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8/18/2016

8/18/2016

The Fauquier County Public Schools and two private schools have implemented the COPsync911 threat-alert system. It protects schools, government buildings, hospitals and other potentially at-risk facilities.

8/18/2016

Reforms based on the idea that education is too complicated and it is too hard for reformers to touch all school improvement bases are likely to fail. Gains in one area, such as testable academic instruction, are unlikely to be sustained unless we make progress in the socio-emotional, in the building of trusting relationships, and in out-of-school factors.

8/18/2016

Since 1996, teachers’ average weekly inflation-adjusted wages have fallen $30 to $1,092 in 2015, while the weekly average for all other college graduates has risen $124 to $1,416, a new study found.

8/18/2016

Level Data's State Data Validation Suite, which runs inside PowerSchool, was first launched in South Carolina and has been rapidly adopted by other states. It is a state-specific method to ensure student, school and district data is complete, accurate and up-to-date with current state rules prior to submission.

8/18/2016

Teachers are under more pressure than ever to provide the kinds of items that used to be stocked in supply closets or provided by school districts — and they can get yelled at for an infraction as small as using up too much copier paper.

8/18/2016

A bill gaining support among state leaders would require schools to hand out an employee code-of-conduct to parents in an effort to help prevent abuse. The bill, for the first time, would make public the teacher code of conduct with students.

8/18/2016

Starting this fall, The Virtual High School students can earn college credit from Quincy College, , a two-year, municipally affiliated college, for taking online Virtual High School U.S History courses. The transcripted credits are transferrable within Massachusetts’ State College and University system.

8/18/2016

Schools that are providing a robust support structure are investing in front-end resources to improve school culture and building relationships with students while training teachers in alternative behavior management techniques and replacement discipline strategies. They are also establishing strict guidelines for the use of discretionary punitive school removals.

8/17/2016

8/17/2016

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White has a radical solution to get 362 voucher students off waitlists: Enroll now, the state will pay later. These students have all been granted taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private school but the budget ran short by about $2 million.

8/17/2016

The Wake County school board will decide whether it’s willing to cut back on school cleanings to help close a $17.5 million budget shortfall. The recommendations include reducing school cleanings, reducing money on instructional supplies, and providing fewer teachers to schools.

8/17/2016

Politicians often talk about valuing public education, students, and those who work in public schools, especially in an election year. But actions speak louder than words. Continued attacks on school employees and public education have harmed not only school employees, but schools and students across the state.

8/17/2016

In the program, principals enlist a teacher, administrator or parent to act as a program leader to help identify students for the program and anonymously tracks their loads of laundry, attendance and grades throughout the school year. One year and 2,321 loads of laundry after Care Counts started, 93 percent of students who participated in the program improved their attendance.

8/17/2016

Cleveland teachers could soon be headed for a strike. The union gave a legally-required 10-day notice of its intent to strike if a contract is not reached. The union has been without a contract since April. A strike could mean up to 4,300 educators picketing from 100 schools.

8/17/2016

Measured Progress will once again join forces with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a computer-based comprehensive assessment system as part of a new five-year contract for the Next-Generation Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.

8/17/2016

Like the Roaring Fork River, millions of dollars tied to Colorado's marijuana excise tax are flowing into Glenwood Springs. The Roaring Fork School District received a $9 million grant from the BEST program to pay for the reconstruction of an addition to Glenwood Springs Elementary School, tripling the size of an overcrowded building.

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