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5/7/2015

5/7/2015

Teacher contract talks in Chicago are off to a rocky start, with the debt-burdened district demanding a 7 percent pay cut and increases in health insurance premiums.

5/7/2015

Momentous Institute and AT&T, through the AT&T Aspire initiative, have released three mobile apps that use the social emotional health practices developed by Momentous Institute. The free apps include a deep breathing exercise app, one that focuses on good feelings and releasing worries and a third that works to reduce distractions.

5/7/2015

The current education system doesn’t give students a clear reason to be persistent. On the traditional A-F grading scale, kids move on to the next subject whether they’ve learned all the information or not. A better idea is to tap into kids' passions and help students develop grit around the things that really matter to them.

5/7/2015

Schools in Massachusetts are not even close to having the recommended number of psychologists present. With a million students and approximately 900 school psychologists, there's only one psychologist per 1,100 students, which is well below the national guideline of one per 500-700 students.x

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

Seattle’s teachers voted to hold a one-day strike, joining colleagues in about two dozen other school districts that have staged or are planning similar walkouts to pressure state lawmakers to budget more money for lower class sizes and higher teachers’ wages.

5/6/2015

Cambridge High School will be the nation’s first public high school to have a building completely dedicated to veterinary science. The building will feature lab space, a classroom and a 2,160-square-foot pole barn.

5/6/2015

The two companies are working together to support SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS customers with implementing online student enrollment, registration, school choice and lottery solutions.

5/6/2015

This year, a move to take politics out of the process that drives billions of dollars in state aid to public schools is injecting another level of intrigue as Gov. Tom Wolf seems determined to give schools their biggest-ever one-year increase while an education funding commission is charged with producing an objective formula to distribute the aid.

5/6/2015

The Missouri city's council approved a measure to increase cooperation between the Columbia Public School District, Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to improve the handling of minors who allegedly commit crimes or offenses over which the district can exercise disciplinary power.

5/6/2015

Opinions vary on whether or not the Cleveland County School system is doing enough to bring in minority applicants to fill its leadership and teaching vacancies. The effort to improve minority hiring in schools should be a grassroots effort by the school district, NAACP, the community and the state legislature.

5/6/2015

A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education and states that Texas law requires more attention must be spent on abstinence than other behaviors.

5/6/2015

Efforts to limit sugary drinks and junk foods in California elementary schools appear to have resulted in fewer kids who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. However, the benefits were limited to children at wealthier schools.

5/6/2015

Given the workload and headaches that come along with being a chief recovery officer for a struggling school district, there must be some reasonable compensation. But if the officer is put in place to right a district's financial ship, shouldn't that compensation be pretty frugal?

5/6/2015

Chartwells K12 School Dining Services will offer FOODPLAY - a national theater show about healthy eating and active living - to the 35,200 children and family members it serves at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

5/6/2015

House and Senate members spent more than a week working out the differences between their versions of a bill modifying the school transfers law, which allows children in nearly 90 unaccredited school districts to transfer to higher-performing ones.

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