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2/6/2015

2/6/2015

Aldine Independent School District has migrated to Schoology's core learning management system for managing curriculum, virtual instruction, credit recovery, staff development and other educational initiatives.

2/6/2015

The San Mateo County Board of Education denied the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's petition to open a K8 charter within the Menlo Park City School District. It was determined that the plan contained too many deficiencies, including the absence of transitional kindergarten.

2/6/2015

The California school district's school board voted 3-2 to oust Superintendent Mark Sutton during a special board meeting. Board members did not discuss why Sutton was dismissed, though many suspected longtime tensions with a board member were the reason.

2/6/2015

Follett Corporation has invested in Vocabulary.com, a global online adaptive learning platform that takes a personalized approach toward driving vocabulary proficiency and literacy development.

2/6/2015

The Georgia General Assembly is about to change the lives of 8,000 people never able to graduate high school because they failed part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. A proposed bill would free former Georgia high school students from having to pass the test to earn their diplomas.

2/6/2015

The Montclair district has partnered with the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation to launch the Project Oasis Student Support Program for suspended high school students. The pilot program — which has three locations — offers a structured learning environment and mentoring to suspended students.

2/6/2015

The Bloomfield School District Board of Education has selected Kim Mizell to succeed Joe Rasor as the district's next superintendent. Mizell is currently the executive director of Northwest Regional Education Center No. 2, which provides support programs for school districts.

2/5/2015

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.

2/5/2015

About 800 school construction projects are piled up in the state Education Department awaiting review, delaying work for months and months and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The backlog means it can take about six months before staff even begin their review of a particular project.

2/5/2015

John Thomas School of Discovery recently became the first public school in Missouri to receive STEM accreditation for the instruction it does in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

2/5/2015

In connection to the Edison school district's lawsuit against its insurance company, a judge has ruled that state regulations apply to the district's policy regarding upgrades. The James Monroe Elementary School, which burned down in 2014, will cost $28 million to rebuild, but so far the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group has offered only $9 million.

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.

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