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9/6/2017

9/6/2017

The new state-of-the-art Asheville Middle School accommodates nearly 800 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, with room to grow.

9/6/2017

More than 160,000 students headed back to school in Montgomery County, the state’s largest school system, as the suburban district outside Washington projected another year of record enrollment and deepened its focus on foreign languages and career education.

9/6/2017

Students at Stansbury High School in Utah will receive a warning if they are consistently late to class. After the warning, the student will receive a small fine, which goes up if the tardiness continues. School administrators said the money collected from the fines will go towards a fund for student incentives.

9/6/2017

More and more schools are moving to a model where students have access to computing devices both in school and out – but that effort can be hampered if a student arrives home and tries to do their school work with sub-par internet service.

9/6/2017

Inequity is a deeply rooted, socio-cultural issue with many causes. Given that, there’s not going to be one solution, and the process of achieving equitable education opportunities for all youth is going to be just that: a process. Although-social emotional learning alone won’t “fix” all of these problems, it does provide a place to start.

9/6/2017

The Wake County school board voted to use $2.2 million in state money to give its school bus drivers pay raises in an effort to reduce a driver shortage that has led to service changes in recent years which have made it more challenging for the more than 70,000 bus riders.

9/5/2017

9/5/2017

In most school districts, whether school lunches are provided at no cost or at a reduced cost depends on the family income of each student. It’s common for half the children to received subsidized lunches. But the current approach requires a lot of paperwork and it can cause embarrassment for kids. It creates a de facto have-and-have-not system.

9/5/2017

Up to 12,000 Houston ISD students will likely be temporarily displaced from their storm-damaged schools and sent to other campuses, Superintendent Richard Carranza said. The plan remains to start school on September 11, but no decisions have been made on which students will be relocated, and to which schools they will be sent.

9/5/2017

Reviewers from the Mississippi Department of Education found that the state's second-largest school district was in violation of 24 of the state’s accreditation standards, almost half of which by law could warrant a loss of accreditation or state takeover. The findings stem from an 18-month investigation of the district’s 58 schools.

9/5/2017

Having supported 600 schools across 34 states, Education Elements has developed a structured approach to identify and implement a proper curriculum framework that supports each district's’ unique needs. The three-phase Guide to Selecting Curriculum to Support Personalized Learning is available at no cost.

9/5/2017

The playing fields are not level between public schools and private schools. But if state athletic associations move private schools into their own class, the imbalance would be shifted, not resolved. Instead, maybe private schools should have a multiplier of at least 1.5 applied to their student numbers for athletic purposes.

9/5/2017

Gov. David Y. Ige and state Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto announced that the state has kept its promise to put air conditioners in 1,000 Hawai‘i classrooms.

9/5/2017

An innovative arts program in Connecticut allows students to study art alongside visiting Chinese students and collaborate in ways that allow a deeper appreciation for art from both cultures.

9/5/2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the approval of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

9/5/2017

The new Droid Inventor Kit enables children to create their own mechanical companion using littleBits electronic Bits—along with the free Droid Inventor app—to send their creation on more than 17 special Star Wars missions.

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