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5/4/2015

5/4/2015

The Nevada State Board of Education unanimously granted the reprieve as problems plague the state's standardized tests, which were done online for the first time this year. These annual tests – given in third through eighth grade – were previously done with paper and pencil.

5/4/2015

In the fall, there will be 48 nurses employed by the district, ensuring that every school building — from high school to elementary — has a full-time nurse. A local health-care company will donate $600,000 annually over the next three years to help cover the cost of hiring 12 new nurses.

5/4/2015

The Teacher Dashboard is a classroom control product that allows teachers to manage devices and student activity, restrict or expand online access, and share educational content from a single dashboard.

5/4/2015

Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that expires June 30.

5/4/2015

Should schools mark kids' absences as unexcused even when they're missing class for valuable real-world lessons?

5/4/2015

“I remained silent on repealing Common Core and charter school legislation, but it’s time to clearly communicate that we oppose funding items in the Education Trust Fund budget that have nothing to do with education,” Limestone County Superintendent Thomas Sisk said.

5/4/2015

National Academic Group and 3rd Quote Schools have launched EDU Ready Pledge, a new tool to help schools identify education technology vendors committed to collaborations with schools, open and transparent communication, and business and data ethics.

5/1/2015

5/1/2015

Students would take fewer tests and they would be administered closer to the end of the school year under an Ohio legislative panel's recommendations. The committee also said the state should find new vendors if the companies that provide the current tests don’t revamp them.

5/1/2015

After three years with the California school district, Superintendent Nancy Lynch is returning to the northern part of the state to assume the role of superintendent of Reed USD.

5/1/2015

The new partnership between Northwest Evaluation Association and the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools will make the Measures of Academic Progress assessment available to charter school organization's members and provide access to online professional development resources through Destination PD.

5/1/2015

An amended version of a bill that would allow victims and relatives of school violence to sue school districts passed out of committee in the Colorado House. The bill would raise a school's responsibility for safety to a duty of "reasonable care" and creates an exemption to governmental immunity that protects against most lawsuits.

5/1/2015

A judge cut prison sentences by more than half for three former Atlanta educators convicted in a cheating scandal. The former administrators were each given three years in prison rather than the seven years they received at the original sentencing.

5/1/2015

The Kansas Supreme Court said that it will not consider another appeal of the ongoing school finance case until after a district court panel finishes its deliberations. The plaintiffs originally argued in 2010 that cuts made overall school funding unconstitutionally low, and that the cuts fell disproportionately on the poorest school districts.

5/1/2015

Hooked on Phonics is launching its mobile app, The Big Reading Show Classroom, on May 5. The app is an interactive exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

5/1/2015

A new bill will implement a $2 million grant program so more schools can offer breakfast in school. Schools where 70 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches would be eligible for grants to help them implement the program.

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