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9/23/2016

9/23/2016

If state leaders define the “school quality indicator” too narrowly, they risk focusing on the wrong problem and limiting intervention choices at the local level. If, for example, we decide to measure quality by the number of computers in schools then local superintendents are pressured to invest narrowly in hardware.

9/23/2016

The top administrator at Milan Community Schools may soon be departing for a neighboring school district. The Batesville Community Schools' board of trustees announced that Milan superintendent Paul Ketcham has entered into contract negotiations to fill its vacant superintendent’s position.

9/23/2016

A lawsuit has been filed against Coppell ISD, alleging that the way it elects its board members leaves Asian Americans disenfranchised in a district in which they represent a majority of the population.

9/23/2016

Turning Technologies' QT2 response device features ergonomic casing with a QWERTY keyboard with metal-tipped keys. It is compatible with all of the learning engagement and assessment company's TurningPoint question types, such as multiple choice, multiple response, numeric response, true/false, short answer and essay.

9/23/2016

After the dark days of the Great Recession, Florida lawmakers had a few relatively cheerful budget years. Now a new budget analysis shows that the state government’s projected surplus will likely dwindle to almost nothing in the coming budget year. Even worse, Florida could face a $1.3 billion shortfall the following year.

9/23/2016

Turnitin’s Feedback Studio for iPad app has merged the benefits of mobile technology with the power of learning and engagement through feedback. This release gives students the power to submit papers, analyze similarity reports (to check for originality), and review instructor feedback on the go.

9/23/2016

New superintendent, new school year, and now, the Oklahoma City School board has a new way of grading how its superintendent is doing. This is the first year any school district will be using the new evaluation, developed by Oklahoma State School Boards Association, that is largely based on student achievement.

9/23/2016

California’s school-construction needs are piling up while its matching-grant program to help build those projects has dwindled to practically nothing. But the grant program is emblematic of a state system for funding new and renovated schools that is badly outdated, inequitable and inefficient. The system needs to be fixed rather than perpetuated.

9/23/2016

Michael Martirano, the state superintendent of schools, is resigning his position on June 30, 2017, to move closer to his family in Maryland.

9/23/2016

The appointed Georgia Board of Education endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District. If the amendment passes, the governor will gain sweeping new powers to take over schools deemed failing by their performance on state tests. They can then hand them and their local funding to the appointed OSD superintendent.

9/23/2016

The San Francisco Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $744 million facilities bond in November for the school district to refurbish property, build at least one new school and construct an arts institute. The district has not put a facilities bond before voters since 2011.

9/23/2016

Building off of its math curriculum GO Math! and the Sushi Monster app , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched GO Math! GO, a playful learning app that offers more than 1,500 math problems per grade level and aligns with content for grades K-2.

9/23/2016

With a new school superintendent taking over this fall in Houston, every one of Texas’ eight largest cities now has a Latino running the school district. That’s a big deal in a state with a surging Hispanic population and a history of political underrepresentation.

9/23/2016

This year more states—especially those with large Native American populations—are trying to help by training teachers, working with tribes to create policies and programs, embedding culture in lessons, and giving more money to schools with many Native American students.

9/23/2016

Comprehensive sex education is linked to fewer teen pregnancies, lower rates of sexually transmitted infections and delayed initiation of sexual activity. A new study on students' attitudes finds teens would prefer to receive their information from a trained sexual health professional—preferably one they don't have to see in the hallways later.

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