K12 Headlines

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

A Moore County Schools’ official called a recent upgrade to the North Carolina district's digital network system a "major boost" that will increase bandwidth "tenfold." Installed by fiber optic company BroadPlex, the district is receiving 10 times the bandwidth at a lower cost than it was previously paying.

9/4/2013

This year, students at Isle of Wight schools in Virginia are finding that their access to games, social media, and instant messaging is more restricted, while teachers are getting more training on how to use digital technology in class.

9/4/2013

Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday.

9/4/2013

Peter Ambs, of Albuquerque, has been appointed to the state's Information Technology Commission. Ambs is currently the CIO for the city of Albuquerque. Among other functions, Ambs is responsible for the performance of turnaround efforts as well as aligning IT with the requirements and needs of the city and its citizens.

9/4/2013

New laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves. The laptops are made with microprocessors that belong to the new Haswell family of Intel chips, which consume less power than previous generations do and promise a 50 percent boost in battery life for watching video.

9/4/2013

For the first time, Utah’s traditional and charter public schools have received letter grades of A through F — hailed by lawmakers as a move toward transparency and decried by educators as an unfair, one-size-fits-all ranking.

9/3/2013

9/3/2013

Teacher preparation programs will have to raise admission standards and ensure graduates are boosting the achievement levels of elementary and high-school students to earn national accreditation, according to a revamp of the process adopted Thursday.

9/3/2013

As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.

9/3/2013

Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.

9/3/2013

Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.

9/3/2013

This year's late August heat exposed a tug-of-war in school districts that are under pressure to start school earlier than ever but are unable to pay to equip aging buildings with air conditioning.

9/3/2013

Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.

9/3/2013

California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.

9/3/2013

Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.

9/3/2013

Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.

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