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5/31/2013

5/31/2013
Jeb Bush praised charter schools and slammed traditional public schools and teachers unions in a speech at a Macinac (Mich.) school Wednesday, saying that public education “dumbs down standards to make adults look better," a phrase often used by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
5/31/2013
Petitions are being circulated to get a Muskegon County-wide school technology millage proposal on the September ballot. A group calling itself Technology 4 Students is spearheading the effort to collect 3,000 signatures needed to call the special election on Sept. 24.
5/31/2013
Kent school district is the latest Western Washington district that is considering replacing dozens of full school days with partial days. At a meeting this week, administrators and teachers voiced strong support for the move.
5/31/2013
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.
5/31/2013
Inching past the 11th hour, a committee of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Wednesday to consider delaying or stopping an unpopular merger between West Bank high schools L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker, two months before students are supposed to start.
5/31/2013
Former state Rep. Annette Polly Williams, a key figure in making Wisconsin the first state with a school choice program, spoke out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the program to at least nine more school districts. A blog post on Williams' criticisms prompted George Mitchell, a longtime school choice advocate and contributor to Walker's campaign since 2009, to call Williams racist.
5/31/2013
More than 40 percent of New Jersey's students saw traditional holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day or President's Day, cancelled this year. A quarter had a shortened spring break. And 40 percent will remain in classrooms longer this month, with lessons stretching well into June and some graduations pushed back later into the month, all thanks to Superstorm Sandy.
5/31/2013
The Chicago Teachers Union and a group of parents are asking a circuit court to block the school board from shutting down 10 city schools. In a lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Chicago Public Schools violated its own guidelines by disregarding the recommendations of independent hearing officers who objected to the closures.
5/31/2013
The Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education appointed Nicole Williams, currently the senior deputy superintendent for academic services and chief academic officer for the St. Louis Public Schools, as superintendent, effective July 1.
5/31/2013
School officials across the country responded to a surge in juvenile crime during the 1980s and the Columbine High School shootings a decade later by tightening disciplinary policies and increasing the number of police patrolling public schools. But these policies have not made schools safer, and we need to chart a new course in school discipline.
5/31/2013
A new plan by Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson will help remedy some of the worst educational inequities in the nation and raise the bar for K12 education in Minnesota.

5/30/2013

5/30/2013
With the demand for occupational therapy (OT) services growing due to increases in the cases of learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder and autism combined with the rigors of the Common Core implementation, special education administrators are trying – and seeing success with – new service delivery models, including online OT.
5/30/2013
Administrators credit the CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous reporting service created by school communications technology provider SchoolReach, for helping school leaders achieve this 92% drop.
5/30/2013
For Mill Valley School District just outside of San Francisco, a new take on old technology is proving to bring students and teachers into the cutting-edge world of the latest high tech.
5/30/2013
The two solutions offered by LearningStation and itslearning compliment each other at every turn as the integration of these two platforms now give our customers the option to choose from an online or plain paper testing and assessment method.

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