K12 Headlines

11/12/2014

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An attorney representing the Leon County School Board in a federal investigation into the district's construction practices said no evidence has been found that contracts were given to vendors based on political contributions or favors. However, the district did not properly document how and why contracts were awarded.

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PingPong released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation, and makes learning more fun.

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In New York, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind ban of cellphones is enforced predominantly at schools with metal detectors—the same schools that could benefit the most from technology-friendly policies.

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December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

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February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

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As part of their class work, students in Washington Community High School’s new tech support internship class are working on school-owned equipment after receiving requests from staff. Four class pathways are available to students, include training for the A+ tech support certification.

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Montgomery County's board of education voted to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year. The issue stemmed from the schools being closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones.

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Nearly 100 people, including elected officials and regional law enforcement officers, gathered to observe a simulated school shooting in a Methuen grammar school and see what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman.

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To prepare high school students and adult learners for new versions of high school equivalency tests, Odysseyware has launched three new test prep courses for the 2014 GED, HiSET and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

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A former school-board member who quietly ran on a single issue — the repeal of Common Core standards — has apparently won the election for state superintendent of public instruction. Republican Diane Douglas had maintained a narrow lead over Democrat David Garcia.

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Police arrests and court citations have replaced or supplemented school-imposed discipline for student misconduct. The best hope for breaking the so-called school-to-court pipeline is parents. In districts where parents have expressed concern, school officials have replaced public law officers with private security workers.

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Scholastic launched Guided Reading Short Reads, a K6 resource for text comprehension, and Leveled Bookroom 3rd Edition, which focuses on leveled texts, assessments, and new technology tools for shared reading.

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A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Colorado's Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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