K12 Headlines

1/24/2014

1/24/2014

Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue returned briefly Wednesday to the public stage after a year away by announcing her initiative to expand the scope and value of electronic technology for teaching students of all ages.

1/24/2014

The three Es on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's 2013 priority list have been replaced this year by two Es and an M. During his State of the State address a year ago, McCrory said he would focus on improving North Carolina's economy and education system and promoting efficiency in state government. On Tuesday, he held an hour-long news conference at the Executive Mansion to outline his 2014 agenda, naming energy production, educational improvement and Medicaid reform as his top priorities.

1/24/2014

Congress has approved a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill providing significant relief for education programs hit hard by sequestration cuts. Politico reports that the bill awards education programs a total of $67 billion, which is only slightly less than the $71.2 billion President Obama proposed in his 2014 budget. The president is expected to sign the bill.

1/24/2014

Respondents to a recent Harris Poll survey believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools than when they were students. The survey finds that fewer adults believe teachers respect parents or students—and that fewer believe parents and students respect teachers. In other words, just about every relationship in a school has soured a bit.

1/24/2014

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixth-grader because of his Buddhist faith and that the district routinely pushes Christian beliefs.

1/24/2014

The Chicago Board of Education's decision Wednesday to scale back the number of new charter school approvals may have tempered the tone of some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school policy critics, but the political dynamic of the issue remains the same. The school board voted to approve just seven out of 17 charter school applications.

1/24/2014

The Buffalo Board of Education is recommending that the state renew its contracts with Westminster and Enterprise charter schools for another two years, with some board members pushing for even longer extensions.

1/24/2014

A security guard placed on leave is among those criticizing Arapahoe High School administrators, saying they did not heed warning signs before a deadly campus shooting last month.

1/24/2014

The Kiona-Benton City School District's superintendent resigned during a closed-door school board session, a week after Washington state education officials said the district must pay back nearly $169,000 for misreporting enrollment figures. Rom Castilleja's resignation is effective June 30, the end of the current school year.

1/23/2014

1/23/2014

The Achieve3000 App takes the differentiated learning model to the next level, allowing students to build literacy skills anytime, anywhere. The Achieve3000 App for iPad is available for free on the App Store.

1/23/2014

A bill by Republican state Rep. Jim Lucas would let licensed gun owners have firearms on school property if they leave them locked and out of sight in their vehicles.

1/23/2014

Encouraging students to share their passion for science, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks students to create a one to two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem.

1/23/2014

Each SMART flex hardware client is connected to a SMART interactive display to allow multiple collaborative learning stations to run from the processing power of a single computer, without sacrificing traditional PC functionality and performance. 

1/23/2014

The monitors will arrive Monday, Feb. 10, and leave Friday, Feb. 14. They are also visiting other Texas school districts in the coming weeks, said TEA spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson.

1/23/2014

Under current law, the privately run publicly funded schools can contract out services, but are banned from hiring for-profit companies to operate or manage the school.

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