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2/10/2015

2/10/2015

The Louisiana district's school board nixed a controversial policy that required employees to fill out forms each year if they want union dues deducted from their paychecks. The move could be seen as a step towards reconciliation with the parish teachers union, after four years of strained relations.

2/10/2015

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

2/10/2015

Daniel Zorn has been chosen as the next superintendent for the Washington district. He has been assistant superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools in northwest Montana for 16 years.

2/10/2015

Starting in March, families applying to full-day pre-K for next school year will be able to apply to both public school and community-based programs in one place. The single application is part of New York City's continued effort to bring both types of programs together under one tent.

2/10/2015

Utah high school students might have to pass a 100-question civics test to graduate. The state Senate preliminarily approved SB60 requiring students to score at least 70 percent on the same test immigrants must take to become naturalized U.S. citizens.

2/10/2015

Follett debuted summer school reading and math bundles geared to students who will be entering grades 2-6. The summer school bundles include fiction and informational texts with lesson extension ideas, writing prompts and other elements.

2/10/2015

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

2/10/2015

The Texas school district's trustees named Joel D. Boyd as their pick for the superintendent job. Boyd has served as superintendent of public schools in Sante Fe since 2012.

2/10/2015

The nearly $80 billion program for financing community college students should be put to use where it can do more good. Let those funds go to into our high schools where they are urgently needed to prepare young people for citizenship, the workplace or college.

2/10/2015

Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. The 13-year-old Broad Foundation prize was designed to reward and encourage success in raising student achievement.

2/9/2015

2/9/2015
A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.
2/9/2015

The legislation would create a pilot charter program in Louisville and Lexington. It would allow up to five charter schools in each city, targeting lower-income students who attend a failing school.

2/9/2015
Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.
2/9/2015
Most Minnesota students go to schools with very high vaccination rates, but a few small districts have clusters of unvaccinated children.
2/9/2015

Califone International LLC unveiled the E1, E3T and E3USB earbuds, the PA283 VoiceSaver personal voice amplifier and the KB3 wireless keyboard to support preparation and testing requirements in any state.

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