K12 Headlines

2/3/2014

2/3/2014

Through this expansion, Discovery Education will support Horry County Schools’ new Personalized Digital Learning (PDL) initiative with engaging digital content and sustained, customized professional development.

2/3/2014

The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, compared to $699 for the iPads with curriculum.

2/3/2014

Drawp can be used with all subjects, and lets teachers distribute and collect work as easily as with paper worksheets while automatically storing them in the private Drawp cloud.

2/3/2014

Serving as a mobile science learning workstation, the einsteinTM Tablet+ is a revolutionary new science exploration tablet for students in grades K-12.

2/3/2014

The organizations have previously worked together to preserve a number of Gale’s earlier digital collections, and, with this extension to their agreement, Portico will effectively be preserving all remaining Gale-produced collections.

2/3/2014

Millions have already been spent setting up the Idaho Education Network, but if lawmakers don’t find state funds to cover the shortfall, the network serving all of Idaho’s high schools “will be shut down," state official warns.

2/3/2014

The sweeping changes are meant to maintain rigorous standards that prepare some students for college while allowing others not interested in higher education to acquire career or technical skills necessary for employment after graduation.

2/3/2014

Seattle will be home to the first charter school to open in Washington — a privately funded elementary school for homeless children that will become a publicly funded K-5 charter school next fall.

2/3/2014

New York City’s schools chancellor intends to shift $210 million away from charter schools to help pay for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of prekindergarten programs.

2/3/2014

Here's the stereotype: Teachers and those who represent them have tin ears when it comes to teacher quality and training. Teachers, you see, are mostly interested in funding candidates — for school boards on up — who will protect their outrageous perks and their inherent right to do their jobs badly without consequence.

2/3/2014

A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.

2/3/2014

One in 10 Mississippi public school students has a disability, yet despite federal laws guaranteeing them the same chance at academic success as their nondisabled peers, most never graduate. One quarter of special-needs students leave Mississippi public schools with a traditional diploma.

2/3/2014

We all probably sort of knew this already, but a new map seems to show quite clearly that it doesn't take much snow to close schools in the Southern U.S. — and that it takes a lot to close them in the Northern half of the nation.

2/3/2014

Financing for the new spending will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program. The proportion that goes to broadband service in schools and libraries will increase to $2 billion a year from $1 billion.

2/3/2014

If you want effectively to undermine the complicated, daily work of teachers and custodians and counselors and school traffic cops, you first need to destabilize people’s confidence in the solvency of the overall system. You basically need to create the educational equivalent of a run on the bank.

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