K12 Headlines

2/4/2015

2/4/2015

Two new programs in Providence are targeting gender and socioeconomic disparities in the technology sector. Brown University students have partnered with Girls Who Code and local start-up Intracity Geeks to help equalize opportunities in tech by teaching girls and local middle school students to code.

2/4/2015

More technology in the classroom has long been a policy-making panacea. But mounting evidence shows that showering students, especially those from struggling families, with networked devices will not shrink the class divide in education. If anything, it will widen it.

2/4/2015

The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource. It adopted all elementary, middle and high school courses, including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

2/4/2015

Even as it faces a significant budget crunch next year, a New Jersey school district’s curriculum department is still planning on investing $1 million in technology suitable for new standardized tests.

2/4/2015

The Hanford Joint Union High School District is looking into a BYOD program that is expected to launch in the 2016-17 school year. First, however, the district must complete a nearly $1 million network upgrade project.

2/4/2015

City council members are calling for an overhaul of school disciplinary practices, where they say black and Hispanic kids are often disproportionately punished for misbehaving. They are asking to reduce the number of suspensions in the schools, increase access to guidance counselors, and improve relations between students and school safety agents.

2/4/2015

Virginia lawmakers are considering House Bill 1366, which would change state guidelines pertaining to sex offenders on school property. The measure is aimed at limiting school access for parents who are sex offenders and want to visit their child’s school.

2/4/2015

In its 2015 Position Paper, the School Nutrition Association has suggested Congress take a second look at the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and loosen some of the calorie, fat and sodium regulations. Perhaps then, the group argued, more children would go back to buying school lunches.

2/4/2015

Democrats who control the Iowa Senate proposed a 4 percent increase in basic state aid for K12 schools for each of the next two academic years, setting up a showdown with the Iowa House. The Republican-led House recently approved a 1.25 percent increase.

2/4/2015

More than half of Ohio school districts would see their state funding reduced under Gov. John Kasich’s new two-year budget, which also seeks to increase oversight of charter schools.

2/4/2015

Senate Bill 2 would allow certain high school students to enroll in a college or university if they can pass a college entrance exam and have completed freshman- and sophomore-level high school course work. When they complete a degree or certificate program, their college-level courses would satisfy 11th- and 12th-grade requirements.

2/4/2015

The superintendent and school board of Montgomery County have agreed to part ways, beginning the search for a new chief to lead the largest school district in Maryland. He will leave months before his four-year contract would have ended in June.

2/4/2015

eLearning Innovation, LLC has acquired its long-term partner, Advanced E-learning Solutions, to extend eLearning Innovation’s instructional design services to offer custom elearning tool development, elearning systems integration, LMS hosting, remote administration, and helpdesk support.

2/4/2015

To help schools find quality education technology products, 3rd Quote is now offering an automated proposal request system, provider reviews, a collaborative production evaluation tool, comparative pricing data, budget planning tool, and real-time data.

2/4/2015

Created using Google’s Chromium open source operating system, Neverware's CloudReady is a cloud-based operating system which enables PCs running CloudReady to be used in a classroom together with Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education and Google Admin.

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