Education Dive Where do educators' off-site activities conflict with their responsibility to care for kids? 2017-06-28T09:30:37.000000000-04:00 A principal at a New Orleans charter school was recently fired for allegedly attending a protest of the removal of a Confederate statue, which has raised questions of biases in schools. California, Pennsylvania disrupt the two-year business model 2017-06-28T09:30:31.000000000-04:00 The states are launching alternative community colleges which use virtual models to target unemployed or underemployed adults or potential students located in rural regions. Maryland schools get new rating system 2017-06-28T09:30:18.000000000-04:00 A five-star system will take effect this fall, as part of the state's accountability plan for the rollout of the Every Student Succeeds Act. How can educators measure and predict grit in their students? 2017-06-28T08:30:10.000000000-04:00 YouthTruth data on student perceptions of the school climate shows that development of grit in a student can be determined by three key predictors. Mold in schools a costly residual of deferred maintenance projects 2017-06-28T00:07:16.000000000-04:00 Mold can be an issue in K-12 schools and on college campuses, and can lead to health problems, but the cost of cleanup can stretch into the six figure amounts, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tuesday at ISTE 2017: Looking beyond 'single stories,' rethinking class design 2017-06-27T17:00:00.000000000-04:00 While the announcements slowed, the day still saw new CTE offerings from zSpace, new charging and storage solutions from Belkin, and more. Protests, transparency and the changing face of higher ed 2017-06-27T11:05:47.000000000-04:00 Panelists at Tuesday's Council on Higher Education Accreditation meeting covered a wide range of pressing topics in the industry. Professor nixes summer class after low enrollment leads to pay cut 2017-06-27T09:30:56.000000000-04:00 A Youngstown State University faculty member decided to cancel the course after the institution pro-rated pay by 43% to match the number of students registered. SCOTUS ruling gives a boost to religious schools 2017-06-27T09:30:39.000000000-04:00 The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled it unconstitutional to deny a school state funding solely because it is a religious school. Could apprenticeships work for early childhood educators? 2017-06-27T09:30:33.000000000-04:00 A new report from the New America Foundation examines how early childhood educators can gain necessary credentials, either through education or workforce development.