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8/30/2017

8/30/2017

Apex Learning middle and high school content is fully integrated into ASSIST 4.0, ASSIST LLC’s integrated education management system for K12 schools. Both schools and students can now access Apex Learning’s core subject, foreign language and elective courses directly on ASSIST.

8/30/2017

The concept sounds simple: take a good school, figure out what’s happening to make students successful, and re-create those elements to spread the success somewhere else. Could the idea of replication work for public schools? LAUSD has a chance to find out when it received two grants to give school cloning a try. The school board voted last week to approve the projects.

8/30/2017

The Illinois Senate signed off on a bipartisan measure to revamp how the state distributes money to local school districts. The legislation would allow the state to resume payments to schools after many began the academic year without funding. Gov. Bruce Rauner has pledged to sign the bill.

8/30/2017

As we reflect on our upcoming lessons as schools begin again, many of us are grappling with how to respond to the insidious events in Charlottesville. While preparing our responses to this national political crisis, we must not lose sight of the other national crisis that pervades many of districts, schools and classrooms: discriminatory discipline practices.

8/30/2017

More than 160 Texas public school districts and 30 charter schools were closed. Teachers, students and parents were unsure when classes would be in session, and who, exactly, would be reporting to which schools. The upheaval threatened schools across the state, even ones unaffected by the storm itself, as families flee to other cities.

8/30/2017

GoKid Connect is a mobility solution designed to connect schools and parents through a secure web portal and GoKid mobile app, enabling parents to quickly identify who in their school lives close by, and is willing to carpool. Additionally, GoKid announced the availability of a web app.

8/30/2017

Beyond the basic premise that we shouldn't teach children something before it's developmentally appropriate to do so, are there general principles that govern what's valuable to learn sooner rather than later? And might recognizing such principles transform the way we think about early childhood education?

8/29/2017

8/29/2017

After a few years of turmoil with superintendent and leadership turnover, the low number of new principal assignments in Minneapolis is a clear sign of stability under Superintendent Ed Graff, who is starting his second year in the school district’s top job.

8/29/2017

For at least a decade now, the driving force behind education reform has been data. But we know our students bring with them so many other factors that contribute to academic success: home atmosphere, out-of-school schedule demands, distracting physical concerns and more. These things are much harder to measure, so we don’t even try.

8/29/2017

Eighth-graders in Maine in the 2017-18 school year will be the first to adhere to proficiency-based standards.

8/29/2017

With the current total at 1,429—beating last year's record mark of 1,160—the number of emergency certified teachers is causing stress and strain on the state's education system, which ranks near the bottom in the country for teacher pay and amount spent per student. Five years ago, only 32 emergency teaching certificates were approved.

8/29/2017

Before Duval County can select a new school superintendent, the school board decided to revise its strategic plan to help in determining what type of leader is needed. Interim Superintendent Patricia Willis has been in charge since Nikolai Vitti left to lead Detroit Public Schools Community District in May.

8/29/2017

A study's assertion that students will be better served by consolidation does not mean that school choice should not also extend to residents of the small Indiana towns and rural communities supporting public school districts. The lawmakers willing to pay for a parallel system of schools through the charter and voucher programs should be consistent.

8/29/2017

By using real-time student progress and proficiency data, DreamBox Learning built a prototype that guides math educators to self-directed, on-demand professional development modules that relate to the specific mathematics topics their students are learning in class.

8/29/2017

Following some twists and turns, the Illinois House narrowly approved a historic overhaul of the way the state funds schools, a key step toward freeing up money for classrooms that also sets the stage for a Chicago Public Schools property tax hike. The measure heads to the Senate for a vote.

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