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11/20/2017

11/20/2017

The core idea behind public education is inherently non-zero sum: We believe that enabling individuals to learn and fulfill their potential will not only benefit the individuals themselves, but also advance broader economic prosperity and civic well-being. 

11/20/2017

While the district has improved some things under the plan, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria wrote, it still struggles to earn better than F grades on state report cards. Mayor Frank Jackson and district CEO Eric Gordon proposed the broad improvement plan in 2012 as the district faced a financial and academic crisis.

11/17/2017

11/17/2017

Remind has teamed up with PBS, Quizlet and other education companies to launch a new feature, Share on Remind. Educators can share resources and content from the different partners with students and parents with a single click of a button.

11/17/2017

Alta Energy has completed the installation of solar power systems at 14 campuses across Poway USD, potentially reducing the California district's electricity expenses by nearly 15 percent and saving the district $250,000 per year.

11/17/2017

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a policy that allows athletes to notify the school administration if they want to change gender. Previously, they needed a doctor's note or official documentation.

11/17/2017

Research has shown that having strong role models is critical to patterning behaviors such as how to live a healthy life, treat others well and manage a household. Having a relationship with a caring and supportive adult is one of the main factors in building resiliency in children.

11/17/2017

The Missouri district's school board chose its assistant superintendent to become Affton's new top school leader. Travis Bracht will replace retiring Superintendent Steve Brotherton on July 1.

11/17/2017

The rapid lockdown that police credited for saving dozens of children during a California school shooting this week is still not a standardized practice across the country. Less than half of states have reported having mandates for schools and districts to carry out active shooter drills.

11/17/2017

Big city districts are taking the lead in funding pre-K programs as states work more slowly to expand access.

11/17/2017

Nine school districts across the state have filed a second lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial education bill HB 7069 passed last legislative session. They contend that the bill violates a rule that states that bills must cover only a single subject matter.

11/17/2017

TCI's Social Studies Alive! California Series for K5 students and History Alive! California Series for sixth through eighth graders were adopted by the California State Board of Education and recommended for adoption for California’s schools.

11/17/2017

Mason City Schools Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline is leaving the district at the end of this school year, retiring after 30 years in public education. This is her seventh year at Mason.

11/17/2017

DA wants to tell the stories of the new wave of instructional technology directors who are finding purposeful ways to integrate new edtech into classrooms. If you want to share the problems you solve and the challenges you face each day, please follow the link to connect with us.  

11/17/2017

The state-run School Reform Commission voted to disband as expected, a process that will end with Philadelphia taking back control of its public school district. Mayor Jim Kenney is set to appoint a panel in charge of picking a nine-member school board that would be put in place by July 1, 2018.

11/17/2017

The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems. 

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