K12 Headlines

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett is partnering with The Classroom Library Company, a distributor and publisher of educational media and pre-built, custom book sets.

7/20/2015

Califone introduced a TPT smartphone and tablet stand that displays full- and mini-sized tablets, and larger smartphones, at the optimal angle for learners to view in portrait or landscape mode while using mobile devices for typing activities.

7/20/2015

The department will retract the charter-school sponsor evaluations it issued this year, following an outcry that internet charter-school achievement data were arbitrarily left out of the criteria, in potential violation of state law.

7/20/2015

An education advocacy group sued 13 of the largest school systems in California, claiming that they have ignored a state law when they barred the use of test results in evaluations through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions.

7/20/2015

The children of live-in nannies will be able to attend school in the district where their parents work and reside under a California bill approved by the state Legislature.

7/20/2015

With Common Core and SBAC requirements, curriculums are extremely dense and tight, with little time available for dedicated SAT/ACT preparation. Until more schools offer prep courses and workshops, and because most colleges accept either test, the state should say, “You get to choose — ACT, SAT or both?”

7/20/2015

The learning science company expanded two of its language arts and reading programs. In addition to upgrades to McGraw-Hill Education's SRA FLEX Literacy program, SRA Open Court Reading's new edition now offers digital delivery, more professional development options and international availability.

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

A recent study out of The Ohio State University shows for athletes competing in high school sports, girls’ sports took the top three spots in regards to the rate of overuse injuries with track leading the way, followed by field hockey and the fast growing sport of lacrosse.

7/17/2015

Many school-discipline disparities are born of failures to communicate, the rubbing together of differently socialized people, and structures left in place from before the goal was to educate all children. Using restorative justice and trauma-informed care tools, districts can change the existing discipline structure and address communication and socialization issues.

7/17/2015

To bridge the gap between school years for anxious parents and its nearly 356,000 students, the fourth-largest U.S. school district in the nation created an annual online catalog designed to address everything from school holidays to bus transportation to vaccination requirements.

7/17/2015

Potsdam High School Principal Joann Chambers has been chosen as the new district superintendent. She has been the high school principal since 2008. Former Superintendent Pat Brady left for the superintendent’s position at Massena Central School.

7/17/2015

Atomic Learning has acquired Versifit Technologies, a provider of data warehousing and analytic reporting platforms in education. The companies' combined solutions will allow teachers to efficiently track student progress and selectively target professional learning.

7/17/2015

The California school district's board appointed Trisha Dellis, the current assistant superintendent of personnel and pupil services for the Nevada Joint Union High School District, to lead the elementary school district as superintendent. She will replace Superintendent Roxanne Gilpatric, who is retiring after six years in the position.

7/17/2015

Huntsville ISD Deputy Superintendent Sonny Cruse has been named the lone finalist for the Graham ISD superintendent position. Former GISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter resigned from the position to take on the same role for the Midlothian ISD.

7/17/2015

The school edition of ClassFlow now enables schools to support blended learning environments beyond the classroom by assigning each student a unique ClassFlow Student Account—a personal account that enables students to access instructional materials, assignments and other relevant information pertinent to class curriculum.

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