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4/8/2014

4/8/2014
Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools. Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer—an expected move, since he committed to serve in the position only temporarily after the firing of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple in late 2012.
4/8/2014
Kelly Pew of the Pickens County School District will become the new superintendent of Rock Hill schools. She replaces Lynn Moody, who resigned last year to become superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina.
4/8/2014
A high school and an elementary school will be shut down or drastically changed under New York Education Department rules. Both schools failed to raise academic performance over the last three years despite intensive state help. The state also is replacing a second elementary school with the new Syracuse Latin School.
4/8/2014
According to a new study from the CATO Institute, there has been essentially no correlation between what states have spent on education and their measured academic outcomes. It seems America's educational productivity appears to have stagnated, as least as measured by the NAEP and SAT.
4/8/2014
Over the next few years, charters are expected to serve an increasing proportion of New York City students—perhaps as much as 10 percent. Is there a point at which fostering charter schools undermines traditional public schools and the children they serve?
4/8/2014
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture should have consulted some everyday, health-conscious moms and dads before they drew up their new rules for school lunches. Most parents know that the best way to tuck a serving of vegetables into kids is to hide it. The federal rules make this nearly impossible.

4/7/2014

4/7/2014
The New York State United Teachers cited the "failed" rollout of Common Core academic standards, and related student tests and teacher evaluations, in calling for removal of New York Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.
4/7/2014
One hundred ninth-graders will effectively start college this fall when they enter a six-year academy where they will earn an associate's degree upon graduation and a chance to be "first in line" for a job at IBM.
4/7/2014
The Kansas Senate has approved a plan aimed at fixing an unconstitutional funding imbalance between rich and poor school districts. The plan gives local school districts the ability to expand their taxing authority with voter consent but also contains some controversial provisions.
4/7/2014
Several hundred districts in New Jersey volunteered to test drive the math and language arts sections of the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers during a four-week window that began March 24. The scores will not count.
4/7/2014
After so many students in grades 3-8 statewide opted out of the English Language Arts exams given this week, schools that failed to have 95 percent of their students take the tests won't have to worry this year about failing to make the grade.
4/7/2014
School officials have commissioned an enrollment study to determine if the drop in students is part of a larger demographic shift that is being felt in many suburban school districts or if it is yet another lingering effect of the school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators in December 2012.
4/7/2014
Hooda Math is launching educational versions of the Flappy Birds and 2048 games, available for free on the math games website. Both games are optimized for mobile devices and can be accessed from any device.
4/7/2014
Capstone Professional debuted several professional development offerings to support teachers and administrators in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. These resources, under its Maupin House imprint, cover subjects such as reading and writing strategies, linking K2 literacy and more.
4/7/2014
Twenty-seven states mandate that schools provide programs or services to gifted children. Michigan is not among that group. Nor is Michigan among the 32 states that have a mandate to identify children who are gifted.

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