K12 Headlines

11/5/2013

11/5/2013

At a special public board meeting last Friday, the Montclair, N.J., Board of Ed unanimously voted to appoint attorney Mark Tabakin to conduct an investigation into the suspected unauthorized release of proprietary/confidential district assessments. The resolution also calls for Tabakin to investigate other incidents of conduct that may be contrary to the Board’s best interest, as may be disclosed by further investigation.

11/5/2013

myON reader allows students to access a unique online environment where they have access to the largest collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including naturally recorded audio, text highlighting and an embedded dictionary.

11/5/2013

Each school district’s goal was to supply every student with a tablet and integrate it into their existing curriculum and technology. NCCISD has completed this goal, outfitting all 300 students in the district. MISD supplied their entire sixth grade of 1,600 students with LearnPads as part of a multi-year integration of 1:1.

11/5/2013

Sara Martinez Tucker started out in the world of journalism and then distinguished herself in the world of business. But it is the world of education in which she has found her passion.

11/4/2013

11/4/2013

An independent panel of judges decided which schools would be selected for the award after nominations were submitted earlier this year. In addition to reviewing each school’s safety plan, the judges also based final scores on six criteria and put an emphasis on schools that use technology to promote safety.

11/4/2013

The Teachscape Reflect observation and evaluation management system will help administrators and teachers focus on specific areas in which teachers can build their skills and collaborate on their professional learning, at both the individual and school level.

11/4/2013

English Spanish Success!, an interdisciplinary suite of innovative curriculum products (Sparkito!, Comprendo!, Claro!) published and distributed by Sunburst, is currently being used in 68 Austin Independent School District (AISD) elementary schools and over 100 districts in the U.S. ESS! supports language and academic vocabulary acquisition skills for Spanish-dominant speaking student populations.

11/4/2013

The event is designed to bring local educators and innovative ed tech entrepreneurs together, and provide opportunities for teachers to explore new products and to ask the tough questions of the entrepreneurs.

11/4/2013

Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.

11/4/2013

Alarmed by chronically low MCAS scores, Massachusetts education officials announced Wednesday they will take over four schools, including two in Boston, in an attempt to rejuvenate academic programs and put students on a path to success.

11/4/2013

The Sun-Times analysis of results from tests taken this past spring shows Chicago, with 84.9 percent of its students from low-income households, once again claimed some of the best and many of the worst-scoring schools in the state.

11/4/2013

Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.

11/4/2013

Money has influenced — and in some ways defined — high-school sports in Arizona.

11/4/2013

At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.

11/4/2013

Proposition 30 stabilized school funding in California for the first time since the Great Recession began, allowing school districts to avert thousands of teacher layoffs.

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