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2/6/2015

2/6/2015

Through Fuel Education’s PEAK, PresenceLearning and Fuel Education are offering a live, online special education solution that provides schools and districts access to a nationwide network of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and mental health/behavioral health professionals.

2/6/2015

An investigation discovered widespread, potentially dangerous problems with the state's school buses with nearly 65 percent failing their state inspection, according to Maine State Police reports.

2/6/2015

To require that Oregon high schools give full schedules to four out of every five students without a way of funding it will only make already large class sizes even larger. This unfunded mandate is likely to fail unless much greater investment in public education is made.

2/6/2015

The Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees voted to hire their next superintendent from within. Laura Hickson, the district's assistant superintendent of instruction, will replace V. Keith Callicutt, who will retire June 30.

2/5/2015

2/5/2015

Allowing guns on Nevada's school campuses has its obvious drawbacks. But recent school shootings are clear evidence that “gun-free zones” are ineffective at stopping violence at schools. Since there are not enough cops to patrol all schools, finding the right policy that both protects rights and ensures safety is difficult.

2/5/2015

The state school board reviewed terms of the four-year experiment in virtual charter schools. The school board wants K12 Inc. and Connections Education to provide computers and internet access to students whose families cannot afford them. The board is also considering excluding children who don't have an adult to oversee their classwork.

2/5/2015

Offering full-day kindergarten for residents of School District 41 will require new construction with a cost between $15 million and $30 million. Plan options include modifying existing school buildings, building an early learning center or building a new K5 school.

2/5/2015

Some say it's about building more great schools and developing great teachers who transform kids' lives. Vocal critics often cite that more needs to be done to address poverty, which remains the single greatest correlate of education outcomes. Why can't we do both?

2/5/2015

Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a biennial budget that would cut property taxes, keep public school funding in Wisconsin largely flat over two years, cut some 400 state positions and drastically expand school choice programs in the state.

2/5/2015

Worthington Schools in Ohio is the latest school district to sign on with Kajeet, which recently partnered with a national 4G LTE digital network to connect more than 13,000 school districts to safe, affordable mobile broadband for at-risk students.

2/5/2015

Project NextTech is a two-semester course that provides project-based instruction to help students develop technology proficiency, information literacy and media literacy skills. The content for Project NextTech is based on curriculum developed by the nonprofit Generation YES.

2/5/2015

A proposal is being pushed that would allow federal dollars to follow students from school to school, as a way to increase equity for low-income families. But an issue brief argues the proposal would actually strip the neediest schools of much-needed resources.

2/5/2015

There’s little support among local officials for a bill that seeks to give North Dakota’s sheriffs the power to close schools if they believe the weather is too unsafe for travel. House Bill 1380 also takes school districts off the hook for days lost if sheriffs close schools.

2/5/2015

The latest release of iboss Network Security's APT defense solution, FireSphere, uses the company’s network traffic anomaly monitoring technology to provide enhanced protection against malware.

2/5/2015

What policy leaders and lawmakers need to assess is how much control they are willing to give up in order to grant sufficient latitude to teachers and administrators to take risks in designing study plans and class structures.

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