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2/10/2015

2/10/2015

Follett debuted summer school reading and math bundles geared to students who will be entering grades 2-6. The summer school bundles include fiction and informational texts with lesson extension ideas, writing prompts and other elements.

2/10/2015

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

2/10/2015

The Texas school district's trustees named Joel D. Boyd as their pick for the superintendent job. Boyd has served as superintendent of public schools in Sante Fe since 2012.

2/10/2015

The nearly $80 billion program for financing community college students should be put to use where it can do more good. Let those funds go to into our high schools where they are urgently needed to prepare young people for citizenship, the workplace or college.

2/10/2015

Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. The 13-year-old Broad Foundation prize was designed to reward and encourage success in raising student achievement.

2/10/2015

The San Francisco USD is trying something it hopes will address the disparities early on by hiring more black teachers. The effort revolves around a single finding: Students perform better when they can identify with their teachers.

2/9/2015

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.

2/9/2015

Most Minnesota students go to schools with very high vaccination rates, but a few small districts have clusters of unvaccinated children.

2/9/2015

Califone International LLC unveiled the E1, E3T and E3USB earbuds, the PA283 VoiceSaver personal voice amplifier and the KB3 wireless keyboard to support preparation and testing requirements in any state.

2/9/2015

It’s hard enough to pull away from addiction when you’re an adult. How do you do it as an adolescent — when you’re not yet fully formed, and your friends are everything?

2/9/2015

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said the intent is for schools to save money on energy costs and to avoid having students and staff in class during the hot and humid monsoon season.

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.

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