K12 Headlines

7/14/2015

7/14/2015

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of more than 80 public school districts.

7/14/2015

As part of an exclusive partnership, more than 1,000 of Twig World Ltd.'s standards-aligned, content connection videos will be seamlessly embedded into STEMscopes, Accelerate Learning’s digital STEM curriculum.

7/14/2015

Considering their lesson plans are tailored specifically towards the field they want to pursue upon graduation, students at the new Delaware Met will be responsible for owning their education. As part of this “Big Picture Learning” model, the school will also partner with businesses and organizations to provide the students with internships.

7/14/2015

The former New Jersey education commissioner is the new state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools. Christopher Cerf's arrival could mark the beginning of the end of two decades of state control over New Jersey's largest public school district.

7/13/2015

7/13/2015

The new arrangement will ultimately put an end to a five-year agreement with Pearson that had become the subject of anger and protest from parent and teacher groups throughout the state.

7/13/2015

School districts have been dealing with the use of Confederate symbols in sports for years, and not just in the South. From New York and Massachusetts, to Texas and Florida, schools have disassociated themselves with nicknames like Rebels and logos that feature gray-clad Confederate soldiers and the battle flag itself.

7/13/2015

Many are policy items the state's leading Republicans slipped into the proposal with no public debate, such as allowing the Milwaukee County executive to take over failing schools in Milwaukee, creating a special-needs voucher program and requiring all students to pass a civics test to graduate.

7/13/2015

Among Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown's major proposals: Making charter school management and finances more open to the public, tracking how charter schools fit into each area's education plans and making sure that making profits isn't more important than educating kids.

7/13/2015

A study found that second-generation Mexican Americans in California and Texas had achieved more education, higher earnings, less poverty, more white-collar jobs and greater rates of home ownership than their immigrant parents.

7/13/2015

The Texas school district has added Principles & Elements of Floral Design to its curriculum resources offered through CEV Multimedia's iCEV online platform. Career and technical education courses are offered in 33 of Austin ISD's schools.

7/13/2015

NewerTech's NewerTech Power2U dual USB wall outlet now enables charging of up to four mobile devices at a single electrical outlet. The Power2U features two traditional 15 amp power outlets, plus two USB ports delivering an additional 2.5 amps via the USB ports.

7/13/2015

In contrast to door-blocking devices, the Securitech QID (Quick Intruder Deadbolt) classroom lock is activated by pushing a button to instantly activate both the deadbolt and the lever handle lock. The mechanism can also be opened from the outside by first responders and other authorized personnel.

7/13/2015

A jury in Washington state has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

7/13/2015

The mainstream school system — with its barrage of tests, Common Core and “excellent sheep” — encourages learning as a passive, standardized process. But here and there, with the help of YouTube and thousands of podcasts, a growing group of students and adults are beginning to supplement their education.

7/13/2015

In an early glimpse of how much tougher state tests could be in the Common Core era, a new federal report released in July shows that early adopters of the controversial standards are assessing their students using far higher bars of difficulty.

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