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1/27/2017

1/27/2017

Maine schools, communities, parents and government should take a cue from Iceland, a country that dramatically turned around its rates of teen substance use in under two decades thanks to a radical shift in focus. The country turned away from talking about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and instead put its energy into supporting healthy alternatives to drugs—or “natural highs.”

1/27/2017

The Brentwood School Board hired Brian Lane, deputy superintendent at Mehlville School District, to lead the Missouri district starting July 1. Current Superintendent David Faulkner will retire on June 30. He has worked in public education for three decades.

1/27/2017

Arizona school districts estimate the state's new minimum-wage hike will cost them a combined $11.5 million over the next six months, most of which will pay wages of employees outside the classroom. School leaders are asking for additional state funding to mitigate the cost of raising the minimum wage and providing paid sick days.

1/27/2017

Promethean introduced the ActivPanel with InGlass touch and writing technology and ClassFlow Desktop, an interactive lesson delivery software. ActivPanel’s InGlass provides a built-in digital whiteboard for free-form handwriting and drawing, saving and sending capabilities, and a simultaneous touch and pen surface.

1/27/2017

For the older folks among us, a memo from state education officials in the spring of 2011 that cursive writing would no longer be a part of the required curriculum came as a bit of a shock. What would become of a future generation of adults unable to sign their own names? Yet another law dictating what teachers should teach is neither needed nor probably welcomed.

1/27/2017

With a $621 million price tag, Superintendent James Lane's plan to enhance education in Chesterfield Public Schools breaks down into three major categories: compensation, retirement and academic enhancements. To start, every full-time staff member will get a raise that will increase to 10 percent over the next five years.

1/27/2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive actions, in which he promised to crack down on people in the country illegally and withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities, a tide of school officials struck back, promising to protect such students and their families.

1/27/2017

BloomBoard and Spring Branch ISD have partnered to launch multiple new competency-based professional learning programs to over 2,400 educators across the district. Six learning programs have been designed for the 2016-17 school year, focusing on new teacher induction, leadership training, blended learning and more.

1/27/2017

One of the hurdles we often encounter with employers is the lack of funds to give young people vital work experiences. Funding for job training is imperative. What this critical, youth workforce development movement needs most is universal advocacy and the will to provide internships for every high school student in the region.

1/26/2017

1/26/2017

Expanding school choice for parents who want options to public schools has gained momentum, the chairman of the Iowa House Education Committee said. But he cautioned that it will be difficult to expand those options for families who enroll nearly 33,000 students in non-public K12 education this year if there is a cost to the state.

1/26/2017

The state's transgender students would be barred from school locker rooms, shower rooms and changing rooms, according to a new measure that is similar to the one Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed last session. Separate accommodations would be established for those students who don't want to use accommodations not corresponding with their gender identity.

1/26/2017

With the district looking at emptied reserves and a spiral of short-term borrowing that's near its limit, a Chicago Board of Education member raised the prospect of shortening the city's school year to save money, though officials held off on publicly outlining steps being weighed to fill a budget gap.

1/26/2017

The state's Board of Public Works reinstated $10 million of school construction money for Baltimore city and Baltimore County, after the Maryland school districts presented plans to install air conditioning in overheated classrooms. The city plans to cool all of its schools within five years, and the county has plans to install air conditioning within four years.

1/26/2017

For years, sixth-graders in N.C. public schools were only allowed to serve as managers on their school teams. But the state's board of education recently decided to let individual school districts decide, and several teams throughout the state have opened their teams to younger students. The only sport where sixth-graders are still not allowed to compete statewide is football.

1/26/2017

Four of the latest BrightLink interactive ultra short-throw presentation displays for education offer wireless content sharing, crisp image quality with up to full HD resolution and a bright, readable interactive image up to 100 inches.

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