K12 Headlines

11/13/2014

11/13/2014

A divided South Carolina Supreme Court ruled for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that students receive the opportunity to succeed. The 2 ruling directs legislators and school district officials to work together to solve the state's "constitutional deficiency."

11/13/2014

Oklahoma's school districts can redirect more funding to teachers and classrooms by streamlining and consolidating administrative costs, offering parents more choices for their children and eliminating waste, according to a state study. A proposed bill would have consolidated administrative spending for over 200 Oklahoma schools, resulting in more than $35 million in savings.

11/13/2014

State lawmakers are scheduled to take up a proposed bill that would require the state to study whether to allow teens to stay in bed longer on school days.

11/13/2014

The Rockford School Board adopted a timeline outlining when eight Rockford public schools will close, when new ones will be built, and when students will be shifted from one school to another based on changes in attendance zones. The district adopted a $250 million capital improvement plan in August.

11/13/2014

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, debuted the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to make safer decisions when using the internet. The cybersecurity initiative will equip educators, students and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens.

11/13/2014

Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. A long-range facilities planning committee will present changes to almost all of the district’s buildings — including options to build a new elementary school and to expand the high school.

11/13/2014

Key Learning Community, one of Indianapolis Public School's most famous schools, would shut down and four others would see dramatic changes to their offerings under a plan presented to the school board.

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February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has started two new technology and entrepreneurship programs in five U.S. communities. In the Startup Tech program, students will learn to create apps, computer code and an internet-based business plan.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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Lockheed Martin has offered a multi-million dollar, multi-year grant to District of Columbia Public Schools to support the expansion of college and career-focused STEM programs through Project Lead The Way.

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Henry County Public Schools is exploring the possibility of developing an information technology academy at one of its high schools by 2015-2016. The district is in discussions to work with Patrick Henry Community College and possibly New College Institute in the program.

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Rural schools face different problems than urban schools when it comes to improving their STEM instruction. Administrators from a consortium of rural communities have found new ways to make STEM classes better for teachers and students, including seeking grants for additional infrastructure and partnering with local businesses.

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From the building design to equipment to programming, Greensboro's new Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School is customized for a STEAM focus. It's also one of the few schools in the country built in a business park and research campus, with the nearby Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research even having an office in the middle school.

11/12/2014

Stockton USD, East Side Union High School District and Pacific Grove USD passed Ed-Tech Bonds. East Side intends to issue six bonds, phased in every three years, from 2015 to 2033. The first bond would be $16.2 million, growing to $21.8 million for the final bond.

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