K12 Headlines

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Cleveland's Urban Community School, Michigan's Fraser Public Schools, and California's Escondido Charter School and Rosedale USD are the latest to sign up for itslearning's cloud-based learning management system.

11/12/2014

Twitter has become the new education conference—and it’s in session all day, every day of the year, some educators now say. Principals, teachers, tech experts and other educators have created dozens of robust, professional learning networks—also called Twitter chats—to connect with each other and share solutions to common challenges.

11/12/2014

Six-foot touchscreen kiosks will soon bring a high-tech twist to the classic campus bulletin board in Coachella Valley USD's schools. In addition to displaying school information, the kiosks from SkoolLive will also help with campus security by automatically calling the police if a gunshot is detected.

11/12/2014

Bethlehem Area School District's wireless capacity is so unreliable that many teachers now shy away from developing lesson plans that depend on Internet access for the more than 14,000 students in the district. A $2.2 million upgrade to the district's wireless infrastructure is being proposed.

11/12/2014

Somewhere in the election year skirmishes over the Idaho Education Network, something is getting lost. What we've forgotten is that Idaho took an important step six years ago, and Idaho students are reaping the benefits today. Now is not the time to go backward legislatively when it comes to technology in schools.

11/12/2014

Two education groups and parents in Baltimore have new concerns about how city and state leaders are planning to repair and build new schools. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union are lobbying for matching state dollars to make repairs at more than 100 schools.

11/12/2014

School nurses could diagnose remotely with a new telemedicine service planned for the Sioux Falls School District. Partnering with Avera Health, the program would connect sick students with licensed nurses by internet video.

11/12/2014

Fairland High School in Lawrence County, Ohio is facing sanctions and suspension from athletic competitions after it was determined recruiting was taking place. Although the school is under a post-season game suspension period for now, they are making changes to prevent recruiting from happening again.

11/12/2014

The Bulloch County Board of Education is pursuing a "flexibility option" that is a middle course between the district's status quo and creating a charter school system. Over time, the Bulloch County Schools may evolve more school-level governance, with each school setting its own student achievement goals and deciding how to go about meeting them.

11/12/2014

Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson’s desire to end all racial discrimination resulting in black, Hispanic or American Indian students being suspended from Minneapolis public schools is commendable. Unfortunately, that policy is likely unconstitutional.

11/12/2014

Some of the proposals to overhaul the Oregon public school system's school transfer system include terminating lottery applications to switch from one neighborhood school to another and weakening the sibling preference in lotteries at eight high-performing "focus-option" schools.

11/12/2014

Tobii Dynavox released a Spanish version of its Compass Software to help bilingual individuals with disabilities to communicate at home, school and work.

11/12/2014

To prepare high school students and adult learners for new versions of high school equivalency tests, Odysseyware has launched three new test prep courses for the 2014 GED, HiSET and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

11/12/2014

Walker Partnerships introduced new resources to struggling school districts to help build their capacity to maintain students with social/emotional/behavioral needs in a less costly and restrictive manner.

11/12/2014

PingPong released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation, and makes learning more fun.

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