K12 Headlines

7/7/2015

7/7/2015

A bipartisan duo of House members have introduced legislation that would require school districts that receive funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to establish policies that ban bullying on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

7/6/2015

7/6/2015

Edmentum launched its new Flex Assignments to customize instructional content and the Virtual Collaboration Space to connect with students in a synchronous environment. In addition, new courses have been added to Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, including math and English language arts, over 40 state-specific ones and more career technical education courses.

7/6/2015

The educational assessment services provider is buying key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. Data Recognition Corporation will acquire CTB's statewide custom business and summative shelf assessment products, including TerraNova, LAS Links, TABE and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion high school equivalency assessment.

7/6/2015

With HTML5 as its core technology, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 offers expanded features including responsive design, advanced navigation tools, and mobile-first design concepts.

7/6/2015

In addition to offering unique content from MasteryConnect, the new web-based Mindful professional development platform will offer teachers access to School Improvement Network’s library of more than 2,500 videos.

7/6/2015

Ask any educator what the major challenge is in providing the effective professional learning needed to implement Common Core State Standards, and the answer is the same: Time.

7/6/2015

his is another case of good intentions being implemented with bad policy, and the money could have been better spent to promote teaching as a professional career.

7/6/2015

Unless we modernize our elementary and secondary education systems with a greater focus on college and career readiness, we will never have the robust pipeline of skilled workers our knowledge economy demands.

7/6/2015

Passed last year, Act 166 requires every school district to provide access to at least 10 hours per week of free pre-K for all children ages 3 to 5 not in kindergarten during the school year, either by running an in-house program or paying tuition to independent providers.

7/6/2015

Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods Day.

7/6/2015

The racial disparity also is troubling because while classrooms are becoming more diverse, the pool of available teachers is not.

7/6/2015

The 4,300-student district along the eastern Iowa border is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district's eight school buildings with a body camera.

7/6/2015

Houston ISD board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones has said she wants her fellow trustees to consider renaming six campuses, following the June shooting deaths of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist at a church in South Carolina. In that state, the Confederate flag hangs outside the capitol.

7/6/2015

The collaboration answers concerns that arose from several groups of students this year who questioned what they saw as gender-biased dress codes.

7/2/2015

7/2/2015

The new Discovery Education Science Techbook is designed specifically to help teachers transition to the Next Generation Science Standards framework. It includes content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities and virtual labs.

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