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How technology provides districts with information about potential signs of self-harm or cyberbullying. Read more>>
As part of a major State House effort to overhaul the South Carolina’s K12 education system, legislators once again are debating whether to force school districts with shrinking student enrollment to either consolidate or merge more of their services with other districts. Read more>>
What if the state of Utah—instead of Utah families—picked up the cost of curricular fees charged to parents of public school students in grades 7-12? One state legislator is working on a bill that would cover the costs of textbooks, lockers, registration and general fees through the weighted pupil unit, or WPU, a basic funding unit for public education in Utah. Read more>>
One state legislator is proposing that every public school in Virginia give parents at least 24 hours’ notice before deploying the lockdown drill training. The time would give parents the ability to have a discussion with their children about lockdowns if they want to. Read more>>
The Denver Classroom Teachers Association will resume its strike vote this week. But teachers aren’t the only ones who may decide to strike. School nurses are also covered by the teachers contract. If teachers vote to strike, the nurses may strike as well. Read more>>
Amid a nationwide teacher shortage and teacher walkouts and strikes happening more often, more than 500 districts across 25 states have found a new way to retain teachers and boost morale: a four-day school week. Read more>>
Urban Alliance, a national youth workforce development organization, was awarded a three-year grant by News Corp to fund workforce readiness training and paid professional internships for economically-disadvantaged high school youth in southeast Washington, D.C. Read more>>
EarthEcho International/Northrop Grumman Foundation
EarthEcho International announced its newest, complementary suite of classroom tools with materials to help identify and tackle the plastics pollution plaguing our oceans. Sponsored by the Northrup Grumman Foundation, the tools are now available and kicking off with a virtual field trip. Read more>>
Crestwood School Board ended ties with Superintendent Joseph Gorham and designated Joseph Rasmus as the next superintendent. Rasmus came to the Pennsylvania district as assistant superintendent in charge of special education and curriculum in 2016.
Chad Williams, the superintendent of the Ririe School District, has been picked by Shelley school board trustees as their new superintendent. He replaces Superintendent Bryan Jolley, who is retiring after leading the Idaho district since 2004. Read more>>