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5/6/2015

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?

5/5/2015

5/5/2015

South Dakota’s longest-serving school superintendent, Vern DeGeest, is set to retire after nearly 40 years at the helm of Corsica's school district. Also retiring is Stickney superintendent Bob Krietlow. Scott Muckey, Corsica High School's principal, will become the superintendent for a combined Corsica-Stickney school district.

5/5/2015

School district leaders had expected to see some impact on graduation and dropout rates given the more rigorous, college-prep graduation requirements that began with the class of 2014. Yet the data shows the graduation rate dipping to 57.3 percent for black students, down from 65.5 a year earlier, and to 61.2 percent for Hispanic students from 68.7.

5/5/2015

A new law is so sweeping school officials are wondering whether a homeroom parent would need to be fingerprinted before passing out cupcakes. The new background-check requirements would apply to a wide array of adults who interact with children: school volunteers, parents, school officials, teachers, coaches, janitors and chaperones.

5/5/2015

The primary purpose of using ACT QualityCore exams is to show the readiness of Alabama students for college success. The tests were not developed by teachers who could assure instruction and feedback was provided to all students. To use such tests for grading in order to leverage student performance for the sake of a school accountability judgment is not defensible.

5/5/2015

In New Jersey, Lyndhurst School District Superintendent Tracey Marinelli was named superintendent and a principal in the Little Falls School District. She will be leaving her current Lyndhurst position to succeed William Petrick, whose resignation was approved in November by Little Falls' board.

5/5/2015

The Maine Legislature’s budget-writing committee gave preliminary approval to a new funding mechanism that is designed to ease the financial strain on traditional public schools whose students flock to a nearby charter school or a virtual charter school.

5/5/2015

School administrators say they'll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don't set aside more money for education funding. The Minnesota Senate's plan would increase per pupil funding by 1 percent in each of the next two years.

5/5/2015

Frontline Technologies has acquired My Learning Plan, a provider of K12 educator professional growth and management tools. Serving more than 1,000 customers, My Learning Plan's products include systems for professional development management, educator evaluations and evaluator training.

5/5/2015

Currently serving as the Pennsylvania district's director of teaching and learning, Anthony Barber has been selected to serve as the next superintendent of schools for the Springfield School District.

5/5/2015

Ohio state lawmakers said they have referred allegations to authorities that an online charter school failed to dis-enroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

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