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2/3/2017

2/3/2017

A compromise of one local school system's employee financial records is now under investigation in Davidson County. Officials learned that sensitive personal information, including social security numbers of employees and independent contractors, had been breached during the scam, which has also targeted school districts across the country using the names of school officials.

2/3/2017

The truth about Alabama schools is that students are failing at unconscionable rates. Educators have been subjected to far too many changes by state and federal mandates, standards and policies. Many thousands of students are not learning to read on grade level by the fourth grade and this is a strong indicator that their success in other subject areas will be unlikely.

2/3/2017

A new budgeting product has been added to Allovue's signature software platform, Balance. Balance Budget was built to simplify the time-consuming process of creating and managing district budgets across central office departments and schools.

2/3/2017

A Utah teacher-turned-legislator is sponsoring a resolution in this year's Utah Legislature, encouraging the state's high schools to make classes start later in the day. But a new Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Utahns are divided on the idea of later school days with 41 percent agreeing that schools should start later and 49 percent disagreeing,

2/2/2017

2/2/2017

Enhancements to the Performance Matters platform for K12 school districts gives educators new ways to use data to drive student growth and collaboration tools to improve their professional learning.

2/2/2017

The overall school budget, by Boston Public School officials' estimates, represents a 2.8 percent increase over the previous year, with investments targeted at aiding homeless students, expanding more rigorous coursework to fifth-graders and providing for extended learning time.

2/2/2017

Both a House and Senate committee approved a plan that would increase school spending 1.1 percent over last year. But the proposed increase is only half what Gov. Terry Branstad requested. And smaller school districts say the small increase may cause them big budget problems.

2/2/2017

The capacity enhancements in this approved five-year program for the Virginia school district include construction of four new schools, additions to existing schools and other renovations, with a total price tag of $824 million.

2/2/2017

Recess might seem simple—just open the doors and let the kids run free. But only eight states have policies that require it, according to last year's Shape of the Nation report. And when researchers started looking, they found very little consistency or guidance about what makes recess effective.

2/2/2017

The Tennessee governor introduced legislation that seeks to address age requirements for school bus drivers and mandate new procedures for school systems, bus drivers and companies to follow. But Gov. Bill Haslam's approach omits a requirement a state representative wants that new school buses have safety belt restraint systems.

2/2/2017

The DTE Energy Foundation and Cranbrook Institute of Science have partnered to provide nearly 7,500 middle school students with hands-on, immersive STEM and environmental science outreach programs in Detroit, Ecorse, Trenton and River Rouge schools.

2/2/2017

Efforts were made to strengthen LAUSD's requirements for promotion and graduation, but that reduced the graduation rates, so now schools are back to softening the requirements. Online courses of questionable value threaten to become a major way that schools skip the business of teaching students, while pointing with pride to graduation rates that look good only on paper.

2/2/2017

Despite a record investment in K12 education in the 2016-17 state budget and $352 million increase in funding over the past two years, a survey of Pennsylvania school districts presents a grim picture of the financial shape in which many of them find themselves.

2/2/2017

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation released a report that found motorists illegally passed school buses more than 40,000 times. In the 35 districts that participated in the survey, 878 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 727 times, including 88 passes on the passenger side of the school bus.

2/2/2017

Live Music Tutor, an online music educational ecosystem and interactive platform for streaming music lessons between instructors and students, and The Lalabela Alliance, an international music conglomerate with artists, will be bringing live master classes, individual lessons and special events featuring various artists to people globally.

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