K12 Headlines

7/24/2014

7/24/2014

The Katy ISD will consider a massive bond package to resolve the rapid growth in the area. A 200-member bond committee will recommend to the board of trustees for the school district to consider a $750 million bond, with 48 percent of that money going toward building new schools in the district.

7/24/2014

Federal officials are investigating claims that the New Jersey city's school reorganization plan discriminates against its African-American students. The controversial plan consolidates and relocates one-quarter of the schools in the state-run district.

7/24/2014

It is important to honor the progress Texas students and schools have made. This progress has made a real difference for Texas families and our economy. The problem is that we're not improving fast enough to meet the needs of an increasingly technical workplace.

7/24/2014

CTL announced their new CTL 2go PC NL5 Rugged 2-in-1 Windows Tablet. Based on an Intel reference design, the 2go PC NL5 is a Windows 8.1 tablet offering laptop capabilities with the option of a snap-on keyboard.

7/24/2014

A bill that would give more school districts the option of collecting a 1-cent sales tax for construction projects would offer some needed flexibility to the districts. Under current law, the county where a school district operates must raise $7 million or more in accommodations taxes before it can ask voters to approve the sales tax for education.

7/24/2014

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must provide an extra hour of daily reading instruction for the 2014-15 school year. The schools landed on the state's list of lowest-performing elementary schools because so many of their students did poorly on Florida's reading tests this spring.

7/24/2014

Officials have determined that most students at 35 of Des Moines' schools and three preschools are poor enough to qualify for the free breakfast and lunch service. They'll no longer be required to apply for it. District leaders said they should save about $75,000 per year in administrative costs.

7/24/2014

Six years after approving $355 million worth of construction bond measures, voters in the Torrance USD in November will be asked to green light two more for nearly $200 million. The new initiatives would include an aquatic center, high school theater auditoriums, gymnasiums and science labs, among other things.

7/23/2014

7/23/2014

Blackboard plans to launch a new version of its flagship learning environment that is delivered via the public cloud. The public cloud delivery option of the company's learning and synchronous collaboration environment will be fully available later this summer.

7/23/2014

The New Castle school district has brought Emily Sanders to fill its information technology director position. Most recently, she was a department chair assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.

7/23/2014

The Springfield City School District board has approved a $6 million technology plan. The plan calls for the addition of laptops for every high school student in 2016 and for students in grades four through six in 2017.

7/23/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/23/2014

There was a time when vocational and technical education was still a strong part of high school curricula, serving as an effective vehicle for timely, rewarding employment after high school or community college. We need to open our eyes to the tremendous value of vocational and technical education.

7/23/2014

Tiny House is hi-tech, hyper-efficient and very small. As part of a broader sustainability education experience, students at the Key School in Annapolis have been working on the house to demonstrate the latest sustainable building materials and green technology, including solar electricity, rainwater filtration and innovative design to maximize space and efficiency.

7/23/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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