K12 Headlines

10/15/2013

10/15/2013

Unrelated to new technologies, or digital literacy, 21st Century Skills are all about desirable character traits. I’m all for a move away from dependence on standardized test scores, but the focus on “character” is suspect.

10/15/2013

Held at Grand Prairie High School and streamed live nationwide, the event featured both national and state education and business leaders, elected officials and students who discussed the challenges facing the next generation and the skills required to address them, as well as the critical role that digital learning plays in preparing Texas students to meet those challenges.

10/15/2013

Some physicians concede the five-second rule has been bandied about as symbolic to a defense against burgeoning numbers of children developing food allergies, particularly potentially deadly nut allergies.

10/14/2013

10/14/2013

Orange County and other school districts are making persistent efforts to enforce local standards amid charter-friendly changes to the law by the Legislature.

10/14/2013

The theme will play a large role in almost every one of the seven DSE 2014 educational seminar tracks, with speakers expanding upon the different ways that return on investment (ROI) and return on objective (ROO) impact decision-making, with forward-looking perspectives on the industry.

10/14/2013

South Carolina Department of Education has selected Istation Reading to provide reading instruction for the South Carolina Success Program, a statewide educational initiative that provides all public and open-enrollment charter school students in grades pre-K through 8 with free and unlimited access to computer-adaptive reading lessons in school and at home.

10/14/2013

Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world’s leading experts, will take on issues relating to: parental choice, teacher quality and developing strong school leaders. On October 17-18, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization’s sixth annual marquee education event.

10/14/2013

Hatch, Inc. launches WePlaySmart® 2.0 as an answer to the growing need to monitor social-emotional and behavioral development of the youngest learners in the classroom.

10/14/2013

Columbus City Schools’ proposed property-tax levy dedicates $8.5 million a year to “recruit, retain and train high-quality teachers and principals,” but officials have no detailed plan for how that money would be spent.

10/14/2013

One of the reasons the reorganization of the Buffalo Public Schools administration ended up costing taxpayers $1.6 million instead of saving $2 million is that many longtime administrators were protected.

10/14/2013

A study of New Jersey school district finances before and after the recession found that Camden's schools were financially hit the hardest by the market collapse.

10/14/2013

Some students may not be adequately prepared for the rigorous classes and high achievers may be shut out. But supporters see equal access as an educational right.

10/14/2013

A two-month investigation found privately owned and run schools for disabled students operate in a twilight zone of the state education system, under a unique set of rules that allows them to spend taxpayer money in ways few would tolerate of public schools.

10/14/2013

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program could soon be a casualty of the partial government shutdown, leaving millions of children without an important source of nutrition, a group representing school nutrition workers warned Congress on Friday.

10/14/2013

With the consumer market for mobile devices hurtling toward saturation, tech companies are falling back on the old adage: Get ‘em while they’re young. And if you’re looking for young people, there’s no better place to find them than in schools.

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