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Schools should focus on teaching children to read

Nevertheless, one thing remains the same: If children have not been taught to read by third grade, they will pretty much hate school forever.

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Virtual schools plan raises troubling questions

The local funding is one concern about virtual charter schools: Although virtual schools obviously don’t require transportation funding or much in the way of building maintenance, they nonetheless receive a portion of that funding.

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ACT test results back up need for education reform

It doesn’t really matter if you can pass a test given by the teacher in a chemistry class, if the test itself doesn’t measure what is considered basic knowledge.

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U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

How can we move our students from simply being “good enough” to make it to the next step, to a level of excellence that allows them to fully compete in a global economy?

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Ohio superintendent to retire at the end of the school year

Lakewood Schools Superintendent Jay Gault will retire June 30, 2015 after serving in the position for 10 years. The board approved a resolution for the Licking County Educational Service Center to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

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Matt Stevenson promoted to superintendent in Michigan

The East Jordan Public Schools Board of Education named Matt Stevenson, the district's former middle school principal, as its new superintendent. The announcement comes after former superintendent, Jon Hoover, retired this summer.

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Future of Privacy Forum launches student privacy resource website

The Future of Privacy Forum unveiled a new resource website, FerpaSherpa.org, which will provide parents, school officials, policymakers and service providers access to laws, standards and guidelines to better understand student privacy issues.

New back-to-school templates offered at TemplateHaven.com

TemplateHaven.com has a new collection of back-to-school templates available. Several student fundamentals are included in the new collection of academic templates, such as 2014-2015 school calendars and weekly planners. For teachers and administrators, gradebooks, field trip permission forms, student of the month templates and more are also included.

Spellex releases new type font for those with dyslexia

Spellex Corporation announced the DysLex font for dyslexia as the newest addition to their line of speech recognition and spell checking software for the learning disabled. Every letter in the DysLex character set is graphically designed with attributes that eliminate or greatly reduce the difficulty in character interpretation.

Sprite Kids introduces Speaktacular Sight Words

Sprite Kids launched Speaktacular Sight Words, which is available exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as an app that allows kindergarten through third grade children to use their own voices to recognize and properly pronounce words from three unique word lists critical to reading development.

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