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2/13/2017

2/13/2017

By giving high school students the opportunity to participate in newspapers and yearbooks, they have a place to produce content for their peers. Working with different demographics of students promotes cooperation and constructive thought. It is a shame budget cuts and school board members are hindering the growth of high school journalism.

2/13/2017

SafeBAE (Safe Before Anyone Else) is partnering with Impero Software to enhance Impero’s library of sexting-related keywords and to help Impero create a new keyword library of terms related to the bullying of sexual assault victims. Impero’s software creates an alert if students use any of the keywords or phrases while using devices on the school network.

2/13/2017

The Senate-approved bill seeks to establish a school calendar district committee. It also states that districts adopting a calendar where the first student attendance day is no earlier that the Monday closest to August 26 gain increased flexibility regarding the 170-day minimum required of Kentucky schools.

2/13/2017

A single letter grade is not an adequate reflection nor does it provide enough information to evaluate a school because the criteria for calculating a grade focuses on only a few core subjects. A school may have excellent music, art, athletic, AP or IB offerings along with other outstanding programs that are not considered in the formulation of the letter grade.

2/13/2017

Ecollect is an integration for student information systems supporting paperless data processes and school operation. Through the new customization process, districts are able to transform the curated content into personalized solutions.

2/13/2017

Teaching students of all ages social and emotional learning is a crucial step toward combating Ohio's drug addiction crisis, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine suggests. The Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education issued 15 recommendations, which include requiring schools to report how they are teaching students to resist drug abuse.

2/13/2017

Middle school is a particularly tough time for kids. Imagine having to face those challenges alone, without a friend to confide in. And lunchtime is the roughest time for a child to be alone, when it seems everyone else is socializing. More than 2,000 schools took part in No One Eats Alone Day, which aims to thwart an insidious form of bullying—social isolation.

2/13/2017

​The new iPhone version of Teacher App, released for iPad last summer, allows educators to quickly document performance assessment with photos and notes, use GradeCam to instantly score assessments, record rubric-based grades, track progress of standards, and then automatically connect it all with the MasteryConnect interface from their phones.

2/13/2017

It's a policy that could be set by local school boards, but Mississippi lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands. A bill that passed the state House says students must be allowed to drink water on school buses.

2/10/2017

2/10/2017

Republican lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature are attempting to fast-track a plan to eventually offer vouchers to every public-school student and, in separate legislation, privatize oversight of the public money given to parents to pay private-school tuition and other expenses.

2/10/2017

​The school district is part of an N.C. Department of Public Instruction implementation project to install lap-shoulder belts on North Carolina school buses. The nine new school buses for Durham will be added to list of the estimated 100 of the state’s 13,000 school buses that now use lap-shoulder belts.

2/10/2017

While polarized belief systems following the election are driving both policymaking and an opposition, researchers continue to provide evidence on race, poverty and intergenerational mobility issues. But any federally directed effort to reduce racial and ethnic test score gaps that would require white communities to accept more minorities in their schools is effectively off the table.

2/10/2017

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board may have selected a new superintendent, but the division will not see an unfamiliar face. Appointed as deputy superintendent in 2012, Olwen Herron has served as interim superintendent since former Superintendent Steven Constantino’s resignation in July.

2/10/2017

A Minnesota legislative proposal to increase access to private schools is set for a committee hearing at the state House. One aspect would extend an existing tax credit for educational expenses to include school tuition. The other part would attempt to encourage donations for high-poverty charter and public schools as well as private school scholarships.

2/10/2017

A bill that would prohibit tobacco on public school property was approved by the Senate Education Committee. No tobacco products could be used on any public school property or at any school-sponsored activity in Kentucky under a bill that gained unanimous approval in the committee.

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