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2/4/2015

2/4/2015

Senate Bill 2 would allow certain high school students to enroll in a college or university if they can pass a college entrance exam and have completed freshman- and sophomore-level high school course work. When they complete a degree or certificate program, their college-level courses would satisfy 11th- and 12th-grade requirements.

2/4/2015

Texas public schools are adrift in a sea of red ink. Voters bear some responsibility for Texas' emerging local debt crisis as they have approved most school bond proposals over the years. But with the absence of pertinent financial information at the ballot box, it's little wonder that local debt has become a major problem.

2/4/2015

More than 700 titles have been added to the Capstone Interactive eBooks collection. Among the newly added eBooks are titles from Capstone’s licensing collaborations with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, Sports Illustrated Kids, and the Smithsonian Institution.

2/4/2015

Created using Google’s Chromium open source operating system, Neverware's CloudReady is a cloud-based operating system which enables PCs running CloudReady to be used in a classroom together with Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education and Google Admin.

2/4/2015

Two new programs in Providence are targeting gender and socioeconomic disparities in the technology sector. Brown University students have partnered with Girls Who Code and local start-up Intracity Geeks to help equalize opportunities in tech by teaching girls and local middle school students to code.

2/4/2015

The superintendent and school board of Montgomery County have agreed to part ways, beginning the search for a new chief to lead the largest school district in Maryland. He will leave months before his four-year contract would have ended in June.

2/4/2015

City council members are calling for an overhaul of school disciplinary practices, where they say black and Hispanic kids are often disproportionately punished for misbehaving. They are asking to reduce the number of suspensions in the schools, increase access to guidance counselors, and improve relations between students and school safety agents.

2/4/2015

Even as it faces a significant budget crunch next year, a New Jersey school district’s curriculum department is still planning on investing $1 million in technology suitable for new standardized tests.

2/4/2015

Nearly 20 percent of high-school students took at least one career and technical education class last year at both traditional vocational schools and comprehensive high schools, according to New Jersey’s School Performance Reports.

2/3/2015

2/3/2015

Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public schools and government meetings won approval from the Wyoming House of Representatives. The bill would repeal “gun-free zones” carved out around elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities.

2/3/2015
The city says it is looking to hire 400 new teachers for the next school year, and there’s a new application process to make it easier.
2/3/2015

The second-largest school district in South Carolina recently selected Kronos Incorporated workforce management solutions for deployment in the Kronos Cloud. Kronos solutions will be used by more than 6,000 employees across 84 schools and other specialized programs.

2/3/2015

Ron Hanson has been named as the new superintendent for the North Platte Public Schools. He is currently assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Papillion-LaVista, a district of approximately 11,000 students.

2/3/2015

The Colorado House Education Committee killed a bill that would have stopped expansion of the breakfast after the bell program to additional schools and students.

2/3/2015

Last year, 109 of the 403 schools in the eight Western New York counties made zero reports under the Dignity Act, according to data released by the State Education Department. More than half of the region's schools self-reported five or fewer incidents of harassment and discrimination.

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