K12 Headlines

7/2/2014

7/2/2014

David Peltz has been named as supervisor of electives and business and information technology programs at Miami Valley Career Tech Center. He currently serves with Ohio's Greenville City School District as the director of its Career Technical Education Center and several other programs.

7/2/2014

For California to maintain its leadership in high-tech innovation, the state must emphasize helping students become literate in STEM, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said as part of his STEM Task Force-issued Blueprint for STEM report. The report offered recommendations in seven general areas, including public awareness, access and framework.

7/2/2014

A new Omaha school aims to tackle Nebraska’s technical talent gap by teaching students how to write computer code.

7/2/2014

Many of the 15 successful applicants plan to use their share of the $3 million in tech pilot project grants for the coming year to provide every student with a high-tech device.

7/2/2014

Copia Interactive is partnering with Utah’s State Office of Education to digitally deliver a statewide Open Educational Resources program focused on state-created science content.

7/2/2014

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released its 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report. The report suggests that only 40 percent of K12 education institutions feel prepared for upcoming online assessments while respondents expect an increase in the use of BYOD technology.

7/2/2014

Learning.com has launched Curriculum Foundry, a solution that helps districts use digital content to meet their instructional goals, facilitate personalized learning and address budget challenges. Curriculum Foundry provides a searchable content repository that includes vetted open education resources and a district’s existing digital content.

7/2/2014

October 15–18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/2/2014

Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games, debuted its first complete collection of game-based curriculum, PLEx (play, learn, experiment) Science series. The games provide interactive labs and exercises that allow students to explore complex science subjects.

7/2/2014

The State Board of Education rejected sponsorship of a new Montessori school in Salem, citing concerns about whether the public charter school would end up serving the disadvantaged students it targets.

7/2/2014

The New York district is creating a new school that will serve only kindergartners and may last only a year as the district phases out the current elementary school and phases in Delaware Primary. It will be the district's first "one-way bilingual immersion" program. Kindergartners whose first language is Spanish will receive 60 percent of their instruction in Spanish.

7/2/2014

Under new national nutritional guidelines that kicked in this week, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and Fritos. The "Smart Snacks in School" program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture covers foods and drinks sold in vending machines, on cafeteria a la carte menus and for club fundraisers during school hours.

7/2/2014

District Parent Coordinating Council is calling on state education officials to appoint a special master to develop and implement a transfer plan to find seats in good schools for all Buffalo Public Schools students who want to be transferred out of failing schools.

7/1/2014

7/1/2014

The Nevada Task Force on K-12 Public Education voted to recommend changing the funding formula for Nevada public schools. The recommendations ask the state to revise its current formula and allocate more money to ELL students, special needs students, and students who live in poverty.

7/1/2014

Leading Edge Certification has launched its fourth certification. Professional Learning Leader is a six- to eight-week course that is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings.

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