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First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Updated Family Engagement Framework

Release: #14-107October 29, 2014State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated Resource to Help SchoolDistricts Get Families and Communities Involved in Students' EducationSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today ... [Published California, State of - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Promoting Inclusion and Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services ( OSERS ) today announced more than $121 million in grants to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilitiesfrom cradle through career. The investments ... [Published ED.gov - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities, supporting technology, technical assistance, research and other programs with the aim of "promoting inclusion, ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

$121 Million Awarded in Grants to Help Improve Outcomes of Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services ( OSERS ) today announced more than $121 million in grants to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilitiesfrom cradle through career. The investments ... [Published ED.gov - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Kindergarten-Readiness Tests Gain Ground

Published in Print: October 8, 2014, as Amy Knight, a kindergarten teacher at Parr's Ridge Elementary School in Mount Airy, Md., instructs 5-year-old Zavier Abu-Shaaban on a math assessment task during morning arrival.—Swikar Patel/Education WeekAim ... [Published Education Week - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

School board hears about ESL, Rose standards

At Monday night’s USD 457 Board of Education meeting, board members heard about English as a Second Language proficiency standards and participated in a discussion about the Rose Standards, which will be used by the state in determining a levels of funding ... [Published Garden City Telegram - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

October 16, 2014 - CCEPD YLF Governance Committee Meeting

Back to Boards and Committees | Boards and Committees Public Meeting CalendarOn January 1, 2012, the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) will be transferred from the Employment Development Department to the Department ... [Published California, State of - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Riverview STEM Academy helps prepare students for 21st-century jobs

In an older Rancho Cordova neighborhood, not far from Aerojet Rocketdyne and Intel, a new school dedicated to teaching science, technology, engineering and math is helping prepare the youngest students for the tech-intensive jobs of the future.In the ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 05 2014]
Entities: Blue Goo, Aerojet, Teaching
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Quality Schooling Framework

Release: #14-99October 2, 2014State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Launches Web Tool to Help Improve Student SuccessSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today introduced a new online tool, the Quality Schooling Framework ... [Published California, State of - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Making the most of teacher evaluations [Editorial]

The good news from a study of Maryland's transition to a new teacher evaluation system is that we are doing better than perhaps any other state. The bad news is something just about every parent, student and educator in the state probably already know: ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

CTAC : Progress with Implementation of New Evaluation System

BALTIMORE , Sept. 23 -- The Maryland State Department of Education issued the following news release:Representatives of Maryland public school systems are continuing to report progress in the statewide implementation process for new Teacher and Principal ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

California, and SFUSD, lead way on multiculturalism at schools

The state of public education in California is often cited as a bellwether for the rest of the country — although not always as a harbinger of good things to come. During the past decade, when academics and advocates referred to California’s education ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 13 2014]

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...a tool districts can use to increase the participation of parents, family members, and community members in a child's education," Torlakson said. "Research has shown that high levels of parental and community involvement help students succeed in the classroom."
...investments are significant in assisting individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential," said U S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "We want all individuals with disabilities to succeed and these investments symbolize our values and commitment as a nation toward achieving excellence for all."
ED's Rehabilitation Services Administration is awarding another $47 million to support programs in the areas of "vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living for individuals with disabilities."
By the end of the training session, Ms. Knight felt excited. "Documenting all of this will be a challenge," she said. "But it seems really good. I think my students and their parents will benefit from this."

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Updated Family Engagement Framework [Published California, State of - Oct 29 2014]
Promoting Inclusion and Opportunity for Individ... [Published ED.gov - Oct 16 2014]
$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Oct 09 2014]
$121 Million Awarded in Grants to Help Improve ... [Published ED.gov - Oct 08 2014]
Kindergarten-Readiness Tests Gain Ground [Published Education Week - Oct 07 2014]
School board hears about ESL, Rose standards [Published Garden City Telegram - Oct 07 2014]
October 16, 2014 - CCEPD YLF Governance Committ... [Published California, State of - Oct 07 2014]
Riverview STEM Academy helps prepare students f... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 05 2014]
Quality Schooling Framework [Published California, State of - Oct 03 2014]
Making the most of teacher evaluations [Editor... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 26 2014]
CTAC : Progress with Implementation of New Eval... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 24 2014]
California, and SFUSD, lead way on multicultura... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 13 2014]
8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English ... [Published T.H.E. Journal - Aug 20 2014]
GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 09 2014]
The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Announces Finali... [Published PRWeb - May 09 2014]
Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 05 2014]
Sutter Hill Ventures leads $35 mln round for Sm... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 05 2014]
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