K12 Headlines

2/5/2014

2/5/2014

Seattle school students may feel a little blue today: Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda announced that students won’t get a day off for the Seahawks’ victory parade, even though the parade is an “historic event.”

2/5/2014

Parents across Boston are mobilizing to protest possible budget cuts at their schools for the next academic year, writing letters to school and state officials, turning out at School Committee meetings, and starting a Facebook page to advocate for additional funding.

2/5/2014

Christmas might come a little earlier this year for some public school students after senators approved legislation Monday that would allow holiday celebrations in schools.

2/5/2014

State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.

2/5/2014

The federal School Improvement Grant program targets schools with persistent lower academic achievement and aims to bolster their resources.

2/5/2014

The Oregon Sports Awards have made some dramatic changes since rebranding from The Oregonian Banquet of Champions in 2001 and bringing the show back from a four-year hiatus.

2/5/2014

When it comes to teaching history, nothing destroys student interest faster and more completely than a heavy reliance on textbooks.

2/5/2014

Aaron Yeiser has been selected to serve as the technology integration specialist for Daviess County Public Schools in Owensboro, Ky. Yeiser replaces Catherine Shelton, who recently accepted the position of director of curriculum and technology at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

2/5/2014

Wisconsin public school officials spoke out last week against provisions in a new Republican bill that would grade schools on an A-F scale.

2/5/2014

In this Q&A, Richard Culatta, of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology, talks about how schools can vet information using a new online registry. The registry is designed to help educators easily find the best resources for their needs.

2/5/2014

House Speaker Becky Lockhart is finalizing a massive education proposal aimed at putting learning technology in the hands of each of Utah’s more than 600,000 students. The price tag on the bill, between $200 million and $300 million, makes it the most ambitious education modernization push in Utah history.

2/5/2014

Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year. But in Dallas, there’s a problem. Nearly half of the recent job openings required a bachelor’s degree, but only one-third of the population had one. YouthSpark, an education effort from Microsoft, is designed to shrink the job gap.

2/5/2014

Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among the companies pledging more than $750 million in computers, software and services to an Obama administration project to give almost all U.S. students access to broadband and wireless technology.

2/5/2014

Liam O'Marah from Connect Learning Today interviews Don Rescigno about StrataLogica, a world map educational tool, and its new app, on the exhibit hall floor of the BETT2014 conference, an i2i event in London.

2/5/2014

SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate, a technology platform for autism, has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s pediatric teaching hospital, to revolutionize communication and language development for those with autism and other cognitive and linguistic disabilities. SpecialNeedsWare will integrate the hospital's Visual Immersion System, a first-of-its-kind visual language curriculum and support system, into its special ed tech platforms.

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