K12 Headlines

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.

8/22/2013

The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.

8/22/2013

A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.

8/22/2013

The idea is not to entertain but to soothe — and perhaps cut down on discipline problems, said Jim Wright, director of transportation for the Horry County School District that includes this city of almost 20,000 and Myrtle Beach on the northern South Carolina coast.

8/22/2013

These are buildings constructed way before today’s energy-efficiency standards, when a library was mainly a place to store books, newspapers and magazines, and cloud computing, Wi-Fi networks and e-books hadn’t even been invented.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.

8/21/2013

Indiana's Tri-Creek Schools has adopted the project-based learning approach developed by the nonprofit New Tech Network to educate students using a rigorous, hands-on curricula and computers. Seventh-graders at Lowell Middle School will be the first group in the district to be immersed in the new culture.

8/21/2013

Schools in the Buncombe County district in Asheville, N.C., rolled out its bring your own device program this week as some 26,000 students headed back to school. The program encourages students and teachers to bring in their cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices for use in the classroom.

8/21/2013

Districts may have more affordable access to broadband internet service as early as fall 2014, thanks to an FCC proposal to reform the federal E-rate program that connects schools and public libraries to the internet.

8/21/2013

Foretelling what's going to happen in five, 10 or 30 years is pretty much impossible, but some predictions are so spectacularly wrong they should be immortalized. This list presents predictions from some of the biggest names, publications, and research firms that, to date, have been really far off the mark.

8/21/2013

A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.

8/21/2013

Visit the classrooms of Burlington High School in the Burlington (Mass.) Public School District and you’ll see the school’s two-year-old 1-to-1 iPad initiative in action. Students' efforts range from taking notes in Evernote to translating first-aid terms for a Spanish lesson to rehearsing with the Garage Band app in music class.

8/21/2013

A new flexbooks program will be implemented this fall in math classrooms across a suburban Atlanta school district to keep up with changing state requirements and reduce textbook costs.

8/21/2013

As students across the state return to school, the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety urge motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus.

8/21/2013

The three-year agreement, which marks HMH’s first comprehensive partnership within the Philippine market, also licenses Vibal to adapt each program to fit specific market needs, including co-branding content.

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