K12 Headlines

10/8/2014

10/8/2014

Nonprofit Kansas City Women in Technology created Tech sHeroes, a program focused on encouraging middle school girls to explore careers in technology. The 12-week initiative, which kicked off this September for seventh- and eighth-grade girls in the Shawnee Mission School District, will explore programming robot balls to prototyping mobile applications to learning Javascript.

10/8/2014

Educators and industry leaders must collaborate to introduce young people to modern manufacturing and the STEM subjects that will prepare them to succeed. Real-world experiences with business and industry are an important part of making this connection.

10/8/2014

Be smart about concussions. These days, a likely scenario is that a player will not report an injury or mask its severity, upholding a “team first” mentality. Young players need to drop those delusions.

10/8/2014

Naiku's classroom assessment software will be implemented districtwide for Putnam County School System's nearly 11,000 students in Tennessee. The cloud-based software measures and tracks each student’s proficiency of standards in any subject and grade.

10/8/2014

InFocus Corporation launched LiteShow 4, an adapter that wirelessly connects digital content from computers and mobile devices to nearly any projector or display. LiteShow 4 adds 1080p high-definition output capabilities, HDMI connectivity and refined presentation from mobile devices with the MirrorOp app.

10/8/2014

SAT scores dipped in Georgia this year, with students scoring an average of 1445 in 2014, down from last year’s average score of 1452. The overall national average for 2014 was 1497. More Georgia students took the exam this year — 77 percent of Georgia seniors, a 2.1 percent increase compared to 2013.

10/8/2014

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the latest version of a cognitive assessment for school-aged children, is now available on Q-interactive, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.

10/8/2014

Gov. Corbett took the stage to help Bethlehem's Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts celebrate a $1 million grant for its new building, currently under construction. The grant is the project's second through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

10/8/2014

A big boost from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation is helping a local charter school, Atlas Preparatory School, that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. A $750,000 grant will support a $2 million campaign to renovate a building it has purchased to add eleventh and twelth grades in the next two years.

10/8/2014

Studying the full scope of the nation's past in its many facets helps students understand the time, struggle and conflicting interests that shaped the young republic. All those who appreciate the complexity of history should continue their efforts to include as many viewpoints. Surely that is better than a course that sugarcoats controversy and protest and stresses patriotic platitudes.

10/8/2014

Sayreville War Memorial High School canceled its football season amid an investigation into hazing and bullying allegations. The decision affects the school’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams.

10/8/2014

The town's board of education and New Jersey's Schools Development Authority continue to meet over the plan to consolidate the town's high schools into the Lakeside Middle School building to address overcrowding issues. Middle school students will be moved to the Millville Senior High School building. The entire project is estimated to cost $108 million, which will be covered by the state.

10/8/2014

Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums. District leaders have said there was nothing else to cut after years of funding woes that have prompted nearly $1 billion in cuts that includes the loss of 5,000 positions and the closure of 30 schools.

10/8/2014

In Louisiana’s fierce education debates, policies sometimes are getting shaped more by what occurs in the courtroom than in the classroom. More than a half-dozen pending lawsuits involve disputes over classroom standards, education financing and decision-making authority in local school districts. The most recent was filed last week, challenging $60 million in charter school funding.

10/8/2014

November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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