K12 Headlines

1/30/2014

1/30/2014

ewer than half the institutions in America provide a robust defense of free expression. Virginia’s record is likewise mixed.

1/30/2014

Much like his 2013 address, Obama called on state and federal legislators to invest in early childhood education, as a way to build up the economy and the nation's academic standing.

1/30/2014

Sixteen hours after leaving school in a bus, some Atlanta-area students were still making their way home. Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said “several hundred students at nine schools are sheltered in place.”

1/30/2014

While nothing has been filed in court, the lawsuit likely will be on behalf of teachers from Denver Public Schools who lost their jobs after the district introduced a pilot program based on Senate Bill 10-191, also known as SB191.

1/30/2014

New York City Mayor de Blasio and backers of his tax-the-wealthy plan for pre-K quickly seized on King’s remarks, made during a legislative budget hearing.

1/30/2014

A southern Illinois school district will use a $1.2 million grant to pay part of the cost of building a severe weather shelter in an elementary school.

1/29/2014

1/29/2014

The Challenge honors K12 student winners whose creative inventions best demonstrate the Spark!Lab process of invention, with a patent filing and Camp Invention scholarship among the prizes.

1/29/2014

The initiative will leverage the inspirational leadership of CEOs; the personal stories of their employees who have risen above difficult circumstances to have successful careers; and specific professional pathways that these companies' Talent and Human Resources departments will provide to College Summit students.

1/29/2014

Wisconsin schools that receive failing grades on state report cards would be closed or turned into independently operated charter schools and low-quality private schools could be booted from the taxpayer-funded voucher program, under legislation announced this week.

1/29/2014

A school in New Zealand lets its students do whatever they want during playtime. Are American parents ready to endorse a similar policy here?

1/29/2014

Teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have new resources to help them prepare their students for upcoming Common Core field tests. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has posted sample test items on the platform students in every grade will use when taking the field test later this spring.

1/29/2014

Users of online services believe responsibility for privacy is shared by governments, technology suppliers and individuals, a survey has revealed. Individuals feel some responsibility to find out what data is collected and how it is used, but they also expect companies to be responsible users of that data and governments to play a role.

1/29/2014

New findings suggest that children ages 2 to 10 spend 42 minutes a day watching educational TV, but only five minutes using computers or mobile devices for education. The study also suggests that as they get older, kids are spending less and less time with educational TV shows, apps and games, even as their screen time soars.

1/29/2014

The technology levies on the Washington state ballots are proof that the Legislature has failed its constitutional duty to fully fund basic education. The 21st century is saturated with electronic technology—yet school districts must beg local voters every few years to help upgrade computers, software and internet infrastructure. Technology today is part of basic education, but the state treats it as a luxury.

1/29/2014

A former technology director for Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania accused of secretly recording a private meeting will be spared a criminal conviction. Thomas G. Drago was accepted into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, a first-offender program that will allow him to have his record expunged, provided he completes a year of probation and undergoes a psychological evaluation.

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