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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.

10/4/2017

For better or for worse, social media has enveloped our lives. High school athletic departments and their athletes are no different, as social media is a representation and extension of identity. That carries with it a duty to be responsible in its use. Sometimes that use falls short of that goal.

10/4/2017

A new study has found low-income students in Florida who attend private schools with the help of a controversial, state-approved voucher program are more likely to enroll in and graduate from in-state public colleges than their similarly situated peers who stick with public schools.

10/3/2017

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.

10/3/2017

In her most resolute wording to date, the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that the federal government should not create a new private school choice program—a far cry from where she stood on that issue upon her confirmation eight months ago.

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