K12 Headlines

4/29/2014

4/29/2014

Stephen Nowlin has stepped down as superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, just 18 months after accepting the job, after being offered a buyout of his contract by the board of education.

4/29/2014

Fortres Grand Corporation released Clean Slate Version 7 for Windows 8.1/8/7 support. Clean Slate offers hard drive protection which discards unwanted computer changes at log off and reboot, restoring the computer to its original configuration.

4/29/2014

Kickboard released an enhancement to its instructional management solution. Using the new bubble sheet grading feature, powered by GradeCam, teachers can instantly grade multiple-choice assessments using their computer’s web camera with scores being immediately available in Kickboard.

4/29/2014

As part of a movement that aims to motivate kids through familiar technology, teachers are tapping the creative power of games such as Minecraft, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft to educate students in everything from history to engineering to biology.

4/29/2014

There is great wisdom in providing an early education for children who have not had the advantage of a language-rich background. The only question then: How are we going to pay for it, knowing that sufficient new money for early childhood education is unlikely? The answer is simply that we must do more with less.

4/29/2014

edTPA, the new teacher performance assessment in New York, has been built by the profession for the profession. Unfortunately, the current implementation of the edTPA is not serving the teaching profession as it should.

4/28/2014

4/28/2014

Burlington schools have a tough sell on their hands with a revised spending plan that asks for more money than the budget that was defeated on Town Meeting Day that would have raised school tax rates by nearly 10 percent.

4/28/2014

The state is warning three charter-school sponsors against opening six new schools because they are likely to fail.

4/28/2014

Through a collaboration with the town and local authorities, a Sudbury district will upgrade school security and emergency preparedness through a cloud-based technology that provides police with live video from camera feeds in Sudbury schools, interactive floor plans of each school building, and 360- degree virtual views of every classroom, utility closet, and hallway.

4/28/2014

Since 2002, a Washington, D.C. charter network has received close to $1.2 million in direct grants from the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic group governed by the family that founded Walmart.

4/28/2014

Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

4/28/2014

Lightspeed Systems's Mobile Manager is now integrated with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Mobile devices can be enrolled in Mobile Manager wirelessly with policies already in place. Schools will also have more control, particularly the ability to prevent users from removing Mobile Manager profile and policies.

4/28/2014

Illinois Lottery's Northstar Lottery Group, in collaboration with Scholastic, has donated a Reading Oasis space, including books and furniture, to serve Central District 51 schools in Washington that were devastated by tornadoes last November.

4/28/2014

PCS Edventures!.com released its new 3DIC, developed through a strategic partnership with Curious Media. Combining gaming with interactive curriculum for K12, 3DIC provides step-by-step instruction for students working with robotic building components.

4/28/2014

Nationally, the drumbeat of "college and career readiness" has reached a deafening pitch. The common thread among schools with high college acceptance rates is how early they started talking to kids about colleges and careers.

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