K12 Headlines

8/17/2015

8/17/2015

The Nebraska School Activities Association will begin offering championships in unified sports over the next two years, including bowling. track and field relays, swimming relays and golf. Unified sports bring together, as teammates, individuals with intellectual disabilities and those without intellectual disabilities.

8/17/2015

Entourage Yearbooks has taken customer suggestions into consideration during the development of its newest edition of yearbook design software, EDOnline 6.0, which will be released at the end of August. Updates have been made to simplify existing tools and new photo editing features have been added.

8/17/2015

The performance of New Orleans students shot upward after the reforms with higher test scores and less suspensions and expulsions. However, critics of the reforms say that neighborhood schools have been sacrificed for dubious rewards with strict discipline policies and low graduation rates.

8/17/2015

Broward County schools may have to repay $1.8 million owed by two closed charter schools. The two schools agreed to close after frequent disputes over enrollment records with the district.

8/17/2015

New York superintendents with significant opt-out numbers are left wondering how the test scores will be used and what, if any, consequences their districts will face. Discovering where the holes exist in curriculum is also important for educators. The future well-being of students is the strongest argument in favor of opting in.

8/17/2015

The global education technology and smart classrooms market is expected to grow from $43.27 billion in 2015 to nearly $94 billion in 2020, according to a new market research report.

8/17/2015

With nearly 30,000 students, the Louisiana district's public school system still serves the largest number of local families. But increasingly, it's facing competition from other entities with over 11,000 students studying in private, parochial, charter and homeschool settings.

8/17/2015

A majority of the Lake Havasu School Board expressed opposition to allowing online charter school students to participate in district sports. Students enrolled in the district’s own online program, as well as homeschool students, are already allowed to play on the district’s sports teams.

8/17/2015

It is important for parents, teachers, college admissions personnel and employers to engage in an open discussion of what Oregon's new statewide assessment results mean and why they are so important.

8/14/2015

8/14/2015

The Pennsylvania district's school board named Assistant Superintendent David Zupsic to superintendent and formally accepted the resignation of Superintendent Michael Leitera. Leitera will return to the Mohawk School District in Lawrence County as superintendent.

8/14/2015

Schools in 11 school districts will receive $14 million in state grants to pay for at least 300 hours of additional learning time in each school. That time may be filled with more classroom instruction, enrichment opportunities for students, additional professional development for educators or a combination of these activities.

8/14/2015

Lightbox is an interactive, multi-dimensional interface to help pre-K through 12 teachers improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development with audio, video, activity, slideshow, quiz and other components on specific topics.

8/14/2015

The U.S. Department of Education is giving $28.4 million in grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands to reduce costs of advanced placement exams for low-income students. Some students could pay as little as $12 for an exam. Without the grants, some tests cost nearly $100.

8/14/2015

The state's top court fined the state $100,000 per day for failing to put forward a plan to fully fund education from kindergarten through high school, which the court said was required by its previous orders and the state's constitution.

8/14/2015

Administrators at an Alabama middle school showed "deliberate indifference" to allegations that a teacher's aide persuaded a girl to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a federal court of appeals decided.

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