K12 Headlines

8/14/2014

8/14/2014

The board of The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School faces an uncertain future in terms of their extended support from the State Department of Education due to unclear language in the bill that created it.

8/14/2014

Charleston County School District and Discovery Education announced an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital science textbook to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide. Through this expansion, students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

8/13/2014

8/13/2014

An eco-friendly line of school supplies made with recycled materials, renewable recources or innovations in biodegradability has been launched by Green ABCs.

8/13/2014

Google announced the limited preview of Classroom, a tool that aims to make it easier for teachers to stay in touch with their students and to give them assignments and feedback. Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account can now use the service.

8/13/2014

PresenceLearning has added, “Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” to its online resource library. Based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise, the free download outlines how properly executed blended learning models can positively impact special education students.

8/13/2014

Charter schools in Nashville will soon be expected to make their financial documents — including a disclosure of private funds — available for the city to publish online as part of a new set of measures aimed at fiscal transparency.

8/13/2014

Everyone has acknowledged for years that No Child Left Behind, which required that 100 percent of students meet academic standards by 2014, had created an impossible goal, and needed an overhaul. But Congress is too dysfunctional to do that.

8/13/2014

U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a new poll found that adults still rank school violence and gun-related injuries among their top concerns for children.

8/13/2014

The Ohio region needs to grow its own students who are interested in and successful in STEM fields. The effort needs to start much earlier for students – in elementary school.

8/13/2014

The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.

8/13/2014

Acer America announced the Acer Chromebook 13, a new Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display.

8/13/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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