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2/13/2015

2/13/2015

The American Heart Association is lobbying the Florida Legislature this session to pass a bill that teaches CPR. Florida's schools are meant to teach students essential life skills. Learning how to save someone's life qualifies as critical education.

2/13/2015

The new bill would allow a for-profit company to manage a charter school, but the charter governing body still retains administrative oversight. The governing body would have to provide information about the potential for-profit charter operator’s track record to the chartering authority.

2/13/2015

The national graduation rate hit a record high of 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year, according to the Department of Education. Federal initiatives such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation and School Improvement Grants were credited for gains in closing achievement and opportunity gaps among students.

2/13/2015

The Odessa-Montour Central School District Board of Education named Christopher Wood as the district’s next superintendent. He is currently the principal of the Odessa-Montour Junior-Senior High School, a position he started in 2012.

2/13/2015

Most likely, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is just seeing what any close watcher of urban districts can see. It's clear to education experts that only a few traditional urban school districts favored with both strong leadership and resources can continue to improve pretty much on their own.

2/13/2015

Between 2008 and 2013, in-school arrests dropped 34.8 percent statewide while expulsions declined 31 percent and out-of-school suspensions fell 46.5 percent, according to a report released by Connecticut Voices for Children. However, minority students face disciplinary action more often than their white peers.

2/12/2015

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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