K12 Headlines

1/14/2015

1/14/2015

The Florida governor is proposing $20 million in funding for technical centers and training. The proposed funding is separate from the education budget he recently proposed.

1/14/2015

Clayton County Public Schools opened its first school-based health center, joining a small but growing number of school districts providing health care for its students. It will provide on-site pediatric and adolescent care for acute and chronic illnesses for students.

1/14/2015

Schools can use the app to manage students' data, send assignments and photos, and communicate with students and parents over email, SMS or via the app itself. The software also can manage fees, identity cards and library operations, among other functions.

1/14/2015

SubFinder elite Version 1 offers web-based scheduling capabilities to assist in the management of block and rolling schedules. The upgrade also includes user-specific dashboards, a totally redesigned report engine, and a message center.

1/14/2015

The launch of the new FreshGrade mobile app will allow teachers to capture and document more learning in the classroom with features such as three-way collaboration, mobile account management, and picture, audio, video or anecdotal note taking.

1/14/2015

In Tennessee, a state representative is proposing a test that would determine if students can graduate. The test is similar to the exam immigrants take while trying to gain citizenship.

1/14/2015

Education venture and equity financing increased 55 percent to $1.87 billion in 2014, according to CB Insights. Financing within the industry has nearly quintupled from a base of $385 million in 2009.

1/14/2015

My Awesome Publishing Company!, a new web-based writing and book publishing platform, has been developed by FableVision Learning and Lulu.com. The K8-focused online platform will be hosted by FableVision's founder and children's book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

1/14/2015

In many ways, the coming advancements in professional development mirror the trends in classroom instruction: personalization, real-world practice and greater opportunities through blended and online learning.

1/14/2015

Blended learning is poised to transform education as we know it. We know the what and the why, but it’s not often we learn how. In their book, Blended, Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, Michael Horn and Heather Staker lay out the components of successful blended learning programs, and challenge readers to create a culture that can make these innovations succeed.

1/14/2015

Albemarle County Public Schools and Blackboard are partnering further to bring the district's full education technology suite under one unified platform with five Blackboard solutions that center on teaching, learning and community engagement.

1/14/2015

After asking students a series of questions, Shmoop’s new College Planning Tool then compiles a personalized list of safety, target and reach schools. Resume Redux enables students to reformat their resumes.

1/14/2015

The new Texas Legislature needs to take a long look at the real purpose of standardized testing. If the purpose of testing is to assess a student's mastery of the state's curriculum, then a change is required. The state needs to replace it with a compact, rigorous curriculum that will allow students the opportunity for enrichment or remediation.

1/14/2015

Communications between teachers and students could be automatically forwarded to parents and school administrators if a new bill becomes law. The proposed bill stems from multiple instances of inappropriate conduct between teachers and students, over the years, including two arrests in Indiana in the past week.

1/14/2015

House Republicans pushed through a proposal for alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding, as supporters of the original language protested that the effort aimed to sabotage the November vote.

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