K12 Headlines

6/4/2013

6/4/2013

About 78 percent of Chicago Public Schools students from facilities set to close have now signed up for their new “welcoming schools,” the school district announced Monday. Of the 11,800 students attending closing schools, about 9,200 have enrolled in new schools, the district reports.

6/4/2013

The target graduation rate for special-needs students with individual education plans is 80 percent, a goal that 130 school districts and charter schools met or exceeded. A total of 59 districts and charter schools had 100 percent graduation rates for special-needs students in 2010-11.

6/4/2013

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, announces a major software update to the ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ camera. In addition to the current USB streaming, version 2.0 allows for IP HD video streaming and remote PTZ camera control through the Ethernet network interface.

6/4/2013

The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.

6/4/2013

The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.

6/4/2013

The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.

6/4/2013

While kids his age were reading Shakespeare and dissecting frogs, Benito Vasquez was picking grapes and almonds in the Central Valley.

6/4/2013

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

6/4/2013

Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

6/4/2013

Schools are considered high-poverty when 75 percent or more of enrolled students qualify for free or subsidized lunch.

6/4/2013

Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.

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.

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