K12 Headlines

6/15/2015

6/15/2015

In a 2013 settlement, the district vowed to better welcome immigrant students, but some schools continue requiring parents to provide a photo ID that matches a fixed address and original birth certificates for students born out of the country, the Justice Department says.

6/15/2015

The parents of two students had sued, alleging that the yoga program promotes Hinduism while the district discourages any display of Christianity.

6/15/2015

Data is limited, but early studies point to better grades, fewer suspensions and reports of better mental health among student meditators.

6/15/2015

Various education interests have spent at least $124 million trying to influence lawmakers, officials and the general public at the state and local level since the start of 2006, including a record of at least $16 million last year, according to a review of state records.

6/15/2015

Between 2010 and 2014, the number of ACT-tested high school graduates who said they were interested in education majors or professions decreased by more than 16 percent. The number of students earning master's degrees in education also dropped.

6/15/2015

Sunburst Digital, Inc. will supply StudioWeb, a new online educational resource for teachers that offers a series of video training courses on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

6/15/2015

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks. The updated Level 1, 2, and 3 editions include more audio, video and interactive content to build language fluency.

6/15/2015

Qwickly Inc. has launched a new engine that allows Blackboard Learn users to upload documents to their preferred cloud storage solution while simultaneously linking that file to users within Blackboard Learn.

6/12/2015

6/12/2015

InFocus Corporation introduced its LightCast technology, which enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast.

6/12/2015

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks—which use grammar and vocabulary in the context of history, popular culture and current events to build knowledge and language fluency.

6/12/2015

Curriculum Associates has added new Close Reading lessons for grades 3–5 to its i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction online program. The informational texts are drawn from real-world sources, including periodicals such as Arts and Sciences for Kids Magazine, Cobblestone Magazine, MUSE Magazine and others.

6/12/2015

The Penn Valley Union Elementary School District is appointing Torie England, the current principal of Sacramento’s Isador Cohen Elementary School, as its next superintendent.

6/12/2015

A little more than 10 years ago, Texas banned soda machines and deep fryers in public school cafeterias. Now the state's current agriculture commissioner wants to do away with that ban and place the restriction decision in the hands of local school boards.

6/12/2015

Although most school districts would fare better under the Senate’s new school-funding package over the next two years, top public school advocates are arguing that, in the long term, the House's state-share calculations more accurately measures capacity of all districts.

6/12/2015

Parents and students may have 10 days of tax-free back-to-school shopping this summer if the Senate gets its way. The holiday is part of a large tax package that would cut $428.9 million in state and local taxes.

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