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8/26/2016

8/26/2016

Developed in partnership with CERNET Education and with input from English as a Second Language (ESL) experts at the Massachusetts International Academy, The Virtual High School is piloting American Studies, Introduction to Natural Science for ESL Students and Differential Calculus courses suitable for ESL students this fall.

8/26/2016

Back to school is an exciting time for student. But children in foster care are estimated to lose four to six months of academic progress with each move, causing them to fall behind and, later, decreasing the chances they will graduate from high school.

8/26/2016

As he enters his 35th year in education and 19th with the New Jersey district, Schools Superintendent Dennis Tobin announced his retirement at the end of the year. He has been serving as Sparta's superintendent since 2012.

8/26/2016

The Glasgow Independent Schools Board of Education selected Glasgow High School Principal Keith Hale as the district's next superintendent. He succeeds former Superintendent Sean Howard, who left to become superintendent of Ashland Independent Schools.

8/26/2016

In an effort to strengthen their safety and emergency preparedness, the York Central School District of the state of New York implemented the Rapid Responder technology platform districtwide this past school year.

8/26/2016

The students at Washington state's charter schools and the education advocates watching their progress won’t have much of a chance to establish their value if the state teachers union and others who want to shut charter schools down are successful in their recently filed lawsuit.

8/26/2016

More than 100,000 students are headed back to school in Baltimore County. They met with some non-traditional changes, especially when it comes to their report cards. The Maryland district is putting a new grading and reporting policy on the books that school officials said is based solely on achievement of course or grade level standards.

8/26/2016

To show the need for a huge corporate tax increase in the November ballot, which they both support, the state's teachers union and its largest parent lobbying group unveiled a primer on Oregon school finances and staffing levels.

8/26/2016

Two California school districts and one college prep school took legal action, claiming the artificial turf fields they invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in are breaking down sooner than expected.

8/26/2016

Financial investment matters, but getting involved, reading to children and helping them envision a better tomorrow—that’s transformational and it’s how we begin to chip away, child by child, household by household, community by community, at the stigma of low expectations and the lack of options that often lead to future violence.

8/26/2016

Wyoming’s Board of Education has agreed that the state schools chief should retain a vote, putting to rest an issue that first erupted during the tenure of former Superintendent Cindy Hill. The decision grants voting rights to all ex-officio members of the board.

8/26/2016

Khan Academy has added 21 mobile reading and math apps for children ages two and up, produced by Duck Duck Moose, to its digital education offerings.

8/26/2016

A California bill to help safeguard students and teachers during earthquakes passed the Legislature. The legislation requires all school districts in seismically active areas to ensure that the contents of their classrooms—like heavy bookshelves or hanging light fixtures—comply with state earthquake safety guidelines.

8/26/2016

Attorneys filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education on the behalf of two black students in Richmond Public Schools, alleging the district’s discipline practices—which push hundreds of black students out of classrooms as punishment for bad behavior—are discriminatory.

8/26/2016

After 17 years working for Coudersport Area School District, Alanna Huck is leaving her current position as superintendent to assume a new school administration position nearby. She will become the superintendent of the Galeton Area School District, succeeding Brenda Freeman, who took a superintendent position in Wellsboro.

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