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9/6/2016

9/6/2016

For the kids who wake up in a shelter or a car every morning, whose parents can’t buy a week’s supply of uniforms and don’t have a laundry machine for a speed wash or even a sink for a quick scrub, uniforms are just another thing to get in trouble for. A barrier. Another rule. Another way kids facing improbable odds are being punished for something they have little control over.

9/6/2016

Number Line Touch: Multiplication is an educational puzzle-based game is designed primarily for students in grades 2-5 to develop a better understanding of multiplication and division.

9/6/2016

The state superintendent will drop attempts to change charter school rules covering the evaluations and ratings of the sponsoring organizations that approve and oversee charter schools, and just use existing ones instead.

9/6/2016

Hillsborough County Public Schools is now using Peachjar to send digital flyers directly to parents. By using this new system, the district expects to eliminate the need to print roughly 20 million sheets of paper per year.

9/6/2016

However easy or difficult it is to fire truly bad teachers, that alone won't make a crucial difference in how well our kids are educated. Instead, we should be looking for more ways to make the majority of teachers—not terrible, not great—into excellent educators.

9/6/2016

Chicago Public Schools' latest high school graduation rate showed a gain of more than 16 percentage points from five years ago. However, the data showed ongoing gender and racial disparities with a graduation rate of nearly 81 percent in the past school year for girls versus nearly 66 percent for boys.

9/6/2016

Nashville's public schools have officially joined the legal fight over state funding. Metro Schools accuses the state of not keeping its commitments related to English learners. Schools are supposed to receive additional money for each student who is a non-native English speaker.

9/6/2016

Interim Superintendent Alfredo Garcia, in his 39th year with the Rio Grande City school district, was selected by the school board to lead the district. He was named interim in May after previous Superintendent Joel Trigo resigned from the post.

9/6/2016

The platform, which supports digital classrooms by enabling lessons to be assigned, completed and graded online, now offers a more intuitive interface with new features to support students and teachers.

9/6/2016

The Texas school district approved a contract for Fernando Castillo, a 31-year employee of Donna Schools. Castillo was a deputy superintendent when he was picked to take over for Jesus Reyna.

9/2/2016

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.

9/2/2016

Michigan’s School Reform Office, which plans to make a determination by the end of the year on which low-performing schools to close, may need to slow down the possibility of closing schools in Detroit. A legal opinion states the office cannot close any failing schools in the state’s largest district until July 1, 2019.

9/2/2016

Voters in Clay County ousted the sitting schools superintendent in Florida's primary. Republican Superintendent Charlie Van Zant, who was already embroiled in controversy, lost to Addison Davis. Van Zant is facing accusations of plagiarism and inflating graduation rates in Clay.

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