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9/13/2017

9/13/2017

Pennsylvania school districts may be able to reduce some expenses when more of their students enroll in charters, but they still face significant financial costs long after those students have gone, a report says. Those continuing expenses include pension costs and making required payments to bondholders for facilities.

9/13/2017

PeopleAdmin is now delivering an enhanced level of analytics capabilities to K12 educators and administrators as a result of an expanded strategic partnership between PeopleAdmin and Tableau, a visual analytics company.

9/13/2017

The Washoe County School District has approved $3.6 million to make its 96 schools safer. The process of updating school safety infrastructure began in 2011 with a $15 million program. The goal was to complete all of the projects in three years, but funding ran out. Only $4.1 million in work had been completed when the project was shelved in 2013.

9/13/2017

The costs of more mundane items — like hand sanitizer, reading materials, binders, arts and craft supplies, and student snacks — ought not to be the responsibility of teachers. Occasionally, teachers need to resort to asking parents to send in items. It’s a very slapdash way of equipping schools. And it says something about our priorities.

9/12/2017

9/12/2017

The new 13-port OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers the capability to charge mobile devices, connect the newest displays, add external storage, import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet and connect audio accessories.

9/12/2017

For eight years, a case has wandered through New York's court system: impoverished small cities suing Albany, saying the state's system for allocating school aid is not fair to them. The districts and their lawyers are not giving up, appealing a dismissal of their cases.

9/12/2017

Adam Clark, an associate superintendent in the Antioch school system, has been tapped to lead Vallejo City USD. He replaces interim Superintendent Steve Goldstone, who was hired in April to serve as a bridge to a new CEO after longtime District Superintendent Ramona Bishop was terminated without cause.

9/12/2017

Former educator and now marketing consultant Trish Rubin provides a step-by-step framework to the nuances of spreading good school news and winning support in her book.

9/12/2017

edWeb.net and Voyager Sopris Learning announced a free professional learning community on edWeb, Adaptive Literacy Learning. Geared toward K5-focused educators, Adaptive Literacy Learning offers the ability to post questions, share practical tips, get feedback from experts and peers, and view free edWebinars .

9/12/2017

Starting this month, Texas school districts in the market for new school buses must ensure they have shoulder-to-lap seat belts for all riders. The three-point seat belt law replaces a 2007 law that offered money to districts that opted to install seat belts in their school buses.

9/12/2017

America's schools are now full of students who never knew because they weren't alive then. Many teachers now struggle with whether and how to teach the attacks and their aftermath. One survey found only about 20 states include anything in depth about the day in their high school social studies curriculum.

9/12/2017

Superintendent Mary Gorsuch informed Pauma USD's school board of her plan to retire on January 1, 2018. She has served the California district for 27 years as a teacher and administrator.

9/12/2017

Addressing the educational needs of kids living in St. Louis’ high poverty communities feels like an endless game of whack-a-mole. Each year, schools serve over 30,000 kids in St. Louis city alone. And they encounter hurdles, such as child hunger, academic failure, dropout, high teacher turnover and the list goes on.

9/12/2017

Education leaders approved a statewide plan for New York's school accountability that now heads to the federal Department of Education for final approval. The plan moves beyond test scores and graduation rates to also look at student growth over time, civic readiness, and science and social studies performance.

9/12/2017

A $4 million grant from the Department of Defense has been awarded to the Virginia Beach school district. The funding will provide training and equipment to teachers with advanced placement classes in math, science and English subjects.

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