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2/24/2017

2/24/2017

Across Minnesota, 82.2 percent of last year’s senior class graduated within four years—the highest overall rate recorded by the department. Graduation rates for black students at Minnesota high schools rose 3 percentage points in 2016, a sign of progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color.

2/24/2017

In a new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will support the creation of modern learning environments in Greenville ISD’s new K5 STEM Magnet School with a combination of digital textbooks and sustained job-embedded professional development.

2/24/2017

A proposal that would make it easier for parents to send their children to the public school closest to their home passed the Kentucky House of Representatives despite concerns that it will make Jefferson County's schools less diverse.

2/24/2017

More than half of adults in family shelters do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. While we deal with the immediate concerns regarding the homeless, such as food and shelter, we must also help them build a foundation for the future that starts earlier.

2/24/2017

Students diagnosed with dyslexia attending schools near Mississippi’s border, such as DeSoto County, could receive taxpayer support to cross state lines for services, if House Bill 1406 becomes law.

2/24/2017

Alicia Thompson, currently the assistant superintendent for elementary schools in Wichita, will be the next superintendent of the Kansas' largest school district. She will replace John Allison, who is leaving in June to become superintendent of Olathe schools.

2/24/2017

To help open a conversation with kids about investing and provide real hands-on experience with the world of stocks, BusyKid has partnered with Stockpile. The partnership with Stockpile allows BusyKid to become a chore/allowance platform that allows kids to use their allowance to purchase real stock of brands they already love and use.

2/24/2017

Many education experts believe letting children regularly blow off excess energy helps them learn better once they return to the classroom. Yet a study only 11 out of Florida's 67 school districts have a recess policy, and only eight of them actually required versus "encouraged" providing recess time.

2/24/2017

Lawyers for a transgender student and the Virginia district's school board that wants to limit which bathroom he can use don't agree on much. But both sides have concluded the Trump administration's decision to revoke guidance that protects transgender students' rights only heightens the need for a hearing before the nation's highest court.

2/24/2017

Desert Sands USD's board of education has appointed Scott Bailey as superintendent of schools. He currently serves as chief academic officer of the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada.

2/24/2017

zSpace, an all-in-one immersive augmented reality/virtual reality education solution, announced a partnership with IlliniCloud, a non-profit technology cooperative of school districts. The partnership enables IlliniCloud school districts to deliver zSpace’s zSpace Learning Labs to their classrooms in a scalable manner.

2/24/2017

Chicago Public Schools say they will deny federal immigration agents access to district buildings and personnel unless served with a criminal warrant, the latest in a series of steps taken by school districts from Pennsylvania to California to protect undocumented students.

2/24/2017

The State of Michigan is putting off making a decision until May on whether to close as many as 38 chronically failing schools. Originally, the state had said final decisions would come in February or March. The move to delay could leave parents scrambling to enroll their kids in different schools if the state does close schools.

2/24/2017

The Guy-Perkins School Board has hired a new superintendent to replace current interim Superintendent Robert Stewart. Shade Gilbert, who is currently the principal at Nemo Vista Schools, will start his new position with the district on July 1.

2/24/2017

What holds disadvantaged kids back throughout their schooling is not a failure to master the basics in preschool. More fundamental to achievement are hard-to-change characteristics as well as persistent environmental factors that are difficult to change with a one-time educational intervention. American children raised in poverty must wade through a stream of stresses.

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