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5/11/2017

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.

5/11/2017

A bipartisan charter school funding bill that backers termed “historic” is headed for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature after passing the State Senate. It requires school districts to develop a plan by the 2019-20 school year to equitably share voter-approved tax increases with charter schools.

5/11/2017

The North Carolina county's taxpayers could take on $255.3 million in debt, largely for school construction and renovation projects, over the next five years. The county could spend over half of its capital budget on school construction, including $79.9 million in voter-approved bond money.

5/11/2017

A lawsuit by school boards in Stratford and Monroe to block a Bridgeport tuition increase for outside students who attend the city’s magnet schools failed to make the grade. The judge also dismissed a claim by the boards that the city and its board of education co-mingle their operating funds and that excess funds are used to fund the city’s operating budget.

5/10/2017

5/10/2017

At an unspecified number of schools come August, the LAUSD may pilot a vegan meal program. LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer is asking the school board to develop a plan for expanding students’ vegan lunch options.

5/10/2017

​Akron Public Schools has selected TIPWeb-IT and TIPWeb-IM for asset and textbook inventory management. The solution will be implemented across the school system’s 48 school locations to benefit approximately 22,000 students.

5/10/2017

A $1.31 billion budget proposal for next year being announced by Baltimore city schools' CEO represents a 2.6 percent decrease from this year's budget and includes $30 million in school spending cuts. The budget proposal includes a decrease of about $150 in per-pupil funding for traditional public schools.

5/10/2017

Schools resort to cheese-sandwich shaming to get lunch debts paid off because they have to fork over the money at the end of the year to cover whatever debt parents don't pay. The amounts add up quickly. The School Nutrition Association reports some districts have debts as high as $4.7 million a year.

5/10/2017

Playing chess is a big deal at Killip Elementary in Flagstaff. The program started as a safe place for kids to come after school—a diversion—and this week dozens of those students are getting ready to head out to Nashville to compete with about 5,000 young people at the SuperNationals of chess. Last time the team went, they placed a team at third in the nation.

5/10/2017

There’s long been a cherished belief among some education reformers that student performance can be lifted by giving private-school tuition vouchers to children stuck in low-performing public schools. That belief took a big hit last month, the latest in a series of big hits.

5/10/2017

Supporters of after-school programs say the study help, social skill-building and supervision they provide is at stake if President Donald Trump's administration cuts the main federal funding for such programs. In Ohio alone, about 270 programs received six-figure, multi-year 21st Century grants over the past five years.

5/10/2017

A Kansas House committee voted to require schools to devote part of the funds they raise locally through property taxes to supporting at-risk students. Opponents of the requirement, which lawmakers added to a major school finance bill, said the policy could “cannibalize” other school programs.

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