K12 Headlines

7/8/2014

7/8/2014

The Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee and Somerset School Committee approved Jeffrey Schoonover as the new superintendent for both the pre-K8 school district and the regional school district.

7/8/2014

IPVideo Corporation introduced an key audio/video recording, editing and streaming solution that uses select Panasonic and Axis IP security cameras. AVfusion can be used for capturing lectures, training sessions, student presentations and interviews.

7/8/2014

Compass Learning is launching a new suite of solutions focused on blended learning, intervention and credit recovery. Simultaneous to the release of the new Pathblazer, Hybridge and Gradbound software offerings, Compass Learning is also launching new professional development offerings including its Leveraging Data course.

7/8/2014

If the state is sincere in its desire to help all students succeed, it will acknowledge that some districts — those that serve the neediest children —have the need for better and more stable funding.

7/8/2014

As part of a $4,104,000 Extended Learning Time grant from the New York State Department of Education, the Utica City School District will extend the school day for several area schools starting in September to enhance academics and increase test scores.

7/7/2014

7/7/2014

The new Buffalo Board of Education majority intends to start dramatically overhauling the city’s schools when it meets Wednesday, proposing significant changes such as increasing the number of charter schools and lobbying for more state intervention in the school system.

7/7/2014

The thousands of miles of wiring frantically being strung throughout America's schools this summer may look like everyday Internet cables. They're actually lifelines of high-speed learning. 

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. 

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