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5/12/2017

5/12/2017

Amid the current teacher shortage and debate regarding maintaining a world language graduation requirement, something is being missed. An investment in language immersion programming in our elementary schools offers the possibility for students to gain real fluency in another language while not sacrificing the content they are expected to master through K12.

5/12/2017

School officials can search students’ bags on school property without first obtaining warrants, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. Students have a diminished expectation of privacy at school because school officials have an obligation to keep them safe, the court concluded.

5/12/2017

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) implemented the online English Learners solution from Middlebury Interactive Languages, now part FuelEd. Starting this spring, approximately 1,000 secondary EL students spanning 12 high schools, eight middle schools, five charters schools and the USBE’s Refugee Educational Training Center as part of a blended learning model.

5/12/2017

Clever and Istation will work together to ensure that Istation's educational technology customers have access to Clever's web-based platform, including single sign-on capabilities and secure data integrations.​

5/12/2017

Intended to be integrated into school and district professional learning, each Equity Sims simulation places the users—principals, principal supervisors, or leadership coaches—into life-like situations that push them to consider what they would do in this simulated scenario, and to reflect on practices they have in place in their own schools.

5/12/2017

Inspired by the Mercury 7 astronauts, the Kansas Education commissioner wants seven school districts to participate in a major redesign of their systems based on the state board of education’s “Kansans Can” vision.

5/11/2017

5/11/2017

In the face of its economic collapse, there has been an exodus of families from Puerto Rico. Nearly 180 schools across the island are set to close because of declining enrollment and in part to help Puerto Rico battle debt and pension obligations of $123 billion.

5/11/2017

Freehold Township School District administrators brought in the Verso cloud-based platform to support educators with teaching strategies to promote deeper learning and student engagement.

5/11/2017

The public deserves better than the Legislature delivered in rushing through ill-considered changes and cuts to public education. The governor should veto the budget and education bill, giving lawmakers another shot at doing the work they should have done the first time around.

5/11/2017

It is estimated that 23 million IQ points are lost nationwide due to lead exposure. Preventing these toxic exposures will help save IQ points and can reduce the incidence of many other cognitive and academic consequences of lead exposure. Lead in school drinking water has been ignored for far too long.

5/11/2017

Voters in the Andover school district approved two bond issues that will pump more than $188 million worth of projects, including building two schools, adding storm shelters to existing schools and more.

5/11/2017

SAFARI Montage LOR users will now have single sign-on access to Schoology from their dashboard along with the ability to add SAFARI Montage learning objects, segments, playlists or lessons to Schoology courses in its learning management system.

5/11/2017

Intelitek officially launched CoderZ, an online learning environment that empowers students to learn how to program virtual and real robots within the STEM pathways. CoderZ is also now compatible with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 so students can experience how their code is put into action using a robot.

5/11/2017

Some schools lacked quality curriculum. Chronic absenteeism is a struggle. So is consistency, a lack of resources and a lack of parent involvement. Those are just some of the challenges cited in academic reviews of the 38 schools that were identified for potential closure earlier this year by the state School Reform Office.

5/11/2017

In 2016, LAUSD' board directed school employees to alert district leaders of any request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. But in case the implication wasn't already clear, board members passed a resolution that employees are not to comply with ICE requests until higher-up officials complete their review.

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