K12 Headlines

7/8/2014

7/8/2014

Almost 1 in 5 (18 percent) of high school seniors smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, according to a new study from New York University researchers. The study found that students with more educated parents or higher personal income are at high risk for use.

7/8/2014

Connecticut lawmakers recently passed a new law aimed at preventing the deaths of teenage athletes who may have undiagnosed and potentially fatal heart ailments. It will set new training standards for high school coaches, and require parents of student athletes to be educated about the risks to their children.

7/8/2014

edustation introduced a STEM Lab that combines a math and science curriculum with a simulation lab. Designed for middle and high school students, the edustation Flight Simulators are used to fly the flight plans designed by the students and test the principles and predicted outcomes in accurate flight simulation.

7/8/2014

Amid a backdrop of shrinking budgets and fewer students, Craig Barringer became the Libby School District’s new superintendent. Barringer, currently the superintendent for Conrad School District, replaces K.W. Maki, who held the position for 16 years and announced his retirement last October.

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.

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