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9/29/2016

9/29/2016

Despite legal and cultural changes over the last decade, LGBT students still endure hostile school climates, with about half of students reporting they hear homophobic, sexist or racist remarks from their peers often or very often at school. Nearly three-quarters report personally experiencing some type of victimization.

9/29/2016

Voters could be asked to pay for a 10-year, $217 million school construction program that would rebuild six Boise School District elementary schools, add a new elementary school and renovate 15 other schools.

9/29/2016

Sacramento's mayor-elect, school officials and educators urged voters to approve a parcel tax for Sacramento schools that would generate close to $7 million a year for six years. It calls for a range of uses aimed at the “whole child,” including counseling, tutoring, mentoring, arts, music education and access to diverse support staff.

9/29/2016

Green Charge announced that San Diego’s Poway USD has installed more than 6.3 MWh of energy storage at 12 campuses. It is expected to save the district more than $1.6 million over 10 years.

9/29/2016

The San Francisco school board voted to bar board members and the superintendent from directly soliciting campaign donations from district employees, a policy aimed at preventing undue influence over subordinates.

9/29/2016

Deferred maintenance and crushing debt are big issues for Hillsborough County's public schools, where faulty air conditioners are leaving some children too hot to learn. They are a symptom of the school system's growing financial crisis, cutting costs as it struggles to maintain its reserves and keep up with debt payments on long-ago borrowing to build schools.

9/29/2016

The California school district is asking voters to approve a $110 million bond measure to finish campus overhauls. More than 100 aged classrooms—many of which are in disrepair, lack air conditioning and wouldn’t survive an earthquake—would be replaced across the district if the facilities bond measure on the November ballot is approved.

9/29/2016

The Chicago Teachers Union set a strike date of October 11, moving one step closer to shutting down schools for the second time in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's tenure and increasing the heat on negotiations to replace a contract that expired more than a year ago.

9/29/2016

New research suggests that many preschool teachers look for disruptive behavior in much the same way: in just one place, waiting for it to appear. The problem with this strategy—besides it being inefficient—is that, because of implicit bias, teachers are spending too much time watching African American boys and expecting the worst.

9/29/2016

The state is set to distribute about $66 million of surplus marijuana tax revenue to schools in the next few months. One of the programs benefiting from the surplus funds will be a new bully prevention grant from the Colorado Department of Education.

9/29/2016

An exclusive agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt authorizes PresenceLearning as the only remote provider of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement batteries. It is used to determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses for intervention and/or eligibility for special education.

9/29/2016

Last year, the school in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood became a symbol of everything that was wrong with Detroit Public Schools. Once a symbol for the city’s broken hallways, Spain Elementary-Middle is now a model of revitalization.

9/29/2016

It’s difficult to imagine a time when our nation’s young people were less suited for the responsibilities of citizenship, given public schools’ neglect of civics education. There’s an argument for public schools teaching history and civics in a manner that is both rigorous and critical in order to prepare students to make smart choices about their role in a democratic society.

9/29/2016

As part of a lesson in their life science course, students at a Virginia elementary school are learning about how the construction of their new school negatively affected the habitat of the native animals in the area. But they’re also learning how to reverse some of the damage.

9/29/2016

Silverback Learning Solutions and the Idaho Association of School Administrators debuted the Idaho IMS Consortium. The collaborative approach supports public education in Idaho by combining advanced data management and open education resources to individualize instruction along with professional development opportunities for educators and administrators.

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