K12 Headlines

6/2/2014

6/2/2014

The effort is being made so that those children will have the benefits of the extended learning time that raises the chances for academic success. The program involves Say Yes partnering with a number of stakeholders, including the school district.

6/2/2014

Regardless of where you fall upon the spectrum, it is striking to see the lengths to which schools go these days to mold education to the needs of students, rather than bending students to the needs of education. If you ask me, that’s a good thing.

5/30/2014

5/30/2014

Extron Electronics introduced the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-70V and XPA 1002-100V. The ENERGY STAR-qualified amplifiers have an high efficiency, advanced Class D amplifier design and feature patented CDRS - Class D Ripple Suppression technology.

5/30/2014

Female students at a Heber City high school in Utah are irritated because their yearbook photos were altered arbitrarily to reveal less skin - without their knowledge. School officials acknowledged the modesty photoshop, saying students know the dress code and were warned about the possibly editing.

5/30/2014

InFocus Corporation has addded the 65-inch JTouch model to in its line-up of large-format 1080p, LCD displays that turn notebooks into massive touchscreens. Like the previously released 55-inch and 70-inch JTouch models, the 65-inch device connects to a notebook – PC or Mac – with an HDMI cable, VGA, USB Type-A, or wirelessly via the InFocus LiteShow adapter.

5/30/2014

A divided Jefferson County board hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, despite controversy over the hiring process and transparency issues. He currently serves as an assistant superintendent with the Douglas County School District.

5/30/2014

Gloucester County Public Schools has voted to appoint Walter R. Clemons as the district's new superintendent. Clemons, the superintendent of schools for Northampton County, brings with him more than 24 years experience in education.

5/30/2014

The House Appropriations Committee passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. The guidelines added more fruits and green vegetables to school meals and reduced the amount of salt and fat children consume at schools.

5/30/2014

A New York high school is the latest in the nation to ban backpacks following several bomb threats, and has even taken extra steps, including sealing up students' lockers. Students at Wantagh High School are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers is taking school security to a new level.

5/30/2014

Allegations have been made against a Manhattan private school that teaches children with special needs. Many public school students get reimbursed to go the Churchill School but, according to a new report, the school billed the state for money that it didn’t deserve. The state comptroller’s office said that the school bilked the state for more than $3-million in improper and outrageous expenses.

5/30/2014

Oklahoma City is implementing additional security measures as part of a $600,000 overall security initiative split between the Oklahoma City police and public schools. The plan calls for eight additional School Resource Officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department to patrol the city's 55 elementary schools.

5/30/2014

Vermont scored a "D" in the Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy's 2013 financial literacy report card. The Vermont Financial Literacy Task Force is currently working on a comprehensive report that will serve as the state's financial literacy action plan.

5/30/2014

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) will be launching its Summer Brain Gain program in 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Designed to prevent summer learning loss and foster critical creative-thinking skills, the program's curriculum will also be available for free to all BGCAs across the country.

5/30/2014

Though superficially appealing, using test scores to evaluate teachers will create more problems than it will solve. Excellent teachers will be erroneously labeled as incompetent, while poor teachers may get a pass. Students will not benefit.

5/30/2014

As lawmakers work to hammer out a spending plan that maintains the meager status quo in Illinois’ struggling public schools, the Illinois House will have a chance to vote in favor of Manar’s school funding reform bill. Without the latter, Illinois schools will continue to find themselves in an uncertain fiscal situation. Students are the ones who will suffer the most.

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