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10/4/2017

10/4/2017

Hoosier Academies Virtual School will close. The board of the online school, serving about 1,750 students across Indiana, made the decision to end its experimental program rather than wait for the decision to be made for it.

10/4/2017

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Lauderdale County and two youth court judges, ending more than five years of dispute. According to the complaint, the school-to-prison pipeline involves the defendants’ alleged neglect of students’ constitutional rights of children.

10/3/2017

10/3/2017

Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network. With the nearly 1,000 additional students, it is the state's largest public school district.

10/3/2017

New Mexico charter school advocates won a moral and financial victory when the U.S. Department of Education announced it is giving some $250 million in grants to expand charter schools. New Mexico will receive $22.5 million over a five-year period to help start 22 new charter schools and expand and replicate eight existing ones.

10/3/2017

Todd Davies, who served the Pottsgrove School District for 16 years as a teacher and administrator, and then climbed the leadership ladder in 2013 to become assistant superintendent in the Exeter Township School District, was named as the new superintendent of the West York Area School District.

10/3/2017

As a cost-saving measure, consolidation can help save a struggling district.

10/3/2017

IXL Learning introduced IXL Spanish as its first world language curriculum, covering Level 1 Spanish curriculum for middle school and high school students. IXL goes beyond teaching the mechanics of the Spanish language to educate students about the different cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

10/3/2017

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the Legislature’s latest efforts to provide adequate and fair funding for schools still falls short. The decision that the current system is unconstitutional will send the issue back to the Legislature with orders to add more funding to school district budgets statewide next year.

10/3/2017

The American public thinks government school teachers are underpaid, until they learn how much they actually make, a new poll has found. Respondents estimated the 2015-16 national average salary of U.S. K12 public school teachers to be $40,587, more than 30 percent below the real figure of $58,064.

10/3/2017

Grove Zero STEM Starter Kit is a set of color-coded and magnetic electronic modules that teaches students about programming, electronics, design thinking and logics. The STEM modules come preconfigured with set code which allows kids to just simply snap the modules together and get started.

10/3/2017

New guidelines for a state law designed to decriminalize truancy in Ohio and deal with the problem before it reaches the courts will be released in October. Schools are working with the court system to ensure that all state guidelines are being accurately followed following some confusion.

10/3/2017

Learn how to incorporate these technologies to improve your STEM programs in this free DA web seminar.

10/3/2017

After the deadly stabbing in a Bronx high school, the city's chancellor announced that all teachers will be re-trained on how to defuse confrontations between students, and on procedures to report bullying. District superintendents have been told to review every school to make sure there are no missed red flags.

10/3/2017

The New Jersey district's board of education approved the hiring of a new leader to replace current Superintendent Michelle Cappelluti. Brian Pruitt has been the superintendent of the Brigantine School District for the past four years.

10/3/2017

An analysis highlights some effects of what happens when foreign college students lose access to marijuana while studying in the Netherlands—their grades went up. Their brains are still developing, so as marijuana legalization and cultural acceptance spreads across the U.S., what does it mean for how students learn? It's complicated.

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