K12 Headlines

7/2/2014

7/2/2014

Exposing young girls to computer science may or may not set them up for careers in high tech. But Google’s financial commitment to Made with Code is a reassuring step toward developing a solid pipeline of women in high-tech careers.

7/2/2014

The New York district is creating a new school that will serve only kindergartners and may last only a year as the district phases out the current elementary school and phases in Delaware Primary. It will be the district's first "one-way bilingual immersion" program. Kindergartners whose first language is Spanish will receive 60 percent of their instruction in Spanish.

7/2/2014

The State Board of Education rejected sponsorship of a new Montessori school in Salem, citing concerns about whether the public charter school would end up serving the disadvantaged students it targets.

7/2/2014

Jefferson Parish public school officials are poised to approve a contract for their first turn-around charter school. The School Board will consider giving the national Celerity Educational Group of Los Angeles a charter to run the chronically low-performing Woodmere Elementary in Harvey.

7/2/2014

All staff contracts became void when the north St. Louis County district in Missouri lapsed on June 30 at midnight. Of the 102 teachers who have been offered jobs in the new district, the majority are returning teachers — those with the best attendance records, the best performance evaluations, and those who were most effective in the classroom, state education officials have said.

7/2/2014

October 15–18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/2/2014

The state's latest round of results on end-of-year tests show a strong bounce in most high school subjects, but a slight drop in junior-level English and a flattening at the middle-school level after years of growth in those grades.

7/2/2014

District Parent Coordinating Council is calling on state education officials to appoint a special master to develop and implement a transfer plan to find seats in good schools for all Buffalo Public Schools students who want to be transferred out of failing schools.

7/2/2014

Copia Interactive is partnering with Utah’s State Office of Education to digitally deliver a statewide Open Educational Resources program focused on state-created science content.

7/2/2014

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released its 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report. The report suggests that only 40 percent of K12 education institutions feel prepared for upcoming online assessments while respondents expect an increase in the use of BYOD technology.

7/2/2014

Learning.com has launched Curriculum Foundry, a solution that helps districts use digital content to meet their instructional goals, facilitate personalized learning and address budget challenges. Curriculum Foundry provides a searchable content repository that includes vetted open education resources and a district’s existing digital content.

7/2/2014

Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games, debuted its first complete collection of game-based curriculum, PLEx (play, learn, experiment) Science series. The games provide interactive labs and exercises that allow students to explore complex science subjects.

7/1/2014

7/1/2014

The Department of Education’s 2014-2015 grade-less high school directory is the first clear sign of the new administration’s progress toward solving a high-stakes puzzle: How to distinguish among the system’s 1,800 schools with enough nuance to capture each one’s strengths and weaknesses and account for factors it controls.

7/1/2014

In addition to raising a new round of funding, STI has acquired a series of companies. The recent acquisitions include Chalkable, a grade book and educational content platform; Learning Earnings, an online behavior and performance incentive program; and Spiral Universe, a next generation SIS for the private school market.

7/1/2014

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations, which will be available later this summer.

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