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5/15/2015

5/15/2015

Vermont House and Senate negotiators have the framework of a deal in place on education reform. The bill encourages school districts to consolidate to expand student offerings and to try to save taxpayer money.

5/15/2015

Gov. Larry Hogan has decided to take $68 million that lawmakers set aside for schools and use it to shore up the state's pension system instead — disappointing school officials in Baltimore and other large districts around the state.

5/15/2015

Neshaminy School District Superintendent Robert L. Copeland has offered his resignation after accepting a position as the superintendent of the Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County.

5/15/2015

California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled.

5/15/2015

Chicago Public Schools principals were warned this week by interim CEO Jesse Ruiz that school budgets for the year beginning July 1 are not coming until the General Assembly works out a deal to alleviate the district's $700 million pension payment this year and overall $9 million pension liability.

5/15/2015

Science Channel and Discovery Education, in partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc. and Maker Ed, are launching a new STEM education program in a Fulton County Schools elementary school to ignite students’ curiosity about STEM and provide professional development to educators.

5/14/2015

5/14/2015

The Pennsylvania school district is considering outsourcing its health services as a way to expand medical services—a move that might mean privatizing jobs held by unionized school nurses.

5/14/2015

Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

5/14/2015

The State Board of Education agreed to implement a survey that asks students about drug use, sexual habits, and other health issues, ending months of controversy that centered on the voluntary nature of the biennial questionnaire.

5/14/2015

The Assembly Education Committee rejected Republican legislation that would have repealed a highly controversial limit on local school district budget reserves that was enacted last year.

5/14/2015

The state’s Supreme Court justices said the state doesn’t give districts enough funding to cover the true cost of a basic public education. This includes teacher salaries, which are now funded about 80 percent by the state and 20 percent from local levy funds. This had led to a disparity in teacher wages across the state.

5/14/2015

San Bernardino County - with more than 400,000 students - has integrated security and endpoint systems management solutions from Dell, including Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewalls, Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances and Dell PowerEdge blade servers.

5/14/2015

Stillwater-area voters approved a $97.5 million bond referendum that will fund a districtwide renovation of school facilities and the construction of a new elementary school.

5/14/2015

Trained school employees, either reserve peace officers or those who hold a security guard license, will be allowed to carry a handgun on school property after Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2014.

5/14/2015

Under a new agreement with Dell, Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be embedded in the firmware of Android-powered Dell mobile devices for security and data risk management.

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