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8/22/2016

8/22/2016

​About 100 school districts in Kentucky have signed up for a September training required before high schools can get two free doses of Narcan, which could save a heroin overdose victim. But a few of those districts have not decided if they are going to accept the medicine.

8/22/2016

Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response.

8/22/2016

New state law requires public school students to be in school for 75,600 minutes instead of 180 days a year, handing districts more leeway in their calendars. The result? In districts throughout Texas, kids are starting the school day earlier, ending later, or both.

8/22/2016

A year after being cut to junk by all three major bond-rating companies, Chicago’s school system has won an influx of state aid, secured extra tax money for its pensions and quieted speculation that the crisis is so severe that bankruptcy is inevitable. Its bonds have rallied.

8/22/2016

Administrators, teachers and parents are preparing to implement some hard changes for the greater good of students. All of the district high schools and most middle schools will be starting later while many elementary schools will start earlier.

8/22/2016

The new professional development program for teachers, Edmodo Envoys, is designed to help teachers find and network with one another at the local level and support each others’ professional development efforts. Edmodo Envoys participate by hosting a TeachUp in their local area, with support and promotion from Edmodo.

8/22/2016

Parents and children crowded into a Miami elementary school cafeteria to get new school uniforms — ones with long pants and long-sleeved shirts intended to protect against the spread of Zika. Florida Department of Health officials also handed out insect repellent and information on how to prevent mosquito bites.

8/22/2016

In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. K–12 schools. But we've seen this before. 

8/22/2016

As Camden’s schools prepare to begin a fourth year under state control, their superintendent argues that a spate of reforms has begun to improve one of New Jersey’s poorest and lowest-performing districts. But average test scores at regular public schools in Camden remain at the bottom statewide. 

8/22/2016

North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Discovery Education signed a new, three-year partnership bringing students and educators digital resources and customized professional development that supports the district's new Mobile Learning Communities initiative.

8/22/2016

Periodic sickouts starting in November closed dozens of schools. District sought an injunction to ensure compliance with emergency manager's order against engaging in strikes or work stoppages.

8/19/2016

8/19/2016

The campaign to ask the Colorado school district's residents to approve a $300 million tax increase to build two new schools and make improvements to existing buildings kicked off.

8/19/2016

Projections for LAUSD peg its student enrollment roughly 13,000 students smaller than it was last year, continuing a decade-long decline. In part to reverse that trend, Superintendent Michelle King has said she intends to expand access to the district's half-dozen "school choice" programs.

8/19/2016

Washington state is on the right side of implementing the new Smarter Balanced Assessments standard. Expecting students to attain a certain level of proficiency in math and the English language is in everyone's best interests. But the perspective of teachers on the amount of time and effort that testing demands in the classroom is worth considering.

8/19/2016

Let's Conquer ELA, an adaptive, mastery-based learning tool, allows teachers to assess students' mastery of third- through eighth-grade ELA concepts, from spelling to parts of speech to textual analysis.

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