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2/27/2017

2/27/2017

At a Tulsa high school, 60 students signed up to take an Advanced Placement history class, but the school could not afford a second teacher to handle the demand.

2/27/2017

Earlier this month, Oregon legislators held a town hall in Portland so people could share their priorities for Oregon's 2017-19 budget. 

2/27/2017

Kickboard has expanded its school culture system to include a full complement of collaborative, research-based professional development services to help plan for a successful school culture, establish schoolwide systems to capture and use real-time culture data, and improve support systems for teachers and students.

2/27/2017

RICHMOND—Lawmakers want to hand Virginia parents greater power over what their children read in classrooms, but the governor plans to halt any such effort.

2/27/2017

The Louisville teachers strike in Ohio offers a lesson for other area school districts. School union leaders and administrators try to assure teachers and communities that what happened in Louisville won't occur there.

2/27/2017

Maryland's Board of Education members discussed ideas to reconfigure grades, particularly at the middle school level, during Wednesday's work session.

2/27/2017

itslearning is partnering with the Regional Educational Services Agency in Griffin, Ga., to deliver courses to those professionals in the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy. The partnership puts all curriculum resources, assignments and assessments into a learning management platform that enhances collaboration and sharing of materials for the soon-to-be-teachers.

2/27/2017

In 2013, a school official at Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio, found 13 bullets in a book bag that Joshua Polk, then 18, left on a bus. Polk was tracked down in the school, and authorities charged him with a crime after a handgun was found in another bag he was carrying.

2/27/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education has released estimated federal grant amounts for school districts in 2017-18 that reflect funding formula changes in a new federal law and the population shifts within the state.

2/27/2017

Matt Ellinwood of the N.C. Justice Center used to get frequent calls from immigrants wanting to know how to register their children for school. As rhetoric over illegal immigration amplifies, those calls have all but stopped.

2/27/2017

A bill to allow smaller schools to carry over more funds to the next year’s budget has passed the North Dakota Senate and is now in the House.

2/24/2017

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.

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