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10/19/2017

10/19/2017

 The rural-urban skirmish over state tax dollars dominated the debate into whether reform is needed in distribution of state lottery money and sales taxes, the role state and local bonds should play, and other funding mechanisms to build and repair school facilities.

10/19/2017

Local school leaders made their way to Annapolis as a part of what has been tagged as the "beg-a-thon." The yearly pitch for school construction funding was moved from January to October, which is well ahead of when the state starts to make big budget decisions.

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

What is going to change football is oversight by parents. More and more children will be barred from participating in potentially dangerous activities until rules change the basic makeup of the game.

10/18/2017

Starting with this year’s eighth graders, Philadelphia’s four career and technical education high schools will admit students via lottery. There will no longer be any admissions criteria other than students showing interest. The high schools' alumni are vowing to fight the change.

10/18/2017

Empatico, KIND Foundation's multi-year initiative, is specifically designed for 8-10-year-olds to practice communication and leadership skills through interactions with peers across the globe. The free online learning tool combines intuitive video conferencing technology with standards-based activities.

10/18/2017

There is a danger in sanitizing history. We must face the past with truth and accuracy, and the reality of what we were and what we have become. To ignore this is to fail to learn from it. Where the fine line is drawn is in what some of those symbols have become over the years.

10/18/2017

Our public schools are the nation’s second-largest public infrastructure investment after highways and bridges and many public schools are now reaching the end of their 50-year life cycle. The multipurpose use of these facilities for education, community use and election sites suggest that they are at the center of every community.

10/18/2017

A $15 million magnet high school planned by the Osceola County School District will include a 45,000-square-foot, three-story STEM-focused school situated in a 500-acre tech campus with experiment labs and flex space for students to collaborate.

10/18/2017

Vocational education used to be considered low-tech and non-academic. Not anymore. Career and technical education now requires nearly as much ELA and math as any other degree.

10/18/2017

The new Epson PowerLite S39, X39, W39, 107, 108, 109W, 970, 980W and 990U offer image quality up to 4,000 lumens of color and white brightness, long-life lamps, high resolution, and enhanced wireless technology to connect to multiple devices.

10/18/2017

A school resource officer in Kentucky who handcuffed young children acted unreasonably and violated the children’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled. The cuffs twisted the arms of the 8-year-boy behind his back.

10/18/2017

School bus companies in New York are not required to report tickets issued for red light camera violations, a state investigation found, despite nearly 300 tickets being issued in one county alone last year. The state's attorney general said violations need to be reported and should also be used to evaluate bus drivers.

10/18/2017

Vocational education used to be considered low-tech and non-academic—more about wrenches and grease than calculus and coding. Not anymore. Career and technical education now requires nearly as much ELA and math as any other degree. The lines are blurring, and for good reason.

10/18/2017

With the release of the next generation of the guided reading software called Reading Assistant Plus, Scientific Learning Corp. offers schools an enhanced digital tool to quickly and effectively develop students’ fluency, prosody and comprehension.

10/18/2017

The Illinois school is among a handful of schools in the country to pilot new resources developed by the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School for introducing students to the cultural studies method of teaching religion.

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