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8/3/2016

8/3/2016

The more than 35,000 Ohio students enrolled in online charter schools aren’t learning as much as their peers in brick-and-mortar schools and are dragging down the state’s charter-school system, a new study has found.

8/3/2016

Voters in Jefferson County will be asked in November to approve a $535 million bond issue—the largest amount of money ever requested by the state’s second-largest public school district—to make widespread improvements to buildings and facilities in the 86,000-student district.

8/3/2016

The on-site course series for educators, available now to school districts, covers a range of topics in educational technology, including simplifying complex text, transforming reading programs, increasing information literacy and more.

8/3/2016

This controversial resolution on a moratorium of the expansion of Charter Schools in America reaffirms a 2014 resolution that “the NAACP opposes the privatization of public schools and/or public subsidizing or funding of for-profit or charter schools.”

8/3/2016

A Sacramento school is making a trip to the dentist easier for students. Harmon Johnson Elementary offers a virtual dental home, where a dental hygienist takes X-rays and an off-site dentist has access to review the students' records. Lawmakers are considering a bill to expand the program statewide. Oregon, Hawaii and Colorado are testing the program now.

8/2/2016

8/2/2016

More rigorous mathematics and English language arts standards await students who return to schools across Oklahoma. Lawmakers also repealed the seven end-of-instruction exams required for high school graduation.

8/2/2016

Joe Candela, an Ubly graduate, is returning home to the school district as its new leader. He was previously the superintendent for the Almont School District.

8/2/2016

More than 60 percent of Florida’s fourth-graders are not proficient readers and almost three-quarters of eighth-graders are not proficient in math. Almost a quarter of Florida students did not graduate from high school on time. There is a correlation between educational attainment and income. Children must be prepared for employment that enables economic self-sufficiency

8/2/2016

The school board and new Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Superintendent Albert G. Ganem Jr. have agreed to a three-year contract. Ganem has served as Worcester's district manager of professional learning.

8/2/2016

After 10 years, thousands of public comments and contentious debates, the California Department of Education has rewritten the history standards for California’s more than 6.2 million public school students. The 900-page rewrite is expected to show up in textbooks by 2018.

8/2/2016

Chalk & Wire's MyMantl will provide a way for K12 and higher education learners, educators, employees and employers to track and showcase their academic and professional achievements and own their portfolio collections of learning, training, mentorship and digital credentialing.

8/2/2016

Nebraska’s first K8 virtual school recently got the blessing of the Omaha school board, while Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans gave assurances that the online program would avoid the pitfalls that have dogged virtual schools in other states.

8/2/2016

Groups of North Dakota teachers are working on new draft standards for math and English. It’s the first step in a process to improve and update those standards, which were adopted six years ago. The plan is to have the new standards finalized by the spring, and then the state will look for new assessment tests.

8/2/2016

Edgenuity gains a full K12 math and English language arts curriculum product line with the acquisition of Compass Learning, which offers software for blended learning, intervention and inquiry-based personalized learning.

8/2/2016

The study focused on 17 metrics, then ranked state education systems from best to worst. While Massachusetts finished tops in the nation, students in Louisiana ranked 48th in math; 48th in reading; 45th in the dropout rate and 47th in average ACT scores.

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