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5/1/2015

5/1/2015

Miami's Assistant Superintendent of Schools Randy Darr is resigning from his position to take the soon to be vacated position as superintendent of schools at Quapaw from retiring Superintendent Bruce Chrz.

5/1/2015

President Obama announced an initiative that would make $250 million worth of e-books available to young, low-income readers for free. The effort will work through a new app, being developed by the New York Public Library, that has the buy-in of all the major publishers.

5/1/2015

New Jersey has administered annual standardized tests peacefully for 15 years, but this year’s spring ritual was scarred by dissension due to PARCC. We can do better next year if we’re mindful of New Jersey’s testing history, steer clear of political pretext, and keep a focus on the needs of all of the state's students.

5/1/2015

The Maine Principals’ Association approved expanding the state’s high school basketball ranks from four to five classes beginning next winter. The five-class format was developed largely to address changing demographics throughout the state, including a shrinking student base and a southward population migration.

5/1/2015

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Constance Evelyn will be leaving to take on the superintendent position for the Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen.

4/30/2015

4/30/2015

Arts programs have long suffered cuts as schools adjust to meeting the growing demands of academic performance and standardized tests. Yet the Common Core standards mention the arts frequently. Students are expected to analyze paintings, music and theater and create their own works of art.

4/30/2015

The Gloucester County School Board sent more than 1,000 pages of documentation to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding a federal civil rights complaint filed by a high school transgender student. The board instituted a policy in December restricting students to either single-stall restrooms or the restrooms designated for their biological gender.

4/30/2015

Creating small high schools improves outcomes for students in the overall school district - both in new small schools and existing larger schools - according to a study of New York City schools by researchers at New York University, Syracuse University and Arizona State University.

4/30/2015

Curriculum Foundry will integrate with Google Drive starting next school year. The integration allows districts using Google Apps for Education to share the lessons, units and courses they have created in Learning.com's digital content solution.

4/30/2015

A bill that would pause the state’s obligation to reimburse school construction debt payments will become law without Gov. Bill Walker’s signature. The governor said confusion surrounding the House’s failure to adopt the effective date clause and a retroactivity provision in the bill contributed to his decision not to sign the bill.

4/30/2015

When a parent’s solution is to opt out by packing a healthier school lunch from home, we lose a potential change-maker who can make a real difference in his or her community. All children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve safe, nourishing and delicious school meals. When we abandon school food, we abandon children who could benefit from our powerful voices.

4/30/2015

A bill passed by the state Senate would force school districts to share more of their tax funding with charter schools, but critics say it may open the coffers unfairly by removing a funding exemption from the shared revenue model.

4/30/2015

SunGard K-12 Education has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the secure transmission of electronic academic credentials, including transcripts, for the nearly 1,400 public school districts and charter schools using SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS student information system.

4/30/2015

The costs for Steamboat Springs School District's four potential capital projects range from $54 million to $80 million for construction alone, and could exceed $100 million when other associated costs are added.

4/30/2015

The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments during a visit to the Ann Arbor high school in an effort to introduce students to the workings of the state's highest appellate court.

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