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5/26/2017

5/26/2017

MeTEOR Education is expanding its High-Impact Learning Experiences approach to school and classroom design with the launch of its onsite and web-based training and coaching services. The newly MeTEOR Connect web-based education services support includes videos, discussion guides and other materials.

5/26/2017

Garett Smith, currently Newport News' executive director of school leadership for the last five years, will be Staunton City Schools' next superintendent. He replaces Linda Reviea, who is retiring.

5/26/2017

Now that the school year is winding down and high school seniors get set to graduate, it’s a good time to look back at the some of the special programs in which students participate outside the classroom. Many are supported by income tax credit donations, along with special fund-raising in the community.

5/26/2017

Now that the school year is winding down and high school seniors get set to graduate, it’s a good time to look back at the some of the special programs in which students participate outside the classroom. Many are supported by income tax credit donations, along with special fund-raising in the community.

5/26/2017

Reforms to the state's controversial A-F performance ratings for public schools were approved by the Texas Senate. The bill restructures campus and school district performance metrics by reducing the current five categories to four: student achievement, school performance, school climate and societal and demographic factors.

5/26/2017

myON will sponsor the Building a Community of Readers professional learning community on edWeb.net as a forum for professional learning and collaboration focused on all aspects of literacy. Educators will be able to collaborate in online discussions, watch webinars, earn CE certificates and more.

5/26/2017

The Ohio district found its next superintendent, Chris Briggs, just one county to the north. The Pickerington Board of Education will hire Briggs, who has been superintendent of Northridge schools since 2013. Valerie Browning-Thompson, superintendent since 2014, is retiring after a 31-year career in education.

5/26/2017

A defunct Columbus charter school owes money two years after FCI Academy abruptly closed its doors in 2015. The charter school’s sponsor, Lake Erie West, pulled funding and forced the school to shut down because it said FCI Academy failed to pay taxes, was a half million dollars in debt and wasn't’t reporting financial records correctly.

5/26/2017

The Indiana attorney general's office filed a civil lawsuit seeking more than $3 million in damages from two former School Town of Munster administrators who allegedly received more than $850,000 in overpayments for a 15-year period.

5/26/2017

CEV Multimedia released a new social media marketing course that focuses on topics such as the basics of social media, laws and ethics, mobile marketing, and strategies for social media campaigns. Delivered through iCEV, teachers have access to a playlist of videos, presentations, lab activities, assessments, lesson plans and more.

5/26/2017

The Detroit Public School Community District confirmed Nikolai Vitti as its new superintendent. The Financial Review Commission, which oversees the school's finances, voted to approve a five-year contract with Vitti, who previously had been superintendent of the Duval County Public Schools in Florida.

5/26/2017

The state education commissioner has reversed an earlier decision and will allow the school board of a rural Texas school district to remain in place despite concerns over violations of state rules. The Texas Education Agency still plans to lower the district's accreditation and to appoint a manager to help oversee the district.

5/26/2017

A legal group and six parents have filed a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a San Diego USD plan to protect Muslim students from bullying. ​In April, trustees in the districts voted to create a policy that would protect Muslim students from bullying by, among other steps, increasing lessons about Islam.

5/26/2017

There is a movement trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from having a shot at the elite range of the American dream. Most low-income students rely on their parents for college advice, and many of them end up going to colleges that are less rigorous than they can handle, the research shows.

5/26/2017

Every year thousands of Illinois students find they're not prepared for the academic rigors of college, even though they tackled general-level classes that school officials labeled as "college prep." Why not? One big reason: Those general-level classes—typically neither remedial nor advanced—weren't tough enough.

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