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6/1/2015

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.

6/1/2015

Opponents of shale gas drilling near the Mars Area School District campus in Middlesex, Butler County, say they will appeal Wednesday’s township decisions to approve new zoning rules that open up more than 90 percent of the township for gas drilling and development, including areas within a half-mile of the schools.

6/1/2015

A resilient economy and low unemployment have done little to stem the tide of students who are finding themselves homeless in Oklahoma.

6/1/2015

Discovery Education signed a three-year renewal of its 15-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting providing educators across Georgia access to digital learning content from Discovery Education Streaming service.

6/1/2015

What a group of middle-schoolers learned from their recent field trip to the city.

6/1/2015

New Ann Arbor Public Schools policies put the Board of Education and superintendent in charge of teacher placement, evaluations and tenure, which have been a part of the teachers union contract.

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.

5/29/2015

5/29/2015

The board of education in the Iowa district selected Tom Messinger for the position of superintendent of schools. He is currently serving as a high school principal in Burlington, Iowa — a position he has served in for the past 11 years.

5/29/2015

The governor would be blocked from chopping regional school transportation funds under a bill being pushed by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools. The group has argued a 2010 state law says regional school transportation funds can only be reduced in connection with cuts to aid known as Chapter 70.

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