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5/8/2017

5/8/2017

Parents streamed inside a Knoxville High School to hear from Knox County officials and mental health professionals about a series of suicides that claimed the lives of three Farragut students this semester.

5/8/2017

The rates of teens getting pregnant or contracting sexually transmitted diseases are far higher in Niagara Falls than the state average. Niagara Falls teenagers have identified a place where they can go to help curb those high rates—their classrooms. But they're not satisfied with what they have been hearing there.

5/8/2017

Connecting LETRS to the Classroom is a series of 15 one-hour online sessions that focuses on effective classroom reading instruction for teachers. Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction is professional development for K3 reading teachers.

5/8/2017

When a judge ruled that the predominantly white Alabama city of Gardendale can secede from the majority black Jefferson County to form its own school district, the decision paved the way for the eighth such secession of wealthier and whiter municipalities in the state since 2000.

5/5/2017

5/5/2017

Black applicants for Fairfax County teaching positions in a recent school year were far less likely than white candidates to get job offers even though they had on average more advanced degrees and classroom experience, according to a new study that is drawing intense scrutiny within the Virginia school system.

5/5/2017

Nine districts with the lowest-performing schools in Michigan have initiated turnaround efforts after signing partnership agreements with the state, according to the Michigan Department of Education. The arrangements spare 37 under-performing schools from state-mandated closure this year.

5/5/2017

With all the sweeping changes the Republican House bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country.

5/5/2017

The New York school district has promoted assistant superintendent Daniel Milgate to the top job. Milgate has been assistant superintendent since 2011 and worked in Spencerport CSD since 1995. He will replace retiring Superintendent Mike Crumb.

5/5/2017

There is no other state with comparable populations and demographics that has this low a number of proposed superintendents. Rather than making more sweeping cuts in education, we would do better to invest in building Maine’s capacity for visionary leaders that will ensure that our schools continue on a steep trajectory of continuous improvement. You get what you give.

5/5/2017

With so many kids carrying phones to school these days and social media just a click away, educators and students alike find themselves navigating a new landscape in schools across the country. Earlier this week, controversy erupted at a North Carolina high school when a student posted a racial slur on a social media site.

5/5/2017

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee that the language was a carbon copy of another bill, currently stalled, that would benefit charter schools. It wasn’t. What Hill didn’t say was that his approved amendment included an additional $15 million for state-authorized charter schools.

5/5/2017

There are good reasons to have reservations about increased intertemporal choice in education. Our existing system doesn't provide easy ways for families to choose to pick and choose among certain costs or components of schooling. Family mobility and disparities in education spending add complications. These are fundamental flaws that make intertemporal choice in education nonviable.

5/5/2017

Westerly's Superintendent of Schools Roy Seitsinger Jr., who announced in February that he was retiring from the Rhode Island district, has decided to take a position as the new superintendent in Preston, Conn. He will replace Preston's Superintendent John Welch, who is leaving at the end of the school year.

5/5/2017

The Puyallup School District has agreed to pay $3.75 million to the families of five former special needs students at Ridgecrest Elementary School. The settlement payment averts a trial on the families claim that the district was negligent in reporting and investigating allegations that another student was molesting his classmates.

5/5/2017

The Project Based Learning tutorials are designed for use with the company's advanced digital devices, including mills, desktop vinyl cutters and digital inkjet printers. The digital fabrication tutorials include a variety of engineering, design and art-related projects that give students a better understanding of technology and software.

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