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6/2/2015

6/2/2015

Schools need to educate parents about the warning signs of bullying, the mood and behavior changes that indicate a student is being victimized. They need to educate students and parents about the limitations of official responses, to let victims know not to expect immediate and dramatic intervention but to understand the importance of speaking up.

6/2/2015

The Miccosukee Indian School is the first tribal school to receive a waiver for some requirements of the federal education regulations. The school will be allowed to use a different definition of what is known as “adequate yearly progress,” a standard in the no-child regulations.

6/2/2015

In the end, Senate leaders had no interest in dealing with school finance during the 2015 legislative session, while House leaders did not want the Senate’s $100 million plan to let public school students transfer to private or religious schools at state expense.

6/2/2015

If passed, the state's truancy bill would require charter and cyber charter school teachers and principals to report to their administrator if a child has missed three days without a valid excuse.

6/2/2015

IntelliBoard.net, an advanced analytics and reporting system for Learning Management Systems powered by Moodle, launched a Schools subscription plan for online schools and school districts. The plan is an enhanced version of its virtual dashboard with instant real-time analytics and unlimited reports.

6/2/2015

More Connecticut students report feeling sad and hopeless and they are seeking help at school-based health clinics. In the most recent survey, 27.2 percent of teens said they felt sad or hopeless everyday for two weeks or more.

6/2/2015

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned in the wake of the federal probe of a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district handed her former employer.

6/1/2015

6/1/2015

No sector — not local governments, school districts, court systems, public universities or hospitals — misspends tax dollars like charter schools in Ohio.

6/1/2015

Scholastic Corporation has completed the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business segment to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, including the equity in International Center for Leadership in Education and Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., for $575 million.

6/1/2015

Citing the historic U.S. Supreme Court case that led to integration of America’s public schools, a handful of Memphis parents and teachers are suing Shelby County Schools over a recent school closing, claiming that its students will receive an “inferior and unequal” education at the school to which they are being reassigned.

6/1/2015

Under a $4.6 million deal approved by the Board of Education last week, the district will install WiFi in all of its 109 schools by the end of next school year. The federal government will pay 85 percent of the project’s cost.

6/1/2015

Despite its lack of validity and untested predictive value, the Smarter Balanced Consortium has already determined that most students in Connecticut will fail the Spring 2015 test.

6/1/2015

Student messages on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County school district as part of a new program to curb cyberbullying, crime on campus and suicide.

6/1/2015

Two years after California passed a law that permits transgender youth to use whatever bathroom they wish, school districts continue to grapple with compliance, though major strides have been made.

6/1/2015

Literacy for All Young Learners offers 65 research-based strategies tied to the Common Core State Standards to support literacy learning with children from pre-K through third grade.

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