parents who are growing weary from a seemingly endless barrage of appeals for money from their children's schools have an unlikely ally: the $1.4 billion school fundraising industry.

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Pa. board approved $85m voter referendum for high school project

The State College Area, Pa. board passed two resolutions at its meeting to move toward a high school project referendum, setting the referendum amount at $85 million and approving the wording of the question that will appear on the ballot.

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Rhetoric has real consequences for Minnesota's kids

Education Minnesota President Specht suggests that all is well in Minnesota’s schools but this ignores the reality that thousands of students—predominantly African-American and Hispanic—are not receiving an adequate education.

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TASB Risk Management Fund partners with Scenario Learning for online safety training

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Members now have no-cost access to the SafeSchools and SafeColleges Staff Training Systems and a suite of 11 online safety courses.

ScholarCentric unveils new assessment of resiliency skills for grades 3-5

The new Success Highways Resiliency Assessments, geared for grades 3-5, enable educators to identify social-emotional factors that affect student performance.

Kickboard paper on better learning environments with student data

The white paper explores the variety of data points educators should collect and analyze, so as to make instructional decisions based on a “360-degree” understanding of the whole child.

DecisionEd selected by Ill. district to meet data analysis goals

DecisionEd has entered into an agreement with Community Unit School District 308 to deliver performance management solutions, implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.