K12 Headlines

11/13/2014

11/13/2014

A Louisiana elementary school and an Arizona junior high school are working to increase math and reading support for students by using free licenses offered by Learning Upgrade. Teachers can enroll students into any of the Math Upgrade and English Upgrade courses, which feature songs, video and games.

11/13/2014

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, debuted the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to make safer decisions when using the internet. The cybersecurity initiative will equip educators, students and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens.

11/13/2014

A divided South Carolina Supreme Court ruled for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that students receive the opportunity to succeed. The 2 ruling directs legislators and school district officials to work together to solve the state's "constitutional deficiency."

11/13/2014

State lawmakers are scheduled to take up a proposed bill that would require the state to study whether to allow teens to stay in bed longer on school days.

11/13/2014

 A West Oakland charter school is partnering with an affordable housing developer to combine academics and apartments by building a new $9.5 million elementary school that will be finished in time for classes next fall.

11/13/2014

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready Mathematics program to include a student "Practice and Problem Solving Book," as well as online Math Center Activities for grades 2–5, to help students further develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies and procedural fluency.

11/13/2014

Faced with a growing student population, nine overcrowded schools have been identified for possible limits on enrollment by Wake County school administrators in North Carolina while school planners also suggested keeping enrollment caps in place at 10 other schools.

11/13/2014

Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. A long-range facilities planning committee will present changes to almost all of the district’s buildings — including options to build a new elementary school and to expand the high school.

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11/12/2014

Stockton USD, East Side Union High School District and Pacific Grove USD passed Ed-Tech Bonds. East Side intends to issue six bonds, phased in every three years, from 2015 to 2033. The first bond would be $16.2 million, growing to $21.8 million for the final bond.

11/12/2014

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has started two new technology and entrepreneurship programs in five U.S. communities. In the Startup Tech program, students will learn to create apps, computer code and an internet-based business plan.

11/12/2014

Somewhere in the election year skirmishes over the Idaho Education Network, something is getting lost. What we've forgotten is that Idaho took an important step six years ago, and Idaho students are reaping the benefits today. Now is not the time to go backward legislatively when it comes to technology in schools.

11/12/2014

Lockheed Martin has offered a multi-million dollar, multi-year grant to District of Columbia Public Schools to support the expansion of college and career-focused STEM programs through Project Lead The Way.

11/12/2014

Twitter has become the new education conference—and it’s in session all day, every day of the year, some educators now say. Principals, teachers, tech experts and other educators have created dozens of robust, professional learning networks—also called Twitter chats—to connect with each other and share solutions to common challenges.

11/12/2014

Bethlehem Area School District's wireless capacity is so unreliable that many teachers now shy away from developing lesson plans that depend on Internet access for the more than 14,000 students in the district. A $2.2 million upgrade to the district's wireless infrastructure is being proposed.

11/12/2014

Six-foot touchscreen kiosks will soon bring a high-tech twist to the classic campus bulletin board in Coachella Valley USD's schools. In addition to displaying school information, the kiosks from SkoolLive will also help with campus security by automatically calling the police if a gunshot is detected.

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