K12 Headlines

6/10/2013

6/10/2013

As the first such app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland’s new MyLunchMoney.com® app enables parents to use their smartphones or mobile devices to prepay for student meals, replenish their child’s account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go.

6/10/2013

President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.

6/10/2013

The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.

6/10/2013

Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.

6/10/2013

Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.

6/10/2013

More than 100 Clark County public schools' ratings were downgraded under Nevada's new school accountability system unveiled Friday morning.

6/10/2013

In the past decade, the Seattle School Board chose “discovery math” books for the public schools. The chance to correct these mistaken decisions begins next year with new texts for grades K-5.

6/10/2013

High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.

6/10/2013

Independent research in recent months has documented that the nation's wealthiest philanthropic foundations are steering funding away from public school systems, attended by 90 percent of American students, and toward "challengers" to public education, especially charter schools.

6/10/2013

Schools across Indiana are cutting back the hours of teacher assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other aides to avoid having to offer them health insurance under the federal health-care employer mandate that begins next year.

6/10/2013

For decades, public workers, including teachers, have been promised pensions and health care benefits when they retire. As more baby boomers do so, states are starting to pay out – and coming to grips with the fact that they’ve negotiated themselves into a fiscal crisis.

6/10/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would be put in charge of classrooms under companion bills Senate and House Republicans introduced Thursday.

6/7/2013

6/7/2013

As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama traveled to Mooresville, N.C., yesterday. He highlighted Mooresville Middle School's focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cited the economy and education as top concerns.

6/7/2013

TipTxt is a tipline that allows for confidential text conversations between students and school officials about critical challenges that students experience such as bullying and issues that relate to bullying, such as abuse, self-esteem or confidence problems.

6/7/2013

Beyond flexible terms and competitive pricing, Corel’s Education Licensing Program allows educational institutions purchasing site licensing and maintenance to set up a program that enables both students and faculty to purchase a personal copy as an electronic download for as little as $10 USD.

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