K12 Headlines

2/19/2014

2/19/2014

In 2012, 80 percent of school district IT leaders predicted flat or declining IT budgets. That was one trend uncovered in the Consortium for School Networking's 2013 survey. Their 2014 survey is currently underway. In the meantime, here are 10 key findings from last year's report.

2/19/2014

Math movies. Yoga. Thanksgiving e-books. Don’t expect the typical at Stonegate Elementary, where teachers are told to try anything that might kindle the flame of student success. That’s the mantra of Principal Stan Machesky and his staff: innovative teachers inspire not only through the creative tools they craft, but by being models of learning that students can emulate.

2/19/2014

The Wake County Superior Court judge issued the ruling after allowing the Institute for Justice to intervene on behalf of two parents hoping to use the Opportunity Scholarships to send their children to private schools.

2/19/2014

Forget wood shop and auto shop: Students at San Bernardino City Unified’s Indian Springs High School are going to learn computer-aided design of prosthetic limbs, print them on high-end 3D printers and finish the end result.

2/19/2014

FSSD in Tennessee will seek another instructional technology specialist to support and lead educators and students. These specialists help integrate technology within daily lessons; one will focus on prekindergarten through fourth grade and the other grades 5-8.

2/19/2014

Waukee will become the latest Iowa school district to install a high-tech software program, called the Raptor Visitor Management System, that screens visitors to ensure they are not in the national database for sex offenders.

2/19/2014

Community Consolidated School District’s leadership academy is teaching administrators how to coach teachers. Altogether, each administrator receives an annual 63 hours of PD focused on building the leadership skills needed for the 21st-century classroom.

2/18/2014

2/18/2014

At least three New York districts are considering plans to sell vacant buildings to developers, proposals that have aroused varying levels of community anger.

2/18/2014

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision made two years ago which dismissed a suit by parents who objected to the school uniform.

2/18/2014

The draft is expected to be released Wednesday as part of a fast-paced schedule allowing the State Board of Education to vote on a final version in early April, so teachers can plan fall course ¬lessons.

2/18/2014

Clark County may return to an old policy that required the superintendent to obtain board permission in public meetings for changes to admin personnel following a case allegedly involving a high-ranking official inappropriately influencing a hire.

2/18/2014

For the last six years, Oregon parents have watched state and local budget-making. Next year, districts across the state will stop cutting and start rebuilding. As money comes back into district coffers, what should be on parents’ minds?

2/18/2014

A high school is being pressured to abandon its team name and longstanding mascot because of accusations from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington that it is derogatory.

2/18/2014

The learning company released a new Open Badge platform called Acclaim, which gives organizations the ability to translate and recognize someone's professional achievements and learning outcomes.

2/18/2014

Last month, Maryland tackled the widespread injustice of overly harsh discipline policies in our schools but too many schools still use severe and ineffective practices to address student misbehavior.

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