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5/22/2017

5/22/2017

Arizona’s new minimum-wage increase is costing Tucson-area school districts $2.3 million to hike the pay of nearly 2,000 employees this year.

5/22/2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a passionate proponent of expanding school choice, including private school vouchers and charter schools, and she has the clear backing of President Trump. But does the research justify her enthusiasm?

5/22/2017

Follett entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact,which catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content — all of which can now be found as enhanced metadata tags within Titlewave, Follett’s collection development and curriculum support tool.

5/22/2017

On any given day in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, about 100 classes are operating without a permanent teacher — the result of a dire teacher vacancy problem that is taxing schools, teachers, students and principals.

5/22/2017

Madison School District officials said they expect to make few major changes as a result of a new federal rule giving schools the option of rolling back nutritional requirements for salt, milk and whole-grain products in school meals.

5/22/2017

It’s that time of year where we get annual high school rankings from well-known sources. U.S. News & World Report does a prominent high school ranking, as does Jay Mathews, my esteemed colleague at The Washington Post.

5/22/2017

Corning Painted Post is the latest school district in New York to implement TouchIT Technologies interactive LED displays, which have a built-in Android operating system, 4K resolution and more. TouchIT products include their own free software but can be used with any software for touchscreen displays.

5/22/2017

In South Carolina, nearly half the school buses in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties aren’t supposed to be on the road.

5/22/2017

Several studies raise questions about the reality of virtual education, according to a National Public Radio online story in February.

5/22/2017

Many High School students in Tennessee are able to use a waiver that allows them not to take foreign language classes that are otherwise necessary to graduate.

5/22/2017

InsureMyTrip for Education offers new enhancements to the Academic Explorer Horizon plan, underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. It now enables a school to insure all students, faculty and chaperones traveling in a defined program term. The updated plan also provides trip cancelation and trip interruption benefits.

5/22/2017

An offer of free tuition for some New York students has officials from area colleges wondering how much it will cost Northeast Pennsylvania.

5/22/2017

JERSEY CITY -- The public-school district would receive revenue from tax-abated properties under a measure up for initial approval by the City Council this week.

5/22/2017

Charter school supporters and unions spent nearly $15 million to battle each other in last week's Los Angeles Board of Education races, which crossed the finish line as the most expensive school board election in U.S. history.

5/19/2017

5/19/2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to offer details about the Trump administration’s vision for a federal investment in school choice in a major policy speech Monday. She is believed to be preparing to unveil an education tax credit scholarship proposal.

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