Chicago’s second charter school strike suspended after winning pay increases

Some 200 unionized educators at four Chicago International Charter School campuses and management announced a tentative deal after a two-week work stoppage. The pending four-year deal includes pay raises, class size limits, one week of paid parental leave and shorter work schedules.

Tennessee bill proposes free feminine hygiene items in schools

Some Tennessee school districts would be required to provide free feminine hygiene products for students under a new bill filed in the state legislature. Many districts provide feminine care products in nurses' offices. But nurses have reported restocking supplies themselves due to budgetary constraints or relying on nonprofits for help.

N.M. House bill would require nurses on school campuses

Legislators are set to take up a bill that would require public schools and charter schools in New Mexico to have at least one full-time, licensed nurse on campus. The bill does allow some exceptions, such as for rural schools with fewer than 250 students or if a part-time nurse was able to fill the position.

Des Moines schools still short of bus drivers

Des Moines Public Schools is still looking for bus drivers more than half way through the school year. The shortage has caused changes to current bus routes, among other things. The Iowa district is now offering a $2,000 sign on bonus to anyone who helps fill the current open driver positions.

New hybrid professional development model released

The core concepts are delivered online by Flipped Learning Global Initiative, a curator of Flipped Learning best practices. Educators' access the content via short videos on their own time and pace. This is followed by practical application delivered by certified on-site facilitators who customize and localize immersive hands-on workshops and support.

Statewide student information system selected for Alabama

PowerSchool announced that PowerSchool SIS, its student information system, was selected by the Alabama State Department of Education to provide services for 750,000 students at public schools and districts throughout the state.

K-6 math resource launches national campaign to help boost math confidence

Set to launch nationally later this month, Matific's goal with its K6 math resource is to help change the way students around the world view mathematics. This will be the second year that Matific has run the competition in the US.

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With half of parents expressing concerns, study says students’ assignments lack rigor

Here's a double dose of bad news for kids more keen on playing Fortnite than analyzing text: Not only is homework worthwhile, but much of the take-home exercises students receive today is too easy, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress.

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