K12 Headlines

7/16/2014

7/16/2014

Snapwiz announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses Common Core implementation challenges. Edulastic is a web-based, formative assessment platform that helps teachers prepare and deliver effective Common Core curricula by simultaneously improving the assessment creation, assignment and grading processes.

7/16/2014

The St. Cloud Math and Science Academy charter school, yet to open to its K4 students, has a new director. St. Cloud educator Tammy Bengtson has been named as executive director.

7/16/2014

The West Essex Regional School District has appointed a new supervisor of technology. Charles Young, an informational technology manager for the Somerset Hills School District, is the new West Essex supervisor of technology for the 2014-2015 school year.

7/16/2014

Plenty of low-opportunity young people are waiting to live out their own success story. We just need to give them the opportunity. Imagine urban youth who are not just downloading apps, but uploading them. And when they succeed, they will change a lot more than the workplace diversity numbers in Silicon Valley.

7/16/2014

The schools that currently lack broadband access are usually ones operating with critically strained budgets. They are generally schools located in underserved, low-income communities. Without an E-Rate intervention, we run the risk of delivering the best education technology to only the very wealthiest students, and of denying it to those who likely need it the most.

7/16/2014

Stockton Unified will ask voters to approve a $114 million bond measure in the November election. The money can be used only for technology upgrades, such as computers, Internet connections and servers.

7/16/2014

The Mid-East Career and Technology Centers has hired a new superintendent for the upcoming school year. Thomas Perkins, currently the superintendent at Northern Local School District in Perry County, has been working in the education system for 18 years.

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September 19-22, 2014
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Orlando, Fla.

7/16/2014

KnowledgeNet introduced its new authorized Citrix training. KnowledgeNet's Citrix course catalog includes training for XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, XenMobile and NetScaler. The company is also offering hands-on instructor-led Citrix training in various cities for the first time.

7/16/2014

At every level short of graduate school, there’s a not-insignificant chance that a successful high-school graduate will out-earn you. None of this suggests that motivated students shouldn’t go to college, especially if they’re committed to finishing. A degree is still a good bet and technology rewards education more than ever.

7/16/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed Senate Bill 656. The bill would have allowed districts to designate teachers or school administrators as "school protection officers." They would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school buildings and classrooms.

7/16/2014

In Massachusetts, the Springfield Tech Foundry opened its doors to its first class of high school students. The program will train high school students in the soft and technical skills they need to land entry-level jobs in high technology immediately following their year’s worth of training.

7/16/2014

Prime Prep Academy, the Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders, faces closure for improper financial management and not complying with state education code. The Texas Education Agency intends to revoke the open-enrollment charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent organization of two Prime Prep campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.

7/16/2014

After months of saying teachers would show their discontent with the Legislature at the polls, Kansas' largest teachers union endorsed a slate of candidates for the Kansas House. The Legislature had linked a provision that ended state-mandated hearings before public school teachers can be fired to a Supreme Court-ordered fix for school funding.

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