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2/4/2015

2/4/2015

More technology in the classroom has long been a policy-making panacea. But mounting evidence shows that showering students, especially those from struggling families, with networked devices will not shrink the class divide in education. If anything, it will widen it.

2/4/2015

eLearning Innovation, LLC has acquired its long-term partner, Advanced E-learning Solutions, to extend eLearning Innovation’s instructional design services to offer custom elearning tool development, elearning systems integration, LMS hosting, remote administration, and helpdesk support.

2/4/2015

Virginia lawmakers are considering House Bill 1366, which would change state guidelines pertaining to sex offenders on school property. The measure is aimed at limiting school access for parents who are sex offenders and want to visit their child’s school.

2/4/2015

A new vocational school for the midcoast area is needed at an estimated cost of $25.5 million. The existing Mid-Coast School of Technology provides technical and career education for about 400 students from five schools.

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.

2/4/2015

Scholars who study online education are recommending that states curb the growth of full-time virtual schools until better quality safeguards are put in place.

2/4/2015
Democrats who control the Iowa Senate proposed a 4 percent increase in basic state aid for K12 schools for each of the next two academic years, setting up a showdown with the Iowa House. The Republican-led House recently approved a 1.25 percent increase.

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