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2/13/2015

2/13/2015

The Texas district is scrambling to make sure nearly 600 students slated to graduate this year have met the necessary state requirements after an internal investigation revealed widespread problems, including students receiving credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly taking the same course despite passing each time.

2/12/2015

2/12/2015

The high-stakes nature of the test along with persistent questions about its utility at measuring college or career readiness have made it a political lightning rod for years. Yet it may turn out that the new Common Core standards are what finally kills off the exit exam for good.

2/12/2015

Baltimore's growing property tax base and revitalization ought to be cause for celebration, not hardship for the city's children. With lower property taxes and the subsequent effect on the state education funding for the city, the loss of funds could mean 393 fewer teachers.

2/12/2015

District charters in New Orleans are on track to cut expulsions by one third in the 2014-15 academic year, and officials say it's due to a new policy that lets administrators counsel students instead of kicking them out.

2/12/2015

The Iowa school district is utilizing GuideK12’s SchoolSearch to provide an efficient way to share assigned school details and other information from the Iowa City Schools homepage with the parents in the community.

2/12/2015

A proposed bill would let high school students earn credit toward a diploma, while at the same time giving them an early start on earning an associate’s degree or certificate in certain fields.

2/12/2015

The Amherst Regional School District has to slice nearly $1 million from its fiscal 2016 budget, which will result in teacher and administrative cuts but would retain programming such as foreign languages.

2/12/2015

Voters approved the construction of a new $48.8 million middle school in Cloquet, but voted down building a new auditorium along with it.

2/12/2015

Only 45 percent of low-income children who eat lunch at school in Pennsylvania also eat a school breakfast, according to a report released by a national food research group. Pennsylvania's score was several percentage points below the national average.

2/12/2015

Gryphon House Inc. has released Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum to help educators turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula.

2/12/2015

A groundswell of support for informing parents about the right to allow their child to take a pass on standardized tests is gaining momentum in Philadelphia. Some teachers believe they are fully within their rights to share information from a state-issued handout on testing, which includes opting out of the exam.

2/12/2015

Residents want more accountability from schools but aren't sure standardized tests are the way to achieve it, according to a new Monmouth University Poll. Among parents, only 58 percent had heard about PARCC, despite growing backlash against the tests in some communities.

2/12/2015

The two companies have partnered to distribute Cantata Learning's product line through direct and wholesale channels. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release this year.

2/12/2015

The passage of the bond will begin the construction of safe rooms in selected schools throughout the Oklahoma district as gymnasiums, band rooms, media centers and classroom additions will be built to do double duty.

2/12/2015

The House passed a bill to change the way attendance is counted for the state's public school funding formula. MAEP funding will be based on enrollment, not average daily attendance. However, if a school's average daily attendance drops below 95 percent, it would have to use daily attendance instead of enrollment.

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