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With a network going down three to seven times a day, the time-strapped IT team at Nash-Rocky Mount Schools knew it was time for a change. Read why they chose cloud-managed IT to support their students. Read more>>
How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing. Read more>>
The booming economy means a shortage of school bus drivers in many parts of the country. In Maine, the situation was so bad one school had to cancel classes for a day. Read more>>
A Utah lawmaker says every school district needs to have a policy in place when it comes to the use of electronic devices at school, and she says they need to make sure teachers, students and parents are trained on it. Rep. Susan Pulsipher says the proposal also came about as a result of students downloading and viewing inappropriate material. Read more>>
Any high school can apply for the grants. Five schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology in new ways or expanding career and technical opportunities. Read more>>
For more than two years, a group of parents has fought with the California district over its sexual health curriculum and appropriate ages. An online petition opposing the curriculum has over 6,000 signatures and an in-person petition has collected 4,000 signatures. Read more>>
A new area chapter of a national mentoring program is giving them a taste of what Minnesota students’ futures could look like. The organization aims to introduce a more diverse group of high school students to the diverse career opportunities in the fields of construction, architecture and engineering.
More Mississippi students than ever before are gaining access to high-quality early learning this year thanks to increased funding for the state’s pre-K program. One big reason is the strong data on education outcomes that have been collected and shared in the state. Read more>>
How can classroom teachers give students opportunities to develop an innovation mindset and build these important skills? Model the mindset, implement project-based learning or challenge-based learning, and share news about innovation related to your subject area in your classroom. Read more>>
StudySync/The Players’ Tribune
StudySync announced its content partnership with The Players’ Tribune. Through the partnership, StudySync is incorporating first-person narratives from a set of international athletes into its core StudySync ELA curriculum, as well as its Blasts assignments. Read more>>
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The New York district named Nicole M. Wolfe, the current assistant superintendent for business and elementary education, as the new superintendent. She replaces Union-Endicott CSD’s Suzanne McLeod. Read more>>
Stoughton’s school committee selected John Marcus as the Massachusetts district’s new superintendent, replacing Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi. He currently serves as the assistant superintendent for Sharon Public Schools.