K12 Headlines

10/14/2014

10/14/2014

With the new enhancements, Pearson’s iLit tablet-based reading intervention program for grades 4-10 is now device-agnostic and can be delivered on any iOS, Android, Windows 8 or web browser.

10/14/2014

A possible partnership being considered between the Neosho School District and Freeman Health System could help students obtain quicker access to medical care. In addition to having school nurses communicate with a clinic's nurse practitioner about sick students, students could also be sent if needed to receive medication or examined.

10/14/2014

Florence School District One will offer Randy Bridges a contract for employment as superintendent of Florence One, effective January 1, 2015. Bridges' experience has included a superintendent position in Stafford, Va., and in Burlington, N.C.

10/14/2014

The relationship between parents, community members and our schools has undergone significant changes over the past two decades. All too often, schools find themselves on the defensive, spending critical time defusing rumors, time that would be better devoted to the primary task at hand of educating children.

10/14/2014

The cheating scheme in the El Paso ISD should have been a warning to the state of potential flaws in its accountability system. But there was never any urgency to explore whether problems unearthed in El Paso were present elsewhere in Texas.

10/14/2014

The Arkansas Board of Education passed a final rule that all public schools would receive an annual report card; however they decided to not include grading alternative learning environment schools. What letter grade a school receives will be based on a point system, including factors such as weighted performance improvement and graduation rates.

10/13/2014

10/13/2014

Most of the American public education establishment tends to despise charter schools, vouchers, education tax credits, and a wide variety of education programs that create more education alternatives with public dollars. They are so upset that they have declared war. 

10/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, have distanced themselves aggressively from the approach taken by the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to the city’s worst performing schools, which rested primarily on closing them and replacing them with new, generally smaller ones.

10/13/2014

A divided state school board has picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial figure criticized by many of his employees but beloved by school reformers.

10/13/2014

Eight schools run by Universal Companies now have a full-scale health center, a hybrid between a school nurse and a doctor's office. The centers are staffed with a full-time medical assistant and a part-time nurse practitioner who can give physical exams, administer immunizations, write prescriptions and treat acute illnesses with parental consent.

10/13/2014

Mavericks in Education Florida launched a network of charter schools more than five years ago, drumming up publicity with prominent pitchmen and pledging to turn dropouts into graduates. Many of the company's schools have been investigated and asked to return public dollars. Three have closed.

10/13/2014

In America, black students are five times more likely than their white peers to have to walk through metal detectors into school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Hispanic students are more than twice as likely.

10/13/2014

A new update to Schoology’s iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments within the Schoology app. It also includes a new grading workflow.

10/13/2014

Over the past 10 years, Wisconsin taxpayers have paid about $139 million to private schools that were subsequently barred from the state’s voucher system for failing to meet requirements related to finances, accreditation, student safety and auditing.

10/13/2014

We should consider the ways in which edtech can help the next generation develop the capacity to use cognitive and academic skills to create a better world–how edtech can be a tool that enables better teaching of critical thinking, uncertainty, creativit and empathy.

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