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2/6/2017

2/6/2017

To keep 26 children from being yanked out of their Northeast Portland elementary school mid-school-year, Multnomah County will spend $48,000 to cover the steep rent increases that threatened to displace them and their families. It's an unusual move and won't become the norm.

2/6/2017

We’ve gotten used to explaining the segregation we see in our schools by pointing to the segregation we see in our neighborhoods. It seems pretty simple: Kids who don’t live in the same place aren’t likely to go to the same school. But that explanation has it backwards.

2/6/2017

The program—called Personal Leadership Training—equips students with physical self-defense skills and emotional ones as well, and helps them navigate the shoals of teenhood, tough academic demands, the storms of their rough neighborhood and social media.

2/6/2017

Education Secretary Hal Heiner suggests federal education funding should follow the student, while local education funding would stay in the home district. He said parents are "children's first and primary teachers" and should be responsible for making decisions about where their children attend schools.

2/6/2017

Under threat of receivership, the mayor, superintendent and the teachers union president in Springfield crafted a first-of-its-kind plan for a Massachusetts school system that spun off the middle schools into what effectively is their own miniature school system.

2/6/2017

The newly released myON version 3.7 provides a variety of features, including more beginning reader support, updated standard alignments to titles on myON, additional faculty reports, and read-aloud speed options for any book in the collection.

2/6/2017

Thanks to a 1.7 percent increase in enrollment, along with other factors, Worcester could see a roughly $9 million increase in revenue. But because of salary increases, rising health insurance costs and other new expenses, keeping operations at the same level in fiscal 2018 will require a $10.6 million spending increase.

2/3/2017

2/3/2017

With this acquisition, PowerSchool will integrate SunGard K-12’s payroll, HR and finance solution into PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom solution. In addition to better efficiencies in district's business and HR operations, educators will be able to streamline school operations, enhance teaching and learning activities, and engage the student and parents at home.

2/3/2017

Michael Ghilani, Montour School District’s superintendent, has been hired to run the West Jefferson Hills schools. Since July, Elizabeth H. Wheat, supervisor of special education/pupil personnel for West Jefferson Hills, has served as acting superintendent. She replaced superintendent Michael Panza, who retired.

2/3/2017

A compromise of one local school system's employee financial records is now under investigation in Davidson County. Officials learned that sensitive personal information, including social security numbers of employees and independent contractors, had been breached during the scam, which has also targeted school districts across the country using the names of school officials.

2/3/2017

The truth about Alabama schools is that students are failing at unconscionable rates. Educators have been subjected to far too many changes by state and federal mandates, standards and policies. Many thousands of students are not learning to read on grade level by the fourth grade and this is a strong indicator that their success in other subject areas will be unlikely.

2/3/2017

A new budgeting product has been added to Allovue's signature software platform, Balance. Balance Budget was built to simplify the time-consuming process of creating and managing district budgets across central office departments and schools.

2/3/2017

A Utah teacher-turned-legislator is sponsoring a resolution in this year's Utah Legislature, encouraging the state's high schools to make classes start later in the day. But a new Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Utahns are divided on the idea of later school days with 41 percent agreeing that schools should start later and 49 percent disagreeing,

2/3/2017

For small schools in remote locations, it is understandable why local school boards want to authorize certain employees to carry guns on campus. It’s a matter of school safety, especially when it may take law enforcement a long time to reach an isolated school. That’s why the answer as to whether guns should be in schools shouldn’t come from the state level, but rather be local decision.

2/3/2017

After hearing a sobering barrage of stories from parents, Connecticut's State Board of Education decided a complete assessment of how special education is being delivered is warranted. They voted to establish a task force and give it six months to report back.

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