K12 Headlines

7/12/2013

7/12/2013

Charter schools and a new preschool program would each get $8.5 million a year in new property taxes under a plan unanimously approved by a citizen panel yesterday.

7/12/2013

The Carroll County (Md.) Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.

7/12/2013

Global Communications Academy in Hartford, Conn. has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, the only one in the city school system and the eighth elementary program in the state to receive the distinction.

7/12/2013

Kids lose their school IDs but they don't often lose their eyeballs. That's one of the reasons why a growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners.

7/12/2013

The House Government Committee on Thursday removed Wake County from legislation that shifted responsibility for construction and upkeep of public schools from local school boards to boards of county commissioners.

7/12/2013

Jerry Mowery is leaving one Ross County (Ohio) school superintendent post for another. The Huntington administrator confirmed that he’s accepted a verbal offer from the Zane Trace Board of Education to become the district’s next superintendent.

7/12/2013

Two-and-a-half years have passed since Boston Mayor Tom Menino promised, in a State of the City address, to make Madison Park Technical Vocational High School a model for the city and state. We have seen no such transformation.

7/12/2013

As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see.

7/11/2013

7/11/2013

Prior to joining AACTE, Dr. Robinson was president of the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) Educational Policy Leadership Institute. While at ETS, she also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer, vice president for teaching and learning, and vice president for state and federal relations.

7/11/2013

The Gold Medal Award was established by Ascend Education in 2010 to honor the school or district that best demonstrates a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. Each Gold Medal nominee used Ascend Math as their math intervention solution to assist struggling students.

7/11/2013

To adequately do this for those students with special needs, Mountain Peak Charter School implemented PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The online therapy service allows Mountain Peak Charter School to provide its students with the consistent speech therapy needed for success.

7/11/2013

ClassView allows for instantaneous “at-a-glance” views of any tablet within a class or organization. The new features offer the ability to share a particular screen with a large group, as well as push lessons and content to a single device, groups of devices, or an entire classroom.

7/11/2013

The charter school initiative called for school districts to apply to become “authorizers.” If approved, the authorizers would issue requests for proposals to establish specific charter schools or programs. In addition to approved districts, a charter school commission appointed by the state Board of Education acts as an authorizer.

7/11/2013

The improvements are part of the construction of a middle school on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School satellite campus.

7/11/2013

Though the bodies have been taken to Fort Lewis College for further study, very little is known about the dead, and everyone from professors at FLC to Ignacio School District officials has been publicly keeping mum about the origin of the bodies, perhaps out of respect for Native American views of death and wariness of the might of the Southern Ute Tribe.

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