K12 Headlines

6/30/2015

6/30/2015

The Extron TeamWork System is a collaboration system that allows small groups of students to share content from both digital and analog sources on a common display. With Extron ShareLink, schools can offer a wireless collaboration gateway to support devices on campus.

6/30/2015

ABC-CLIO Solutions has added more than 250 Course Essentials video learning modules to its American Government database to enable students to engage with and better understand how the government affects their daily lives.

6/30/2015

Both sides are praising the school funding formula as a necessary step toward better school finances, but the timing has now become a negotiating point threatening to slow or derail action. Some legislative leaders want to put it into place immediately and let the formula determine how state funding rolls out in whatever current budget gets adopted.

6/30/2015

Nancy Hines was upped from her position as acting superintendent to the top spot in the district. She has been the district's assistant superintendent. Former Superintendent Thomas Washington resigned in January.

6/30/2015

A new effort by Gov. John Kasich and state legislators could mean some big changes to Ohio school districts. For schools that have failed three years in a row, a CEO would be hired who could remove the elected education board and suspend a union and some of its collective bargaining agreements.

6/30/2015

Indianapolis Public Schools will roll out a new parental involvement educator program at all of its schools in August that it hopes will nudge more parents to play an active role in their child’s education and the community around them.

6/30/2015

In a case involving religion, taxpayer dollars and school choice, a divided Colorado Supreme Court rejected Douglas County School District's school voucher program as unconstitutional. The wealthy suburban district's Choice Scholarship Program aims to use taxpayer money to send children to private schools.

6/30/2015

The Pine Bush Central School District has agreed to pay $4.48 million and enact broad reforms in curriculum and training to settle a lawsuit by five current and former Jewish students who claimed that they had been victims of pervasive anti-Semitism in the schools, a court filing showed.

6/30/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign into law a bill that would require mandatory vaccinations for nearly all California schoolchildren. The measure — one of the toughest vaccination bills in the nation — would require children enrolling in school or day care to be immunized against diseases including measles and whooping cough.

6/30/2015

The partnership centers on the newly announced Skills Navigator. The online classroom assessment system, which measures student skills in math, reading and English language usage, leverages Knovation’s collection of Open Educational Resources.

6/30/2015

Back in 2011, the state of New York banned re-scoring tests, except if there’s a compelling reason — which doesn’t include trying to make a school look better than it is. It does students no favors to have their scores show they passed when they haven’t truly mastered the material.

6/30/2015

Designed to empower teachers, Edmodo Spotlight enables the collection, sharing and discovery of educational resources to improve student learning. In addition, parents can also access resources for their respective child’s learning pathway.

6/30/2015

The Nevada district named the former human resources director as its new superintendent. Teri White is replacing retiring Superintendent Lisa Noonan.

6/30/2015

Interim Lawrence County Schools superintendent Johnny Yates was selected to permanently fill the role. He will serve the remaining 18 months left in former superintendent Heath Grimes’ term of office, which is an elected position in Lawrence County.

6/29/2015

6/29/2015

Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.

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