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How to get homeless students the help they need

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

GREAT SCHOOLS: A political committee promoting passage of a $153 million school bond issue in Lincoln is largely comprised of construction companies that could get a piece of the work.

In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 1.5 million homeless students were enrolled in U.S. schools in grades K-12, says a new report, Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools, that dives into the issue to see what’s behind it and what can be done. The report argues that schools, as an important hub for […]

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Colorado opens door to online education

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Colorado has cracked open the door to multi-district online learning a little wider. The Colorado State Board of Education approved certification for two schools at its June meeting at Pueblo Community College, at the same meeting where it recognized three teachers and a counselor for excellence in blended and online education. Parents and students can […]

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What’s in a name? History, and quite a bit of money

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Education, National, News, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

Jeb Stuart

There’s the Confederacy. And then there’s the cost. Confederate cavalry Gen. James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart of the Army of Northern Virginia died at the Battle of Yellow Tavern on May 11, 1864. Now some of his fellow northern Virginians are trying to kill him again. An effort to change the name of  J.E.B. Stuart High School […]

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Memphis schools create ‘early warning’ system for dropouts

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The software program will help Shelby County educators sort through the relevant data, allowing them to intervene early if a student seems likely to drop out.

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Poor facilities affect student performance

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, New York  /  No Comments

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Students who attend a school with poor facilities tend to have higher rates of absenteeism and lower test scores.

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D.C. student transportation planning neglects adults

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News, Transportation  /  No Comments

EXPANSION: Virginia will have greater say on the newly expanded Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board to 17 members. (Photo AP)

Families and schools bracing for the impact of a 23-day shutdown of some segments of the D.C. Metro in October can use a new tracking map — unless the students are adults. The Deputy Mayor for Education’s office and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority created the data tool to track entries and exits at train stations […]

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