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8/29/2017

8/29/2017

As millions of U.S. students start school, and economists and educators grapple with how best to prepare workers for jobs in today’s economy, there is evidence that a majority of Americans look to elementary and secondary schools to provide the building blocks people need for a successful career.

8/29/2017

To help school districts keep students safe during district-sponsored athletic practices and events, PublicSchoolWORKS created a suite of concussion related safety training for coaches and officials, teachers, school nurses or other staff clinicians, and students.

8/29/2017

After years of building up experience in Oklahoma and Kansas, Hester recently returned home to Arkansas and settled into the community of Batesville. Michael Hester began as superintendent of the Batesville School District after serving as assistant superintendent of secondary education at the Topeka Public Schools in Kansas.

8/29/2017

Public school students in Houston won’t be starting school until at least September 5, as the powerful storm dubbed Harvey continues to swirl overhead. Out of 325 schools and administrative buildings, about 45 have some water damage. The biggest needs are basic items, including clothes, student uniforms and school supplies.

8/29/2017

CatchOn has joined the Google for Education’s Partner Program. It is an administrative tool that provides district leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.

8/29/2017

Lawmakers writing the next state budget voted to include a $639 million funding increase for Wisconsin schools—about $10 million less than the record amount Gov. Scott Walker proposed earlier this year. The committee also increased the household income limits for participation in the statewide private voucher school program.

8/29/2017

After a few years of turmoil with superintendent and leadership turnover, the low number of new principal assignments in Minneapolis is a clear sign of stability under Superintendent Ed Graff, who is starting his second year in the school district’s top job.

8/28/2017

8/28/2017

A public school board in Durham County voted to to revise the dress code to ban the Confederate flag, Ku Klux Klan symbols, swastikas and other hate symbols from its dress code. In addition to the removal of one building's name, Durham Schools' administration is reviewing of the names of all of its schools and buildings.

8/28/2017

Oxnard Union High School District has chosen Discovery Education as its strategic partner in creating digital education environments districtwide. All OUHSD educators will soon begin integrating Discovery Education’s Streaming Plus service into instruction.

8/28/2017

A group that advocates for the separation of church and state is having issues about Christian events held in an Alabama public school system. The Freedom From Religion Foundation says evangelical performances held earlier this month at a middle school and high school in Sylacauga violate the constitutional idea of keeping church and state apart.

8/28/2017

Wealthy schools can raise eye-popping amounts from fundraising that add to the opportunities for well-off students, while the neediest schools struggle to keep up.

8/28/2017

In Highline Public Schools, district officials have set a goal of graduating all students as bilingual by 2026. But they are coming across one big hurdle to making that happen: Where do you find enough bilingual educators to teach those students in multiple languages? Recruiters already travel to job fairs and the district is helping bilingual instructional aides to become teachers.

8/28/2017

ScholarChip has fully integrated ABE (Alternative Behavior Educator) into its suite of services. The new ScholarChip-ABE continues its tight and seamless integration with PowerSchool and adds additional tools with Infinite Campus, Skyward, eSchoolPlus and other Student Information Systems.

8/28/2017

Philly's public school principals ratified a new contract, nudging their school district ever closer to labor stability. Members of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators Teamsters Local 502—which represents Philadelphia principals, assistant principals and other administrators—approved the pact by an overwhelming 91 percent majority.

8/28/2017

It’s also important to expose kids to science early and get them excited about the practices that define scientific inquiry. And literature may be the perfect starting point. Stories are full of tension, conflict and dilemmas that make wonderful departure points for engineering projects that weave subjects together.

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