Archive for August 2015 - Page 4

    • Wanted: more special ed teachers, apply everywhere

      (Iowa) In what is fast becoming a national crisis, school administrators throughout the country are scrambling to fill special education positions even as some states move to create new incentives.

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    • Early entry to transitional kindergarten approved

      (Calif.) School districts, beginning this fall, may allow children who turn five after Dec. 2 to begin transitional kindergarten on the first day of school as long as their birthday falls within the same academic year.

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    • Fewer high school grads have expectations for college

      (Calif.) Previous research revealing that about half of all U.S. high school students feel unprepared for life after graduation is being backed up by a recent, larger sampling that also highlights a gap between the number of pupils who say they want to go to college and those who expect they will.

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    • Promising algebra study gets second act

      (Calif.) Researchers working with some 13,000 students in 18 school districts over a three-year period may have solved one of public education’s great conundrums – how to help more at-risk middle school students pass algebra.

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