K12 Headlines

2/18/2015

2/18/2015

If more students decide to attend charters next school year, charter school funding in Ohio will creep to nearly $1 billion a year, under Gov. John Kasich's schools budget, estimates show.

2/18/2015

High schoolers in Hanover, New Hampshire are pushing for a new policy that would make free condoms available in their nurse’s office, saying that it’s important to expand access to contraception among sexually active teens.

2/18/2015

Compass Learning has added GoQuest, a differentiation, inquiry- and project-based learning tool that matches more than 40,000 learning activities and projects to specific student interests and preferences.

2/18/2015

In order to comply with impending Oregon regulations, we need to change the way we look at physical activity and kids. It is not some frill compared with core education activities. It should be a high-­priority activity, and an action item for communities.

2/18/2015

Alachua County Public Schools has signed an agreement to deploy Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant online programs in 10 schools to help students improve their language, literacy and reading skills.

2/18/2015

At least 145 school districts, including some of Michigan’s largest, passed contracts that extended years into the future, delaying the full impact of the law aimed at giving workers a choice on union membership. Unions will have to look beyond blocking right to work to hold on to their members.

2/18/2015

ProgressBook VirtualClassroom is an e-learning management system that gives teachers the ability to create standards-aligned content, collaborate with curriculum teams to co-author content, and share content districtwide.

2/18/2015

The new ParentSquare analytics dashboard is designed to help administrators see, track and enhance parental reach, engagement and participation.

2/18/2015

The Georgia city is partnering with its school system to install external cameras on school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped buses. The city government will pay for the adjudication of disputed citations while Atlanta Public Schools will handle installation and maintenance costs.

2/18/2015

Three dozen California school districts are looking to settle an unprecedented class-action lawsuit over the time students spend in gym class — a battle that has cost taxpayers $1.1 million in fees paid to an Albany attorney, in addition to untold millions in legal costs incurred by the districts.

2/18/2015

A proposed bill, which received its first hearing before the Senate Committee on Education, would deposit $2.5 million into a statewide reimbursement account that would only reimburse teachers for necessary student supplies.

2/18/2015

California's legislative analyst proposed a new system for funding school facilities: grants to districts based on enrollment. The grants would be adjusted depending on local resources. The state would require schools to adopt five-year accountability plans.

2/18/2015

Over the last four years, New York City public schools have seen a 30 percent increase in the number of students referred to occupational therapy, to nearly 42,000 students. The city covers the cost, which at $58 million a year is up from $38 million just five years ago.

2/18/2015

Effective teachers weave engagement elements in their classes casually and effortlessly while average teachers try to deliver content. There is no question content is important but if a teacher is merely delivering content, there is really no difference between a UPS driver and a teacher.

2/17/2015

2/17/2015

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is partnering with Strive for College to sponsor a pilot program that helps tribal high school students gain access to college. Strive for College matches qualifying high school students with undergraduate students who virtually mentor them.

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