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9/13/2016

9/13/2016

Seven persistently low-achieving Buffalo schools have been awarded nearly $18 million in grants to help turn around their poor academic performance. They will receive a total of $17.7 million over five years as part of a new round of School Improvement Grants distributed by the state's education department.

9/13/2016

Over the last four decades, courts in many states have ruled that school funding formulas violate their state constitutions by denying children in poor communities the opportunity to receive an effective education. But these rulings have focused mainly on money.

9/13/2016

Uniforms and dress codes certainly aren’t new aspects of the scholarly experience, but the value of policing kids’ and teens’ wardrobe choices has come under fire a lot in the past year. Considering all this controversy over “appropriate” attire in academia, is it really necessary or worthwhile for schools to continue calling the shots fashion-wise in 2016?

9/13/2016

LanSchool v8.0 is an expanded version of Lenovo’s classroom software technology, providing additional support for Chromebooks in education, enhanced digital safety, faster screen sharing capabilities and a newly designed Reports Server.

9/13/2016

After spending 42 years as an educator with Elkhorn Public Schools, Superintendent Steve Baker is retiring. He was appointed superintendent in 2008, replacing Roger Breed, who left the Nebraska district to become the state education commissioner.

9/13/2016

The California State Board of Education has approved sweeping changes to the way it measures school success. But less than a week after its vote, a bill could send board members back to the drawing board.

9/13/2016

Over the last 15 years, seven panels have attempted to change how Georgia funds education and essentially failed, a record not atypical for school finance reform across the country. It has increasingly fallen to courts to wade into a funding morass complicated by a longstanding reliance on local will and capacity rather than on evidence of how much it takes to educate a child.

9/12/2016

9/12/2016

Unfortunately, traditional education systems don’t always work for every student. That’s why almost 30 Kansas school districts have pursued a different course in providing opportunity to help at-risk students graduate.

9/12/2016

A group of families is suing a Virginia school district and federal authorities over the district's policy allowing students to use school restroom and locker room facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

9/12/2016

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education have launched the Together Counts program for the 2016-17 school year. The program is a comprehensive health and wellness initiative that offers educators and students standards-based curriculum.

9/12/2016

Allegion, a global security products and solutions provider, announced that the technology and hardware upgrades for the Walled Lake Schools project will include more than $2.5 million of architectural hardware products.

9/12/2016

Erie's schools have been pushed to the brink after six years of deep budget cuts and being systematically shortchanged. To give his students a better shot, the superintendent wants to send all his high schoolers to the more wealthy, whiter suburban schools.

9/12/2016

In the last school year, the average salary for teachers, librarians, guidance counselors and other non-administrative staff reached nearly $70,000. That was almost 1 percent higher than in 2014-15 and 1.6 percent higher than in the previous year.

9/12/2016

PC Connection, Inc., a national technology solutions provider, has changed its brand name to Connection. Connection unites PC Connection, GovConnection, MoreDirect and Softmart into one brand name to provide hardware, software, and services for the technology areas of converged data center, cloud, security, mobility, networking, software and lifecycle.

9/12/2016

When kids get into trouble at school, traditional forms of discipline often lead to more trouble. Is there a more productive way to change behavior? The federal guidelines suggest that educators consider, among other alternatives, an approach called restorative justice, which differs radically from zero tolerance.

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