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5/8/2015

5/8/2015

Washoe County's former public school superintendent Pedro Martinez will be taking over the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. The district is one of 15 serving the San Antonio area and has about 55,000 students.

5/8/2015

Joseph School District hired Joseph Charter School’s athletic director and sixth-grade teacher, Lance Homan, to take over the district’s superintendent position. He will take over the position from retiring Superintendent Rhonda Shirley.

5/8/2015

Idaho should make dual-credit high school programs and community service opportunities more widely available to rural Hispanic students. Solutions don’t need to be dollar-intensive. What’s needed is to find innovative ways to more meaningfully engage parents, community members and local businesses in students’ learning.

5/8/2015

Google has announced teacher-focused updates to its Classroom mobile application. Teachers can now create, grade and post assignments and announcements as well as offer students private feedback.

5/8/2015

The Water Valley CSD is bringing in Michael McInnis, currently an assistant superintendent in the Grenada School District, as its new superintendent. He will replace retiring Superintendent Kim Chrestman.

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

The New Jersey city's schools should add more social services and community programming to tackle issues of poverty afflicting local neighborhoods, a group of education advocates said. The group advocated that the district could work with local nonprofit organizations to support a wider range of student needs.

5/7/2015

State lawmakers’ months-long impasse on school funding may be close to an end. A legislator posted that legislative leaders have agreed to a compromise of a 1.25-percent increase in K12 public school funding plus a one-time appropriation of $55 million.

5/7/2015

Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its students. The Legislature has worked on developing a strong teacher evaluation program for four years, and now it should finish the task.

5/7/2015

Voters approved Edina Public Schools’ $125 million plan to renovate all of its schools, improve security and add on to the high school.

5/7/2015

A state representative is demanding a thorough investigation into a report that an online charter school has been collecting taxpayer money for students who were no longer attending the school. The Ohio Virtual Academy has been accused of reporting attendance of students who should have been withdrawn for truancy.

5/7/2015

According to the latest numbers recently released by the Florida Department of Education, the top eight schools, with reported fights, are all in Miami-Dade County. A middle school was in the top spot with 188 reported fights last school year.

5/7/2015

Sixteen additional career and technical education courses have been added to Odysseyware's offerings for the 2015-16 school year. The new courses cover a broad range of topics, including architecture, communications and government.

5/7/2015

The approved referendum in the Fort Mill school district covers funds for a third high school, a new middle school, an aquatics center, a training facility, land for future schools and more.

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