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5/12/2015

5/12/2015

Computer-based testing of the ACT will be available next year in the 18 states and additional districts that require students — typically juniors — to take the ACT during the school day. About 1 million students could be affected.

5/12/2015

Shell Squad Adventures is a new kindergarten readiness software that combines automated progression rules with advanced gaming functionality to teach preschoolers 18 core early literacy and math skills.

5/12/2015

The Alpine Board of Education has named Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. Jarman has worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High, and served as principal of Provo High School for seven years.

5/12/2015

The number of children enrolled in state-funded preschool programs nationwide increased modestly by about 8,500 seats during the 2013-14 school year—an increase of 4 percent for 3-year-olds and 29 percent for4-year-olds served by these programs.

5/12/2015

Massachusetts' superintendents want lawmakers to comb through all the edicts and mandates that they've passed down to schools, and begin to streamline them. Get rid of repetition and time-wasters, and give them back the time and money that they need to do their jobs.

5/12/2015

The new Transparent Language Online includes new features such as a fresh interface, practice activities and customized guidance.

5/11/2015

5/11/2015

Texas Educational Solutions and StudyDog are teaming up to offer Texas schools a summer program to prepare Limited English Proficient (LEP) students for kindergarten and first grade reading. Schools are required by the state to offer LEP programs over the summer recess.

5/11/2015

Fairfax is the largest school system in Virginia with more than 186,000 students. School board member Ryan McElveen, a proponent behind the amendment, said the proposal is designed to bring a "new age of respect," for transgender individuals.

5/11/2015

Education is dominated by disputes over priorities, largely because of politics and limited funding. Some people, for example, think arts instruction is financial quicksand, while some believe that sports don’t belong in the schools.

5/11/2015

Instead of lowering the standards, change the standards so that all students are prepared for the world outside high school and not just for the insular world of colleges and universities.

5/11/2015

Special education teachers and providers at a Flagstaff school must receive more training by early October or risk a loss in federal funding, Arizona education officials said.

5/11/2015

The factors that lead to suicide are extremely complex, and simple lines cannot be drawn between academic stress and young people taking their own lives. But there's been a great deal of soul-searching about the pressures on high school students in the wake of these deaths.

5/11/2015

This goes beyond being an educational issue. It is a civil rights issue.

5/11/2015

Efforts to revamp the evaluation process were spurred by Utah lawmakers' passage in 2012 of a bill requiring teachers to be ranked on a 4-point scale, with only those earning top rankings eligible for scheduled salary increases.

5/11/2015

More independent schools are pushing to redefine what it means to teach health, shattering the stereotype of awkward classes and squirming students.

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