Jill Rossetti began as the new superintendent of the Massachusetts regional school district. She replaced James Quaglia, who retired in September 2019, on an interim basis until the Blue Hills Regional District’s school committee appointed her permanently.
Norwalk Public Schools will use Nearpod’s technology to deliver digital citizenship instruction, offer a virtual reality resource for the district’s world language students, and include as an instructional tool for its library media and digital support staff.
The Secret Service and National Threat Assessment Center’s new report focused on targeted school violence, including school shootings. While attackers were predominantly male, 17 percent were female. Sixty-three percent were white. And when it comes to motivation, the report found a variety of “stressors.”
The education department plans to put aside $15 million for the education savings account and spend $2 million on administrative costs. The $15 million will be used in the program’s first year to provide money to offset the students leaving the districts.
With the implementation of a new Livingtree feature, school districts will be able to directly pre-approve requests made for any fundraising website by a teacher or school program and access data regarding the district’s fundraising activities.
A Dallas ISD trustee wants to require each special education classroom in the district to have video cameras to protect vulnerable students as well as teachers if they are falsely accused of wrongdoing. Texas public schools are required to place one in a special education setting if a parent requests it.
Charter schools have been legal in Kentucky since 2017, but no one has tried to open one—until now. A group of parents applied to open the first charter school in Kentucky. River Cities Academy, through Newport Independent Schools, would accept students from six towns.
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! are partnering to launch the Future Innovators Program. Leveraging Rigamajig, the partners are encouraging STEM interest and 21st century skills development through child-directed creative play.
Discovery Education launched the STEM Careers Coalition, which will provide no-cost access to digital content and experiences that engage students in instruction, build foundational STEM knowledge and help students develop critical skills.