K12 Headlines

7/9/2013

7/9/2013

The Centinela Valley Union High School District is opening two charter schools that will cater to adults -- one for inmates of the Los Angeles County jail system and the other for people who have dropped out of high school.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

Mosaic is the only solution in the education space that enables institutions to implement data once, and deploy separate native apps across all major platforms including iOS® and Android™, as well as Mobile Web. With Mosaic, institutions can choose from 14 readily available features, add custom data, and create a unique interface to match their brand. With the click of a button, the platform’s backend validates data and transforms it into a robust mobile app in minutes.

7/8/2013

Newsela helps students climb the staircase of reading complexity from elementary through high school by providing daily news articles written at five levels of difficulty.

7/8/2013

More than two million users at over 40,000 schools and universities use Schoology’s collaborative interface to boost student engagement and streamline curriculum management. The new features announced today include: customizable award badges for use in motivating students; a new parent interface to improve communication between parents, students and teachers; and updates to the iOS and Android™ mobile apps that enhance the use of external media.

7/8/2013

The platform for creating and presenting interactive lessons on all MimioClassroom™ products, MimioStudio software now allows students to practice for open-response test items in the upcoming CCSS assessments using mobile devices equipped with the MimioMobile app.

7/8/2013

Some meal programs in Los Angeles have remained unfunded even as others are restored. It has meant forming partnerships with other entities to get area children fed.

7/8/2013

The U.S. Department of Education approved Alabama's PLAN 2020 for assessing students' readiness for college, work, and adulthood, allowing the state to shift focus from narrowly defined measures of proficiency such as AYP to a focus on students' ability to succeed in their post-high school pursuits.

7/8/2013

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs, and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many of Oregon's school districts, one that sounds more like corporate America downsizing rather than the state's public school system..

7/8/2013

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, which has 10 schools in Connecticut, has come under scrutiny with the recent release of state reports that show that most of its schools have among the highest suspension and expulsion rates in the state, even for children in kindergarten and first grade.

7/8/2013

The salaries and benefits paid to 66 Central New York school superintendents rose 16 percent over five years ago, according to compensation figures the districts reported to the state. Combined, they will make more than $12.8 million in salary and benefits in the next school year.

7/8/2013

From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.

7/8/2013

Residents of North Bennington, Vt. voted three times to close their public school and establish a new, independent academy, North Bennington Village School, in the old school building. That school is taking shape and plans to open in the fall.

7/8/2013

With a record number of school districts sinking into a deficit, and two possibly on their way to being dissolved, state Superintendent Mike Flanagan is urging drastic action—such as converting Michigan’s nearly 550 districts, 56 intermediate districts, and nearly 280 charter schools into countywide school districts.

7/8/2013

Thirty-five Chinese students aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, including two teen girls who died in the crash in San Francisco on Saturday, were headed for a summer program at a Christian school in Los Angeles.

7/8/2013

Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.

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