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8/30/2016

8/30/2016

Students need access to enrichment opportunities all year round. If additional hours were used for music, sports, career-tech, debate and foreign languages—things that have been stripped from school programs to make room for test-prep—then students, parents and educators would welcome the extra time.

8/30/2016

Chad Gee began his first full week as the new superintendent for Texas' Yorktown ISD. He has nearly 23 years of experience in coaching, administration and teaching.

8/30/2016

Baltimore County began the school year with a new policy that requires the district to cancel classes in schools that don't have air conditioning when the weather grows too hot. But after high temperatures forced the closure of 37 schools for a second day, the school board is expected to revise the policy.

8/30/2016

The Idaho district has a new superintendent this school year, but it’s a familiar face. Mark Kress started in the position in July, replacing Eric Anderson, who left to take a job as superintendent of the Valley School District. Kress has been principal at Hagerman High School since 2002. He’s continuing in that role while also taking on superintendent duties.

8/30/2016

More than one in five Michigan public school students did not enroll in their home school district in fall 2015, instead attending a charter or a traditional public school in another community, an analysis of state data shows. About 13 percent of children crossed district lines to attend public school while another 10 percent attended a charter school,

8/30/2016

St. Louis Public Schools has found elevated lead levels in 88 district water fountains and sinks, with almost a dozen water sources testing at 10 to 20 times the level requiring correction. The district’s appointed board approved $1 million to implement an action plan to see how many pipes and fixtures need to be replaced.

8/30/2016

Low-income kindergartners are entering school with stronger math and reading skills, narrowing the academic gap with their affluent peers and reversing a decades-old trend, according to new research. But the gap remains large as it would take between 60-110 years to do away with it at the current rate of improvement.

8/30/2016

The burgeoning incident rate means more and more schools, students and staffs are feeling the disruption. Such threats cut into valuable learning time. Plus, they cast a pall of fear and uncertainty among affected students and staff. There are no easy answers for quelling the problem, but several states are exploring options.

8/30/2016

Neshaminy's new superintendent is starting off in the Pennsylvania district without a contract being in place with the teachers union—just like he did more than a decade ago when he became superintendent of the Woodbury City Public Schools in New Jersey.

8/30/2016

A bill that requires all school buses in the state to have child safety alarms was passed through the state legislature. The bill now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval.

8/30/2016

The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey has entered into a contract to offer members solutions from Apex Learning, from enrollments in virtual courses with instruction by Apex Learning online teachers to digital curriculum for classroom programs.

8/30/2016

Our neighborhood public high schools can play a role in boosting the growth and prosperity of Chicago as a whole. But it will take long-term and fair public investment in education; more partnerships with corporate, civic and cultural institutions; meaningful community participation in planning and decision-making; and the political will to make change happen.

8/30/2016

Detroit schools came under fire last year when teachers and students complained of classrooms that were filthy and falling apart. Now they're getting ready to go back to school and the district says all of its buildings will be up to safety codes.

8/30/2016

myday provides a customized app-enabled student portal that keeps students involved and organized. The intuitive platform incorporates data from a school’s learning management and student information systems, as well as other push notifications for anything from class web sites and homework assignments to bus routes.

8/30/2016

CEV Multimedia has collaborated with the American Meat Science Association to develop the Culinary Meat Selection and Cookery certification. It will equip students with the skills necessary in the culinary industry, specifically when selecting and preparing meat.

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