K12 Headlines

7/7/2014

7/7/2014

For all Cami Anderson’s political problems, the state was right to renew her contract as superintendent of Newark schools. Letting her go now would be massively disruptive to children starting the next school year.

7/7/2014

A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union.

7/7/2014

The federal government is now serving up a new way of providing free meals at schools with high concentrations of needy students that eliminates the tedious application process and removes the stigma some students may feel when going through the lunch line.

7/7/2014

Due to new federal regulations and snafus at the state level, as much as $28 million is owed to school districts, private and charter schools and intermediate units. Some local school districts are out six-figure sums.

7/7/2014

Michelle Obama is fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she’s ready ‘‘to fight until the bitter end.’’

7/7/2014

A 100-page report released last week chronicles misspending and intimidating leadership at the Wyoming Department of Education and could lay the groundwork for state Superintendent Cindy Hill's removal from office.

7/7/2014

AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise have teamed up to make the school bus a classroom on wheels. Connected Bus supports various technology-in-education initiatives in the U.S. by using wireless technology, AT&T's 4G LTE network and devices to increase students' access to information, instruction and teachers.

7/7/2014

An approach to reading that so frustrated me and my students is once again about to become the norm in New York City, as the new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, has announced plans to reinstate a “balanced literacy” approach in English classrooms. 

7/7/2014

Charters are accountable in ways that traditional public schools are not. 

7/7/2014

Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord program will be available on the iPad this fall. The program addresses foundational language and literacy skills and memory, attention, processing and sequencing skill development.

7/7/2014

PASCO scientific released SPARKvue, a science learning application that combines content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment. With the new version, students and teachers can share data and collaborate on lab activities in real time.

7/7/2014

WIN Career Readiness System, a new digital teaching and learning solution for college and career readiness preparation from WIN Learning, includes a single sign-on portal for instant access to the program's four components as well as embedded assessments powered by Kuder.

7/3/2014

7/3/2014

The state comptroller’s office released its first public school construction survey, which measured costs for Texas schools that opened between 2007 and 2013. Data shows that Dallas-Fort Worth is the Texas metro area with the most expensive schools, second only to San Antonio.

7/3/2014

The Madison School District has put forward a $27 million plan to upgrade or expand more than a dozen school buildings with financing from a proposed bond issue and the district’s capital maintenance operating budget over two years.

7/3/2014

A growing number of school districts are updating their tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarettes. The vapor products, which some say are safer to use than tobacco cigarettes, are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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