K12 Headlines

3/13/2015

3/13/2015

LG Electronics USA introduced new digital signage products, including Ultra HD signage displays and an expanded line of displays featuring the commercial version of its webOS platform.

3/13/2015

A growing number of educators are using podcasts to motivate their classrooms, improve students’ listening skills, and address education requirements set by the Common Core state standards.

3/13/2015

The South Dakota Legislature has passed a 2 percent increase in state aid to school districts despite concerns that the measure shifts some costs to local property taxpayers.

3/13/2015

Scores of education technology start-ups are marketing new digital learning tools directly to teachers. But the new digital tools have also left school district technology directors scrambling to keep track of which companies are collecting students’ information — and how they are using it.

3/13/2015

Lonny Rivera is stepping down as superintendent at Oregon City Schools after two years to take a position as the associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education.

3/13/2015

The Washington district has offered the position of superintendent to Patrick Kelly Shea, a Spokane native who is currently superintendent of the Sequim School District.

3/13/2015

The EduZone educational community platform enables districts to protect and utilize student data while they adopt, standardize and share learning applications with students, parents and educators.

3/13/2015

The Kansas House narrowly advanced a controversial bill repealing the state’s current school finance formula in favor of flexible block grants. The proposal will give school districts more flexibility on how to spend state dollars but will also reduce overall school funding for the current year.

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3/12/2015

A bill to allow public school districts to arm a school safety designee like a teacher or a volunteer passed through the House K-12 Education Subcommittee. Training would include going through active shooter training and firearm proficiency.

3/12/2015

Students and teachers will have access to daily news from USA TODAY through Curriculet's dynamic reading platform. Through the new partnership, students can read news articles with embedded assessments with differentiated layers targeted to elementary, middle and high school reading levels.

3/12/2015

The chair of the Assembly Education Committee has called off a vote on a heavily amended bill that called for sanctions on failing schools as well as other major changes to state education policy.

3/12/2015

School buildings may join school programs in facing budget cuts under legislation being considered in Juneau. A proposed Senate bill would halt new entries in a state program that reimburses local governments for up to 70 percent of the cost when they issue bonds to build or renovate schools.

3/12/2015

A bipartisan group of senators put forward a bill offering one-time grants for school districts that are adding classes in accordance with state mandates.

3/12/2015

Three new 10.1-inch, Windows 8.1 tablets — including the INP-120Q-ED for use in schools — have been introduced by InFocus Corporation. The InFocus Q Tablet includes free downloadable applications to facilitate sharing, viewing and controlling content with other InFocus devices wirelessly.

3/12/2015

Next school year, Clark County expects to have 2,600 teachers fewer than it needs. The shortage, the result of an awakening economy, attrition and growing population has created teeming schools, a heavy reliance on substitute teachers and oversubscribed special education programs.

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