K12 Headlines

7/7/2015

7/7/2015

Pasadena High is trying something different. The school is placing some responsibility for policing online bullying on its students. The students are learning to confront bullies, responding to put-downs with positive posts, or distracting their friends with real-world activities so they don’t become bullies online.

7/7/2015

Robert Schultz will leave the district to become the superintendent of Tulpehocken Area School District. He first came to Lower Dauphin in 2003 as middle school principal. He moved to the assistant to the superintendent role in 2008 and was named assistant superintendent in 2013.

7/7/2015

When Nevada enacted the nation's first law creating almost universal access to education savings accounts, few reformers pointed out that it would undermine equal opportunity. Those who can afford to add to their education savings account to buy a more expensive education will do just that. But those who can't will not.

7/7/2015

The advanced scoring analytics API can evaluate student performance within simulations, games, and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects — in real time.

7/7/2015

The Touchjet Pond Projector turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen where students and teachers can display and interact with Android educational apps, fostering group problem solving and social learning.

7/7/2015

The Lawrence County Board of Education selected Johnny Yates as its new superintendent to replace the former superintendent, Heath Grimes. Yates has worked with the school system for 37 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

7/7/2015

The New York district is bringing in Joseph R. D’Angelo, who has been principal of Maryvale Primary School for the past five years, to take over as district superintendent.

7/7/2015

With the reauthorization of the dysfunctional No Child Left Behind, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. Educators know that good teaching and learning inspires students' natural curiosity, imagination, and the ability to develop critical thinking skills. Schools must nurture these values because the stakes are high.

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The collaboration answers concerns that arose from several groups of students this year who questioned what they saw as gender-biased dress codes.

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The 4,300-student district along the eastern Iowa border is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district's eight school buildings with a body camera.

7/6/2015

The educational assessment services provider is buying key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. Data Recognition Corporation will acquire CTB's statewide custom business and summative shelf assessment products, including TerraNova, LAS Links, TABE and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion high school equivalency assessment.

7/6/2015

Edmentum launched its new Flex Assignments to customize instructional content and the Virtual Collaboration Space to connect with students in a synchronous environment. In addition, new courses have been added to Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, including math and English language arts, over 40 state-specific ones and more career technical education courses.

7/6/2015

Ask any educator what the major challenge is in providing the effective professional learning needed to implement Common Core State Standards, and the answer is the same: Time.

7/6/2015

his is another case of good intentions being implemented with bad policy, and the money could have been better spent to promote teaching as a professional career.

7/6/2015

Unless we modernize our elementary and secondary education systems with a greater focus on college and career readiness, we will never have the robust pipeline of skilled workers our knowledge economy demands.

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