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9/15/2017

9/15/2017

Children are especially at risk of distracted drivers because busy roads are near their schools. A study pinpoints the five worst counties for those kinds of drivers as New York, Kings and Queens counties in New York state, San Francisco County in California, and Miami-Dade County in Florida. Researchers found 88 percent of drivers are using their phones while behind the wheel.

9/15/2017

The State Board of Education was supposed to meet to select the 25 recipients out of the 57 eligible lowest-performing public schools that applied for financial help through the new Schools of Hope state program. But, like so much else in Florida this week, Hurricane Irma derailed those plans.

9/14/2017

9/14/2017

Nearly two-thirds of African-Americans surveyed support charter schools, as do 61 percent of Asian Americans and 58 percent of Latinos. Support was weakest among white respondents, but it still surpassed a majority at 55 percent. Support for vouchers is especially high when those vouchers are targeted to low-income students.

9/14/2017

The Alabama Education Association, Alabama’s teacher’s union, filed a complaint against Montgomery Public School intervention officials, and a judge granted them a temporary restraining order He granted the AEA's request for a restraining order to stop the reorganization of school system custodians without due process rights.

9/14/2017

Designed for mobile, cloud-based learning and built to withstand the rigors of active students, HP debuted the HP Stream 11 Pro G4 Education Edition notebook. It has better drop and impact protection, a thinner chassis and incorporates a spill-resistant keyboard.

9/14/2017

An independent analysis commissioned by the state calls for at least $627.5 million worth of urgent repairs to make the schools healthy and safe, and up to $2.2 billion make facilities energy-efficient, technologically current and full of sunshine and fresh air.

9/14/2017

The children of deported adults could continue to go to school in California under a bill state lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. State law currently requires students between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend public school in the district where their parent or legal guardian resides. If parents are deported, their children often follow.

9/14/2017

A STEAM learning philosophy is just one of many trends that districts will incorporate more over the next five years, according to the latest New Media Consortium/CoSN Horizon Report.

9/14/2017

Beleaguered Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance resigned, a little more than a year after taking office and after a tumultuous, months-long battle with state board of education members.

9/14/2017

If these parents knew their children were at risk of falling off the path to success, they'd do everything they could to help their children. But so often, parents are starved of a critical power source: clear data and information on how their child's school is doing at preparing their kid (and every other student) for the next step.

9/14/2017

Eighty-six percent of schools in Virginia were fully accredited this year, marking a five-point rise in the number of schools that met the state’s benchmark for student achievement over the previous year. All the schools in 65 of the state’s 132 school districts were fully accredited.

9/14/2017

Carnegie Learning, Inc. has acquired Globaloria, a provider of courses and pathways in learning computer science, applied software engineering and coding. Globaloria teaches students how to ideate, plan, research, design, prototype and program computational apps, games and simulations.

9/14/2017

The North Carolina county's voters will likely be asked to approve a nearly $1 billion bond referendum for school construction in 2018. Twenty-seven new schools are on the Wake County Public School System's project list, while dozens of other schools will undergo renovations in the next seven years.

9/14/2017

Ban strikes and mandate last-best-offer arbitration in order to motivate the parties toward comprise rather than entrenchment. Create a statewide health insurance system for teachers. Reform the pension system.

9/14/2017

Calling schools “the breeding ground” for dangerous gangs like MS-13, Gov. Cuomo announced state police will be going into schools to combat the problem. “Gang prevention officers” from the State Police will be posted in the 10 Suffolk County schools believed to have the highest incidents of gang-related activity.

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