K12 Headlines

6/18/2015

6/18/2015

Instead of consolidating the school with another aging school, the board has decided to rebuild its Fred P. Hall Elementary School with $20 million in state aid. The rebuilding process will involve asking Portland voters to approve the project at a citywide referendum in 2016.

6/18/2015

Newark Memorial High School in California is the first school in the country to be equipped with ShotSpotter technology — gunfire-sensing microphones that alert police to the location of the shots. The hope is that it can get police to the scene of an active shooter in time to prevent a school massacre.

6/18/2015

Two controversial sectors of Ohio's $1 billion charter industry, online and dropout recovery schools, were excluded from calculations of the performance of the agencies overseeing charters this year, even though the schools serve thousands of students and receive millions in state tax dollars.

6/18/2015

Schools are safer now that the city of Bridgeport is in charge of their security. But city management has not led to cleaner school buildings, a report concluded of the 2-year-old arrangement. The management merger puts the police department in charge of school security and the city facilities department in charge of school repairs.

6/18/2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $54.5-billion state budget that includes modest spending increases for education. The lowest-funded school districts in the state will get an increase of $140 per pupil, while the highest funded districts will receive around $70 more per student.

6/18/2015

Teachers and others in the Neshoba County School District continue to voice support for $23.4 million in construction funding approved for a new high school and football stadium, among other facilities on newly purchased land adjacent to the campus.

6/18/2015

Lexia Learning released the myLexia App for Apple Watch app, which is the educator interface for Lexia Reading Core5. It delivers real-time schoolwide, classroom and individual student skills data, norm-referenced performance measures and actionable lesson plans.

6/18/2015

Xchange Technology Group's education-focused business unit, Partstock Computer, is being rolled into BlueRange Technology, the company’s full-service IT provider and reseller. BlueRange Technology works with hardware and software manufacturers such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Microsoft.

6/18/2015

Pretending that limiting school leaders' salaries will help fix New Jersey's financial woes is a dangerous game. In the end, it only serves to further harm the state's excellent public schools, which actually attract businesses, jobs and high-income families to the Garden State.

6/18/2015

The legislature must enact strong laws that safeguard good governance in the state's largest school-choice program. In addition to greater financial transparency by charter schools, the Senate needs to halt low-performing charters bouncing between sponsors and take away financial incentives by requiring that sponsors spend payments from funding solely on oversight.

6/18/2015

A Trine University board will shut down the online-only school it chartered three years ago due to management and academic problems, leaving more than 1,100 Indiana Cyber Charter School students from across Indiana to find a new place to attend classes.

6/18/2015

The CP-AX2505, CP-AX3505, CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 LCD projectors were debuted with an ultra-short-throw design that features an improved contrast ratio for more vivid and realistic image quality, improved lamp life and an ultra-short-throw design for small spaces.

6/17/2015

6/17/2015

Rhode Island's law allowing citizens with concealed carry permits to carry guns on school property is inconsistent with the state’s otherwise prudent school-safety regulations. Yet firearms are banned in government buildings. Should not our children, in their schools, be afforded the same protections?

6/17/2015

Throughout the education process, parents deserve to have a true picture of how their children are performing and whether they are prepared for college. Where a family lives, how much money it makes or its race or ethnicity should not dictate the quality of education a child receives. The Common Core initiative raises expectations for all children, including those who are struggling.

6/17/2015

The 2015 release of Adobe's flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services includes major updates to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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