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8/5/2016

8/5/2016

The Texas school district's board chose Dan Troxell as their top choice for superintendent. Troxell has led the 5,000-student Kerrville school district for the past 14 years. Leander ISD, a 37,000-student district, is more than seven times the size of his current district.

8/5/2016

The Michigan district's board of education voted to offer the superintendent’s position to Jeffrey Leslie, principal of Edwardsburg High School and one of the four finalists selected by the board from an original pool of 47 candidates. He will succeed Mark Westerburg, who resigned in March to accept a new position in California.

8/5/2016

The revised law, of course, serves as no guarantee that a teacher or other school employee who has a clean record won't victimize a child. But at least it will make it more difficult for would-be school employees with blemished records to get jobs in Indiana.

8/5/2016

Hundreds of public school employees across Michigan are taking to the streets as they protest Gov. Rick Snyder's appeal of a court decision that would compensate them for $550 million in back pay for money that was taken from their paychecks from 2010 to 2012.

8/5/2016

​The Harris County Department of Education will pilot an evaluation of COPsync, Inc.'s COPsync911 threat-alert system to increase the safety and security of its campuses, students and faculty.

8/5/2016

In schools working to reduce suspension rates, considering how young people view respect can greatly improve classroom management, new studies show. A one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with each other halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools.

8/5/2016

With just a few weeks before school opens, Baltimore city and county school systems still have several hundred vacancies for teachers. Despite the large number of vacancies, school officials in both the city and county said they expect to be nearly fully staffed by the time school opens.

8/5/2016

Finland achieved its success by breaking what are considered the customary rules of education. Finnish children do not begin school until the age of seven. School days are shorter and classes are fewer. Homework is minimal. There are no mandated standardized tests. There are no rankings, comparisons or competition between students, schools or regions.

8/5/2016

Winchester Acquisition Corp. has completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration with CASHNet, a market software company focused on secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.

8/5/2016

Child welfare officials received nearly 340 reports of suspicious incidents involving employees of the Montgomery County school system during the most recent academic year as the school district stepped up its efforts to protect against child abuse. The vast majority of the reports spurred official action, including retraining, employee conferences or disciplinary measures.

8/5/2016

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a high school student who accidentally brought a pocketknife to school shouldn’t have been expelled. The court said that, under the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, a school district can only dismiss a student on the basis of “willful violation” if the student deliberately and intentionally violates the policy.

8/5/2016

The Ascension Parish School Board approved a contract for David Alexander to serve as superintendent of Ascension Public Schools. Alexander served as director of secondary education for the Louisiana district before retiring in January after 31 years in education.

8/4/2016

8/4/2016

Tens of thousands of Florida school children will return to their classrooms next week as districts take advantage of a state law that allows schools to start as early as August 10.

8/4/2016

The new ClassFlow Marketplace is an open community where teachers may buy and sell original teaching resources such as digital lessons, unit plans, assessments, teaching guides, worksheets and more.

8/4/2016

The Satanic Temple, an atheistic religious organization, is renting school space in nine states this month to offer an alternative to after-school religious programming. Volunteers will run clubs in cities to "counterbalance" the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Evangelical Good News programs that have been meeting in public schools since winning a lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court.

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