K12 Headlines

11/21/2014

11/21/2014

Using text, visuals, learning prompts and accessibility, special education professionals and teachers can now deliver personalized instruction and therapy while measuring a student’s progress anywhere through Boardmaker's Boardmaker Student Center app, available free of cost in the Apple iTunes store.

11/21/2014

Several hundred new titles have been added to Discovery Education's Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus services, including over 350 titles from Espresso Education.

11/21/2014

In-school suspension rates at Ed White Middle School in San Antonio dropped 75 percent over two years as a result of an initiative that disciplines students through community accountability created by UT researcher Marilyn Armour. A key factor is holding students accountable for their mistakes by communicating with those involved.

11/20/2014

11/20/2014

The Pennsylvania district's school board, faced once again with hours of comment from community members who urged them not to turn the district's schools into charters, voted to table the idea to get more information on a proposed contract with Charter Schools USA.

11/20/2014

The recently released state School Performance Profiles once again show a correlation between the economic makeup of top-performing districts and those in the bottom of the academic rankings in Allegheny County.

11/20/2014

Gender and race inequity exist in school discipline policies. Acknowledging that fact is not an avenue to ignoring bad behavior, but the first step toward seeking ways in which all students succeed in school and then in life.

11/20/2014

President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge as part of the President’s ConnectED initiative. The pledge asks school superintendents to foster a culture of learning through technology, among other points.

11/20/2014

Boston charter schools are far more likely than traditional school systems to suspend students, usually for minor infractions such as violating dress codes or being disrespectful, a high-risk disciplinary action that could cause students to disengage from their classes, according to a Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice report.

11/20/2014

A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed against the Aberdeen-Matawan School District by a family who claim the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against children with atheist beliefs.

11/20/2014

The State Bond Commission approved another $5 million for the planning and design of the new school. The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the children of Newtown.

11/20/2014

The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling for the hearing in the wake of a Chicago Tribune analysis of the school district’s foray into auction-rate debt.

11/20/2014

TurboBridge, an ethernet bridge technology, has been launched by ContentKeeper. Through a new 2nd generation interception system, TurboBridge provides high-speed internet filtering that supports rising bandwidth demands.

11/20/2014

While Seattle’s new preschool program will seek to enroll children from different economic backgrounds in the same classrooms, it won’t bus children between neighborhoods to help achieve that mix.

11/20/2014

Educators around the state appear to support a Lewiston School Board plan to fund school construction through a sales tax. The board approved a resolution calling for a change to Idaho code that would allow a local option sales tax, rather than property tax, to pay for school construction bonds.

11/20/2014

Clever's Instant Login single sign-on system will be integrated with Carnegie Learning’s digital mathematics programs for middle and high school. In addition, teachers and administrators will also gain access to real-time student enrollment rosters and reporting.

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