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5/19/2015

5/19/2015

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has partnered with Read to Them to promote family literacy and create a culture of reading in communities across the country by getting students, staff and parents of all the elementary schools in a district reading the same book at the same time.

5/19/2015

The state is eliminating the requirement of some math assessments from the final course grades, citing a lack of independently verified statewide assessment results. Districts will need to calculate final course grades and make promotion decisions without regard to the 30 percent statutory requirement.

5/19/2015

Alabama's Dothan City school district has hired Charles Ledbetter as the new school superintendent. He is currently serving as the superintendent for Georgia's Dublin City Schools.

5/18/2015

5/18/2015

School campuses across Texas would be rated annually with letter grades of A through F – using student test scores and other measures – under a bill tentatively approved late Thursday by the House.

5/18/2015

A decade after state legislators eliminated what was regarded as one of the worst taxes in Ohio, the move continues to haunt state officials and local school districts.

5/18/2015

The Invent To Learn Guide to Fun is a new book from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press featuring an assortment of classroom-tested "maker" projects for learners of all ages.

5/18/2015

There would be more people to fill growing numbers of IT jobs if there were more computer-science graduates, and there’d be more graduates if more people could start the subject in high school. And yet it’s difficult to find a high-quality computer science class in American high schools, let alone a programming one.

5/18/2015

Only employees chosen by the school district will be approved to carry a gun. They will also be required to have a license to carry and proper training.

5/18/2015

Minneapolis Public Schools officials are switching to a new way of budgeting to ensure that the most education money follows students with the greatest need.

5/18/2015

Harvard Graduate School of Education and Expeditionary Learning unveiled the Center for Student Work, a large online resource of exemplary student projects. Teachers can use the free resource – which includes videos, writing samples and other tools – as a foundation to create their own projects.

5/18/2015

Connecticut is home to 84 magnet schools designed to bring together students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. These magnet schools make the state a rare exception in a region that increasingly accepts racially isolated schools as inevitable.

5/18/2015

More than 40 middle schools participating in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new after-school initiative have learned they will have to cancel their upcoming summer programs, just months after being told that funding would be available.

5/18/2015

On the rise are cases in which families living in districts with failing schools have been accused of “stealing an education” and have been fined for lying about where they live on official district documents. Others have been criminally charged and, in some cases, jailed.

5/18/2015

Several charter schools in Detroit are battling to keep teachers unions out.

5/18/2015

Grand Forks Public Schools sent a letter to parents via email Thursday warning them of the risks of fentanyl as part of a communitywide effort to combat a recent spurt in deadly overdoses on the drug.

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