K12 Headlines

4/14/2015

4/14/2015

Through this integration, schools and districts that use Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions will now be able to access and build courses leveraging CK-12 Foundation’s content. CK-12’s K-12 STEM platform provides a combination of adaptive STEM practice material and recommended learning material at no cost.

4/14/2015

Approximately 30,000 more Oregon school children could have access to free school lunches starting with the 2015-16 school year. A new appropriations bill will provide $2.4 million to fund the mandate that school districts provide free lunches to students who are eligible for reduced-price lunches.

4/14/2015

A pair of Colorado Senate bills dealing with violence and mental health in schools received initial approval after a sometimes emotional hearing. One bill would allow victims of school violence to sue districts for information, and the other would create a committee to study mental health in schools.

4/14/2015

Spokane Public Schools kept true to its promise to pull students from class who aren't compliant with Washington's vaccine laws this week. It is state law that schools require vaccinations or a waiver signed by parents excusing their children from getting shots. Those who don't have either on file are listed as non-compliant.

4/14/2015

Ten former Atlanta public school educators, convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the largest U.S. test-cheating scandals, should consider plea deals or face significantly more time behind bars, a judge said.

4/14/2015

Florida school districts resumed computerized testing this week without a hitch. The issues that plagued students as they took the Florida Standards Assessments writing exams a month ago — such as not being able to log in or being knocked out of tests — did not recur.

4/13/2015

4/13/2015

Discovery Education expanded its partnership with Tennessee’s Metro Nashville Public Schools. In the latest phase of this seven-year relationship, middle school students districtwide will be able to learn through Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series.

4/13/2015

The free Copilot Family parental control app will include the weekly Insight Email, which will detail a child’s technology use. The feature provides a window into how children are using mobile devices, indicating what new apps the child has downloaded on a weekly basis.

4/13/2015

Test Free has launched SAT Free, a no-cost online test preparation course, for all college-bound and college-interested students, including juniors taking the SAT this spring.

4/13/2015

Despite its prevalence and a well-established base of scientific research, some Connecticut parents say they have trouble getting their local schools to recognize the disorder and provide their children with appropriate interventions and accommodations.

4/13/2015

A recent survey of Washington school districts by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found more than 5,500 additional classrooms will be needed to satisfy the McCleary requirements.

4/13/2015

Dynamic Healthy Vending has set up a special give-back program to make the vending machine idea more appealing to schools.

4/13/2015

Wisconsin school districts are increasingly turning to referendums to exceed the revenue caps imposed by the state — in many cases to cover basic operating expenses.

4/13/2015

During her four years as Secretary of State and the last two years giving speeches and promoting her memoir, “Hard Choices,” she has said little about education issues.

4/13/2015

School officials want to buy 57 acres about 3 miles south of Interstate 84 for $1.7 million. They have no immediate plans to build a school but note that as development ramps up in South Boise, they will need to add a school.

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