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10/3/2017

10/3/2017

Todd Davies, who served the Pottsgrove School District for 16 years as a teacher and administrator, and then climbed the leadership ladder in 2013 to become assistant superintendent in the Exeter Township School District, was named as the new superintendent of the West York Area School District.

10/3/2017

As a cost-saving measure, consolidation can help save a struggling district.

10/3/2017

IXL Learning introduced IXL Spanish as its first world language curriculum, covering Level 1 Spanish curriculum for middle school and high school students. IXL goes beyond teaching the mechanics of the Spanish language to educate students about the different cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

10/3/2017

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the Legislature’s latest efforts to provide adequate and fair funding for schools still falls short. The decision that the current system is unconstitutional will send the issue back to the Legislature with orders to add more funding to school district budgets statewide next year.

10/3/2017

The American public thinks government school teachers are underpaid, until they learn how much they actually make, a new poll has found. Respondents estimated the 2015-16 national average salary of U.S. K12 public school teachers to be $40,587, more than 30 percent below the real figure of $58,064.

10/2/2017

10/2/2017

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, Lyon County School District and Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program will provide video coaching to educators via Edthena to enrich educators’ professional learning.

10/2/2017

A report found that the students who pursue dual-credit coursework tend to have higher academic aptitudes that explain their superior college performance, calling into question whether the early collegiate studies warrant annual state spending that has grown to $54 million.

10/2/2017

Students will have a dizzying array of "college and career pathways" to choose from next year, but they'll need to choose carefully. The Indiana district's new "all-choice" high school model means students won't have to change schools if they move to a new address, and the district plans to discourage moving between high schools at all.

10/2/2017

Most of us understand the importance of children having good attendance at school, but a new study suggests that Rhode Islanders should also be concerned about the attendance of teachers. It reveals that 37 percent of public school district teachers miss more than 10 days of school a year.

10/2/2017

The lack of diversity among public school teachers is “significant,” and the state should take steps to hire more minority educators, according to an analysis by a task force the state created this year. Minority students comprise about 49 percent of the population, while only 21 percent of teachers are minorities.

10/2/2017

Overcoming Obstacles, a nonprofit life skills curriculum publisher, announced the publication of its elementary-level curriculum, completing its suite of free K12 life skills activities and lessons with a focus on communication, decision-making and goal setting.

10/2/2017

Achieve3000 is taking the research from Visible Learning for Literacy, a book written by Drs. Douglas Fisher, John Hattie and Nancy Frey, to launch a new instructional model called Read-Discuss-Read. It is designed to increase student comprehension through repeated readings, classroom discussion and debate.

10/2/2017

Think back to grade school for a moment and envision that one teacher who could captivate you more than any other. Did that teacher look a bit like you? One recent study says: probably. Surveyed students reported putting forth more effort in school and having higher college aspirations.

10/2/2017

A drop in football enrollment is forcing some districts to make tough program cuts, and is inspiring others to seek creative ways to keep the sport afloat.

10/2/2017

In the latest in the ongoing argument between the West Virginia Citizens Defense League and the City of Charleston, a judge has ruled that people cannot carry when the board of education leases a municipal recreation center for school-sponsored events.

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