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5/15/2017

5/15/2017

Baltimore city schools chief Sonja Santelises is proposing to lay off as many as 300 people, including teachers, to balance a $1.31 billion budget next year. The layoffs include fewer than 75 teachers in core subjects such as math and English.

5/15/2017

ASICS America Corporation is now one of PHIT America's instrumental partners in helping children move. The partnership will support new physical activity programs throughout U.S. schools by leveraging the PHIT America GO! Grants program.

5/15/2017

Some are calling for students to spend more time in physical education. A Senate bill, labeled unrealistic by some school administrators, would require 150 minutes per week of physical education for all elementary school students, and 225 minutes per week for students in middle and high school.

5/15/2017

While the percentage of teenagers drinking alcohol has declined significantly over the past 25 years years, a new study finds that binge drinking continues to be a problem among youth. The report found that the overall prevalence of current drinking among U.S. high school students declined from 50.8 percent in 1991 to 32.8 percent in 2015.

5/15/2017

The Infobase educational publishing company has acquired The Education Center, publisher of The Mailbox and Learning magazine. The Mailbox is an online resource with more than 50,000 learning objects, lesson plans and ideas for elementary school teachers. Learning magazine is a quarterly print magazine on products and services for the elementary school market.

5/15/2017

If it's to give parents more options or help low-income children find schools where they're more likely to succeed, then check that box. But research suggests that vouchers may not be opening doors for children with expensive special needs or low grades or who don't have heavily involved parents. Choice is in the eye of the beholder.

5/15/2017

Starting next school year, children will be allowed to bring and apply sunscreen at school or camp without a doctor’s note, thanks to new Arizona legislation. Sunscreen previously fell under medication bans that required a doctor’s note or a prescription for kids to have it at school.

5/12/2017

5/12/2017

Intended to be integrated into school and district professional learning, each Equity Sims simulation places the users—principals, principal supervisors, or leadership coaches—into life-like situations that push them to consider what they would do in this simulated scenario, and to reflect on practices they have in place in their own schools.

5/12/2017

Inspired by the Mercury 7 astronauts, the Kansas Education commissioner wants seven school districts to participate in a major redesign of their systems based on the state board of education’s “Kansans Can” vision.

5/12/2017

Hancock County's board of education voted to hire Timothy Woodward to take over for retiring Superintendent Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson. Woodward has served as the superintendent of Calhoun County Schools since 2014.

5/12/2017

Despite licensure requirements that serve no pragmatic purpose, Colorado schoolteachers are coerced into forking over enormous sums and diverting considerable amounts of classroom time in order to qualify for, purchase and maintain credentials regarded as meaningless by the same government that issues them. It’s high time to liberate educators.

5/12/2017

A Senate committee passed the House’s major school finance reform bill, after adding a controversial provision subsidizing private school tuition for special needs students—a move unlikely to go over well in the House.

5/12/2017

For the first time in the history of Missouri’s current school funding formula, the state will be able to say it is fulfilling its financial obligation to public schools. But reaching that goal also required a kind of legislative short cut—a change approved last year that drastically reduced the price of the plan.

5/12/2017

The Olean City School District Board of Education has offered Rick Moore the position of superintendent, replacing Superintendent Colleen Taggerty, who it retiring. Moore has been the superintendent of Belleville Henderson CSD in Jefferson County for the last 10 years.

5/12/2017

We're uncertain how much sales and income taxes would have to be increased to compensate for the loss of property tax revenue. Elimination would help retirees on fixed incomes and encourage young people to buy a house. But there’s also no guarantee that landlords, given the property tax break, would pass the savings along to renters.

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