K12 Headlines

2/12/2014

2/12/2014

The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a proposed charter school with an aerospace science curriculum in a military-style setting, citing a lack of community and financial support, among other concerns.

2/12/2014

Thousands of school board members, administrators, and educators will convene in New Orleans to take part in the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) 74th Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2014.

2/12/2014

Early education is an investment in the future, an investment that has been shown to reap dividends by study after study. It's an investment that has been lacking in recent years in the state of Illinois.

2/12/2014

It is fitting that a community so rich in talent and focused on the arts makes every effort to reach out to the next generation when it comes to sharing the culture. Two NY museums are doing just that.

2/12/2014

There has been a major decision in Collin County’s Frisco Independent School District. The school board voted to approve a referendum for voters to decide on a nearly $800 million bond proposal, that would include building 14 new schools.

2/12/2014

New Jersey consistently ranks as having among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding bu, under the current administration, the state has seen its 'fairness rating' drop from second to 12th place nationally.

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An Illinois suburban high school is one of the first in the nation allowing parents to use mobile devices to track when and where their students have boarded and exited school buses.

2/12/2014

Expanding to eight new cities, ASCD announced its lineup of one- and two-day Professional Development Institutes for the spring and summer as educators nationwide continue to implement the Common Core State Standards.

2/12/2014

Superintendents from across the country who represent the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium presented recommendations for a new federal education accountability framework to a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill.

2/12/2014

This year, the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards, which provide funding to organizations around the world that engage girls and underrepresented students in extracurricular computer science programs, are providing $1.5 million to 42 organizations in 19 countries.

2/12/2014

Apex Learning, a blended and virtual learning solutions provider to U.S. schools, announced that the Center for Digital Education has named several Apex Learning clients among the top 40 innovators in education in its 2013 Yearbook.

2/12/2014

Fuel Education marked its debut in the education technology market with a major platform capability that enables teachers to customize courses and to track student progress at a granular level.

2/12/2014

New York State has shortchanged the entire public school system by billions of dollars, ignoring an agreement that followed a landmark court ruling in 2006, according to a lawsuit to be filed this week by an education advocacy group.

2/12/2014

This summer, President Barack Obama asked a simple question: “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why wouldn’t we have it in our schools?” However, schools and districts across the country desperately lack technological capacity. The ISTE 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, which is not yet published, found that 70 percent of educators believe there is not enough bandwidth in their schools.

2/12/2014

Nic Borg’s background is unlike any of the other entrepreneurs featured in the Education Technology Innovation series. He comes from academe, but rather than being a former university professor, Borg spent seven years at Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill. building web-based tools and learning management solutions. The small-scale innovation that he introduced proved to be a pilot for something bigger to come.

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