K12 Headlines

3/13/2015

3/13/2015

A growing number of educators are using podcasts to motivate their classrooms, improve students’ listening skills, and address education requirements set by the Common Core state standards.

3/13/2015

LG Electronics USA introduced new digital signage products, including Ultra HD signage displays and an expanded line of displays featuring the commercial version of its webOS platform.

3/13/2015

The Kansas House narrowly advanced a controversial bill repealing the state’s current school finance formula in favor of flexible block grants. The proposal will give school districts more flexibility on how to spend state dollars but will also reduce overall school funding for the current year.

3/13/2015

The Mississippi Department of Education, in partnership with East Mississippi Community College, will open the state’s first early college high school this fall for students who show potential for academic success but need a different type of school setting.

3/13/2015

The SPARK Element is water-resistant, lightweight and portable handheld science learning device designed specifically for science classrooms. It comes with SPARKvue, PASCO’s science learning application for sensor-based data collection, sharing, visualization and analysis.

3/13/2015

The EduZone educational community platform enables districts to protect and utilize student data while they adopt, standardize and share learning applications with students, parents and educators.

3/13/2015

Hamilton County's board of education voted to sue Tennessee over the Basic Education Program, the formula through which the state funds public schools. School officials say the state shortchanges the school district roughly $13 million annually.

3/13/2015

A House panel gave its approval to a plan that would encourage school districts to adopt a standard attire policy for K8 students. The bill includes a small cash incentive for school districts that comply.

3/12/2015

3/12/2015

In order for the state's school administration to be independent from the governor’s office, maybe the members of the governor-appointed State Board of Education (SBOE) should be elected. Let there be one SBOE representative from each of the nine congressional districts in Indiana.

3/12/2015

A bipartisan group of senators put forward a bill offering one-time grants for school districts that are adding classes in accordance with state mandates.

3/12/2015

The school lunch program is an opportunity to shape how kids — and grown-ups — will eat in the future. Teaching children bad eating habits means creating yet another generation of Americans who will have to break those habits; and, given what we now know about the effect of those habits on our health, that’s nothing short of criminal.

3/12/2015

The Kenmore Tonawanda School Board is considering a possible boycott of the state's standardized tests for students in grades 3 through 8 unless Governor Andrew Cuomo releases state aid information to school districts and changes the education funding formula.

3/12/2015

School buildings may join school programs in facing budget cuts under legislation being considered in Juneau. A proposed Senate bill would halt new entries in a state program that reimburses local governments for up to 70 percent of the cost when they issue bonds to build or renovate schools.

3/12/2015

Students and teachers will have access to daily news from USA TODAY through Curriculet's dynamic reading platform. Through the new partnership, students can read news articles with embedded assessments with differentiated layers targeted to elementary, middle and high school reading levels.

3/12/2015

Next school year, Clark County expects to have 2,600 teachers fewer than it needs. The shortage, the result of an awakening economy, attrition and growing population has created teeming schools, a heavy reliance on substitute teachers and oversubscribed special education programs.

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