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9/2/2016

9/2/2016

The state's graduation rate increased slightly, from 85.6 percent in 2014-15 to 85.8 percent last school year. This marks is the 11th consecutive year that the rate has improved. In 2005-06, the state's graduation rate was 68.3 percent.

9/2/2016

With the ClassFlow Moments app, teachers can easily share classroom assignments, announcements and awards with parents so they can proactively engage with their students’ learning. ClassFlow Moments is free for parents.

9/2/2016

A single teacher can't teach more than a hundred students to write. A system that prioritizes what's uniform and convenient rather than what's best for its clientele is going to continue to produce results like we see now. That's a problem far broader than just our writing challenges.

9/2/2016

With growing awareness of childhood obesity and diabetes as public health concerns, reformers and parents heralded the new D.C. Healthy Schools Act’s emphasis on nutritious school meals, health education and environmental literacy. But just six years later, the physical education mandates are being treated more like suggestions than requirements by administrators.

9/2/2016

Five existing and potential charter schools in Nevada were awarded nearly $3.2 million in federal grants for startup funding and sharing best practices.

9/2/2016

When a new program adding washers and dryers to 17 schools in districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California, attendance rates shot up. Administrators found that when students didn’t have clean clothes, they often stayed home from school out of embarrassment.

9/2/2016

The funding challenges of two local Texas districts on opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum underscore the disarray in the state's complex education system. District officials must do their part to make sure they've cut all the fat from their budgets. But the state also needs to find more funding and come up with a less-complex and more equitable plan.

9/2/2016

Homeless families in New York City have long been forced into a difficult choice: In order to apply for housing, they must have their children skip school. Now, the city’s Department of Homeless Services is changing its policies to try to reduce the extraordinary disruption that homelessness causes in all aspects of a child’s life.

9/2/2016

Innovative inquiry-based projects, virtual reality experiences and approximately 1,500 new digital assets have been added to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbooks to help K12 educators create cross-curricular lessons.

9/2/2016

James Lane, most recently the superintendent in Goochland County, has been picked by Chesterfield County to lead the Virginia school district. Chesterfield’s former superintendent, Marcus Newsome, is now the new superintendent in Petersburg.

9/2/2016

Parents know school choice works firsthand, and that's the district's new reality. Rather than fixating on the type of institutions that should serve students, those serious about enriching the life trajectories of Chicago's children should focus on making high-quality schools more accessible to families.

9/2/2016

NaviGate Prepared has partnered with Clever, a platform that powers technology in the classroom, to make it even simpler and more secure for schools and districts to use its NaviGate Respond school safety application.

9/2/2016

Glenn Robbins will be Tabernacle Township School District's next leader. Currently serving as principal of the Northfield Community Middle School in Atlantic County since 2012, Robbins succeeds George Rafferty, who resigned to take the superintendent position in Mount Laurel.

9/1/2016

9/1/2016

New York state should include a greater focus on high-achieving students when it designs a system for judging schools under the new federal education law, according to a report. The report argues that the state doesn’t incentivize schools to push students beyond a high enough bar and schools do not sufficiently report growth of all students.

9/1/2016

The Best Friend Fiction Collection provides K5 educators with a step-by-step guide on how to conduct meaningful read alouds. The collection includes online and family engagement resources,

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