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10/11/2017

10/11/2017

Designed to improve long-term student retention and graduation rates, the Hoonuit Early Warning solution guides educators in identifying at-risk students earlier on through predictive analytics and a user-friendly interface.

10/11/2017

Most charters in North Carolina have either a largely white population or a largely minority population, according to an analysis. On the whole, charter schools are more white and less Latino than schools run by local districts.

10/11/2017

Governments, nonprofits, donors and educators are gearing up to try to solve two problems. The first one is that not enough children are learning the basics. The second is that the basics are no longer enough. They are working hard to spotlight and spread innovations that go far beyond Silicon Valley.

10/11/2017

In long-awaited results of a investigation, California’s finance and education chiefs issued a critical audit of the online charter school chain California Virtual Academies, finding several contractual violations and irregularities and imposing a nearly $2 million fine.

10/11/2017

Escambia County School District has chosen itslearning as its new learning management system to support the Florida district’s transition to its new CORE digital learning ecosystem, which includes a digital library, planner, reporting capabilities and embedded professional development.

10/11/2017

The Gulf Shores City Council moved forward on an "epic situation" by deciding to form its own city school system. The vote begins what will likely be a long process of breaking away from the Baldwin County School System.

10/10/2017

10/10/2017

Schools can't punish students for swearing when they're off campus—that's the message of a federal court to a Pennsylvania high school. The student was dropped from her school's junior varsity cheerleading squad for using a profanity in a social media post that she sent to her friends on a weekend.

10/10/2017

Stephen Hefner, who has served as superintendent since 2011, will be retiring from the South Carolina district. Prior to his tenure as Lexington-Richland School District Five superintendent, he served as superintendent of Richland School District Two from 1994-2010.

10/10/2017

Like many other school systems and municipalities severing ties with Columbus, San Francisco USD, Massachusetts' Cambridge Public Schools and New York's New Paltz CSD are now solely honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October instead of Columbus Day.

10/10/2017

In the wake of recent gun safety scares at two local high schools, security and law enforcement officials told the Charleston County School Board that permanent metal detectors would be an expensive and imperfect remedy.

10/10/2017

The manner in which teachers handle discussing sensitive and potentially traumatic topics in class varies, of course, depending upon the age of their students. But one thing is certain: Teachers can’t protect their students from traumatic news. If students need to talk or ask questions, schools should be a safe place for that to happen.

10/10/2017

School officials in more than 200 southeastern Texas districts were struggling early last month to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

10/10/2017

Chino Valley USD deputy superintendent Norm Enfield has been chosen to replace Superintendent Wayne Joseph when he retires after 22 years with the California district. Enfield started working in 2007 as Chino Valley USD's director of human resources.

10/10/2017

As anger and intolerance dominated the national public discourse over the past year, Arundel High School launched a one-semester required course for all ninth-graders that focuses on building community and fostering citizenship.

10/10/2017

The number of Latinos dropping out of high school nationwide is lower than ever before at 10 percent in 2016, according to a new study. The dropout rate in Austin ISD is even lower at 1.3 percent. But the number hasn’t always been this low; it's about a third of what it was five years ago.

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