K12 Headlines

3/4/2015

3/4/2015

The Boston School Committee selected LAUSD administrator Tommy Chang as the city’s next superintendent, bringing to an end a nearly 18-month search. Chang has been working with more than 130 low-achieving schools as an instructional superintendent in LAUSD’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center.

3/4/2015

Quick Key Mobile released an Android version of its mobile scanning app. With a user-friendly interface, Quick Key Mobile digitally scans and grades formative assessments.

3/4/2015

Exposing youngsters to STEM areas in the early grades, keeping that interest alive through exceptional teaching, and ensuring that students take rigorous high school courses, are important strategies for increasing the number of students who will be drawn to STEM professions.

3/4/2015

Several Florida school districts have reported issues with computerized testing for the second straight day, despite assurances from state education officials that Florida Standards Assessment problems that arose Monday had been fixed.

3/4/2015

A strong appetite for tech pursuits exists among minority students, but confidence in the skills required for these careers and access to the opportunities that would make them attainable is still lacking, according to a new Creating IT Futures Foundation survey.

3/3/2015

3/3/2015

Understanding Dyslexia, a new professional development program about dyslexia, has been launched by MindPlay as an online program that helps teachers identify and better understand students who have dyslexia.

3/3/2015

Atlantic City High School principal John DeStefano will become the new superintendent of the Buena Regional School District. He replaces Walt Whitaker, who left in December.

3/3/2015

The AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, a new collaboration between AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Howard University, has been launched to prepare school district leadership for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings.

3/3/2015

The South Carolina district's trustees voted to hire Craig Witherspoon, even as controversy swirled about him and another of the three top finalists and some parents sought to delay the vote. Witherspoon most recently served as superintendent of Alabama's Birmingham City Schools.

3/3/2015

Securing billions of new private dollars for school energy-efficiency projects in low-income, disadvantaged areas would allow the resulting energy savings to remain with each school.

3/3/2015

Parents who want to send their kids to private school could get state funding for tuition if supporters of a new proposal get their way. A bill that would establish 'Education Savings Accounts' is making its way through the Legislature.

3/3/2015

By letting moral values remain opinion - questionable at will by second graders and college students alike - we give those opinions the power to change, and the power to change us. So as a parent, we should teach morals, values and opinions. The schools will teach the children to question us. In that way, we all end up on the right side of history.

3/3/2015

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would give Michigan school officials flexibility to raise money at least three times a week by selling snacks now banned under federal guidelines.

3/3/2015

New York City public school students were allowed to have their phones in school for the first time after the city officially ended the cell phone ban. Each school has developed its own rules for the phones, including allowing students to use them only during lunch and in designated areas.

3/3/2015

Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year. Enrollment is limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program.

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