K12 Headlines

10/7/2014

10/7/2014

Dozens of North Dakota school districts might benefit from a one-time federal grant intended to help them plan for emergencies. The state Department of Public Instruction has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help rural districts review, revise or develop emergency operations plans.

10/7/2014

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has received three grants totaling more than $12.5 million to improve school climate and school safety and support the mental and emotional health of Montana students.

10/7/2014

NETGEAR, Inc. is improving the speed, performance and capabilities of its products designed for K12 education facilities. New offerings for wireless access, security and storage include Dual Band High Powered 802.11n Weatherproof Outdoor Access Point and Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point.

10/7/2014

We need to find out how to prevent every school shooting, but focusing on the overwhelming male incidence of these tragic events may be helpful. T

10/7/2014

Overall, teachers do not believe that Common Core Standards are having a positive impact on student learning, according to a new teacher survey. Long-time teachers believe that students should also be learning outside of school.

10/7/2014

Learning Links Foundation (LLF) entered into an education collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE and LLF will connect with professional learning networks, educators, student-teachers and vendors to offer learning experiences based on local needs and requirements.

10/7/2014

Vicki Engbrecht will officially take over as superintendent in February 2015. The 38-year William S. Hart Union High School District employee will take over following the retirement of current Superintendent Rob Challinor.

10/6/2014

10/6/2014

In Jefferson County, after two weeks of student protests, the original language about patriotism was dropped from a proposal to change the district's AP History course curriculum. The school board stripped the most controversial language and then passed the resolution, which still creates a committee to review course materials.

10/6/2014

When state legislators passed Wisconsin Act 35 — the concealed carry weapons law — they made it illegal for off-duty police officers to have weapons on school grounds. Now some Fox Cities schools are entering into agreements with local police departments to close what they see as a loophole.

10/6/2014

Despite criticism that the proceeds aren't enough to warrant the deals, the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. district is selling naming rights to some of its facilities to raise money. The money will be used to help buy iPads, train teachers and cover other costs.

10/6/2014

Nearly nine in 10 Washington public schools, including some high-achieving campuses in the state’s most moneyed communities, have been relegated as failing schools under federal education law, requiring them to set aside 20 percent of their federal funding for private tutoring or to transport students to schools not on the failing list, if parents wish.

10/6/2014

AB420 diverts students to in-school suspensions intended to help them. This kind of reform is necessary to improving positive outcomes of students and makes way for restorative justice practices. Teachers need to spend less time on disciplining students and instead work with counselors and supportive staff who can get to the root of the problem.

10/6/2014

A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high school students while addressing a crucial need in the labor market. Internships are not just for college students anymore. In Indiana, one-third of last year’s senior class in Noblesville earned school credit by serving an internship during the school day with a local business.

10/6/2014

The CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous tip line provider for K12 districts, signed six new school systems, including Arizona's Page Unified School District #8 and Texas' Lubbock Independent School District and Mexia Independent School District.

10/6/2014

A new 4.5-inch touchscreen device called VendScreen is now available that can be added to vending machines. In addition to accepting debit and credit card payments, VendScreen touchscreens display ingredients and nutritional profiles that are updated continuously from a cloud-based database. The devices can also be programmed to showcase the healthiest choices available.

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