Archive for July 2014 - Page 3

    • Schools expanding social media use to reach parents

      (Calif.) With plenty of research suggesting that parental involvement in a child’s education increases academic achievement, states are prioritizing the educator-parent relationship and schools are using every tool at their disposal to engage their local communities, with an emphasis on social media platforms.

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    • Changes coming to school report cards

      (Calif.) As with most other elements of the public education system, the state’s School Accountability Report Card is set to undergo fairly significant revisions as a result of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula.

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    • Keeping students safe from the ground up

      (Calif.) The flurry of legislative proposals that often follows a school shooting most often take aim at gun restrictions or shoring up mental health services.But there are other steps that can be taken to improve campus security – among them, building strategically-designed school facilities or adding safety upgrades to the existing ones.

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    • SBE to clarify LCFF sanctions

      (Calif.) The State Board of Education next week will consider formal adoption of final regulations that govern how school districts must account for program spending under the new education funding formula.

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