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2/10/2015

2/10/2015

Mastering the English language's complicated spelling system requires abilities that most children don’t develop until well after they've started to read. Simply put, written English is great for puns but terrible for learning to read or write.

2/10/2015

Rochester Middle School Principal Valerie McKenney has been chosen as Epping School District’s superintendent for the 2015-16 academic year. She is replacing Superintendent Barbara Munsey, who is retiring.

2/10/2015

Young students go hungry in Maine. For these kids, the school meal programs are there to fill the gap. But for a number of reasons not related to need, students are not using the programs. The school systems that beat those averages are creative and proactive, and dedicated to serving more meals.

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.

2/9/2015

2/9/2015

Starting next fall, all schools in the Waterbury School District will be honoring two of the Muslim religion’s most holy days by not scheduling tests, field trips or major school events on those days.

2/9/2015

There are nearly 600 employees who must pay back about $360,000 in bonuses they received for the 2010-11 school year because their schools appeared to be hitting their academic targets. Instead, administrators at nine school buildings that received bonuses had cheated by purging the test scores of their lowest-performing students from the district’s computer system.

2/9/2015

The Erie Regional Career Planning Project is launching an "Educonomy" model in 16 school districts across Erie and Crawford Counties. The WIN Learning Career Readiness System begins with the myStrategic Compass career exploration, planning and guidance tool and also offers students college and career readiness courseware.

2/9/2015

In the little more than a year since Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed her to lead the city’s Education Department, Ms. Fariña has presided over a methodical dismantling of the policies of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s first and last chancellors, Joel I. Klein and Dennis M. Walcott.

2/9/2015

School officials violated a former student's civil rights by failing to protect him from bullies who targeted him due to his disabilities and because he is Jewish, his parents allege in a recently filed lawsuit.

2/9/2015

Apperson introduced Evo Social-Emotional, a social and emotional learning assessment system developed with Devereux allowing educators and parents to rate the frequency of student behavior over time to screen and monitor the progress of students’ skill development.

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.

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