K12 Headlines

6/3/2013

6/3/2013

Badgetec has developed a new category of wearable Personal Tags that attach to ones clothing with a new “paperclip-like” clip. Called the Contour Clip®, it uses two flat fingers similar to paperclips that clamp over an edge of the collar, lapel or pocket.

6/3/2013

Built to complement PrepMe, an online adaptive learning solution for PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation, the PrepMe Vocabulary Quiz is a free tool that helps prepare students to reach their goals.

6/3/2013

Kansas families now have access to a new and innovative public school option with the announcement of the Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA). Offered by the Spring Hill School District, the online public school will serve students statewide in grades K-6 beginning next year.

6/3/2013

Almost half-a-million brand-new books are making their way into the hands of kids from low-income families this week, thanks to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, and The Molina Foundation.

6/3/2013

Charter schools are a part of a comprehensive solution, not the problem, and money and resources should follow students to the schools that are serving them best.

6/3/2013

Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.

6/3/2013

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

6/3/2013

Administrators believe rebuilding a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a May 20 tornado will help their neighborhoods' long-term recovery, though some parents and children aren't sure it's a good idea to put up new schools on land where seven third-graders perished after being crushed by debris.

6/3/2013

Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.

6/3/2013

Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.

6/3/2013

Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.

6/3/2013

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.

6/3/2013

In terms of the grades Louisiana gives to schools, high schools had a really good year. Unfortunately, some of that was because of a generous new rating scale from the state, not in terms of real performance in the classroom.

6/3/2013

I’m not saying Washington is an education backwater. But we sure spend a lot of time wringing our hands. The Legislature’s role developing thoughtful policy paves the way for work educators do on the ground.

6/3/2013

California's largest nursing organization's courtroom bid to block public school employees from giving insulin shots to diabetic students appears to be on life support.

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