K12 Headlines

4/22/2013

4/22/2013

After nearly four months of nonstop action, the Richmond School Board paused Saturday to try to figure out what it wants to accomplish during its four-year term. During a five-hour retreat at Broad Rock Elementary School, the board set aside its daily duties and let two facilitators lead in-depth discussions on beliefs, goals and strategies.

4/22/2013

Because every hour counts, two local Katy citizens were given honorary hourglasses today by intelliVOL, makers of x2VOL. Assistant Principal Romulo “Rom” Crespo from Morton Ranch High School and Jeanmarie Mayfield who volunteers at Seven Lakes High School, were recognized with a special award for their efforts to develop community service programs at their respective schools.

4/22/2013

School Fuel helps teachers uncover, manage and distribute the best tools for learning. From the School Fuel administration console, educators populate app and resource libraries based on subject areas, grade levels and Common Core standards. Students then quickly access these apps, files, digital texts and links on nearly any device, including phones and tablets.

4/19/2013

4/19/2013

Farmington Municipal schools are blazing a new trail in the state of New Mexico with innovative technology that enables data analysis for the district at a whole new level with GuideK12, a web-based, geovisual analytic software solution. District leaders sought out an application to save them time and precious resources to support their district’s current and future planning needs.

4/19/2013

The countdown is on, May 1 — known as National College Decision Day — is right around the corner, and students have only 30 days left to narrow down their choices and select a college that suits them academically, financially and personally.

4/19/2013

The company’s web-based platform offers a digital curriculum and professional development platform for teachers, schools and districts implementing the Common Core State Standards. Developed by and for teachers, LearnZillion offers Common Core lessons, assessments, and activities created by top teachers from around the country.

4/19/2013

The WebTeach. Classrooms in the Clouds. App includes interactive tools like a collaborative whiteboard, screen and web sharing, participant polling, word processing and video chat. All sessions can be video recorded and saved into a cloud library for future reference.

4/19/2013

Longview Elementary School, at 12th Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix, Ariz., was evacuated after administrators received a phone call about a bomb threat on Thursday. Students were momentarily moved to Montecito Community School, which was closed down two years ago and is still maintained by Osborn School District.

4/19/2013

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

4/19/2013

In an attempt to provide an alternative to nearby charter schools, the Brunswick (Maine) school board is in preliminary talks for a partnership with the proposed Brunswick Landing International School, to open by fall 2014.

4/19/2013

Arson is suspected in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne overnight and may force it to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, authorities said. The blaze followed a series of bomb threats at the school that stopped about two weeks ago, said Fire Chief Daniel Kortan.

4/19/2013

With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.

4/19/2013

Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.

4/19/2013

When School Committee Chairman Jonathan Pope called out both Counselor-at-Large Bruce Tobey and the Times, he actually reached out in a manner that the entire school committee should have long before now.

4/19/2013

Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools will have two former Omaha-area school administrators on its executive team. Liz Standish, 38, controller for Omaha Public Schools since 2007, was hired as the district’s associate superintendent of business affairs, replacing Mark Shepard. Shepard will return as the school district’s associate superintendent for a year, then will become superintendent.

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