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5/8/2017

5/8/2017

Black plaintiffs in a 52-year-old desegregation lawsuit have asked judge to reconsider her order that would allow an Alabama town to form its own school system despite her own finding that the city had racist motives for the move.

5/8/2017

Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday.

5/8/2017

An estimated 460 middle- and high-school students in Fairbanks and North Pole walked out of their classes Friday afternoon to rally against proposed cuts to education funding, District staff described the walkout as peaceful, organized and unprecedented. 

5/8/2017

Mathway, LLC's flagship product is now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Korean. Hindi, Japanese, German and French are planned for availability in late spring. Mathway's AI provides an alternative to traditional tutoring, allowing students to type their math problems and receive instant solutions.

5/5/2017

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.

5/5/2017

Named as superintendent, effective immediately, Lisa Herring was also one of three finalists for Birmingham City Schools superintendent back in 2015. The job, though, was given to Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, who was let go in September 2016 after 16 months. For the last eight months, Herring has served as chief academic officer at Jefferson County Public Schools.

5/5/2017

After several days of private collaboration among lawmakers, one major late-night rewrite and some last-minute tweaks, senators unanimously passed a sweeping education bill—the main feature of which is to address excessive testing in Florida's public schools.

5/5/2017

Learnosity has launched Learnosity Partner Network, a global network aiming to foster greater collaboration among technology companies, developers and content providers in the education technology community. The network will initially cover three distinct partner categories: content, customization and integration, and technical and features.

5/5/2017

Teaching Channel’s library of more than 1,000 teaching videos will now seamlessly integrate into the Performance Matters Platform. Within the Performance Matters Educator Growth and Student Growth solutions, teachers now have instant access to the online library, which can be searched by Common Core State Standard, grade level, subject, topic or teaching strategy.

5/5/2017

The New Haven USD's board has appointed Arlando Smith as its new superintendent. He has been with the California school district since 2012, first serving as chief academic officer and then as co-superintendent since 2013.

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.

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