K12 Headlines

7/16/2014

7/16/2014

LeapFrog Enterprises unveiled its first educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV. It is designed specifically for children ages three to eight years old. This new video game console system combines activity and movement with educational curriculum.

7/16/2014

As a result of strong policies and increased awareness of its dangers, steroid use among high school students has dropped. But the fight is far from over, and we can — and should — do better.

7/16/2014

Putting more guns in classrooms is not the solution to gun violence in schools. A better solution would be for schools to let the police handle the business of public safety and let teachers handle the business of teaching.

7/16/2014

In Missouri, a group of Normandy school district parents have filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.

7/16/2014

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering again to help K12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast Grants. Schools that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are eligible for the grant program.

7/16/2014

After months of saying teachers would show their discontent with the Legislature at the polls, Kansas' largest teachers union endorsed a slate of candidates for the Kansas House. The Legislature had linked a provision that ended state-mandated hearings before public school teachers can be fired to a Supreme Court-ordered fix for school funding.

7/16/2014

Prime Prep Academy, the Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders, faces closure for improper financial management and not complying with state education code. The Texas Education Agency intends to revoke the open-enrollment charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent organization of two Prime Prep campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.

7/16/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed Senate Bill 656. The bill would have allowed districts to designate teachers or school administrators as "school protection officers." They would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school buildings and classrooms.

7/16/2014

At every level short of graduate school, there’s a not-insignificant chance that a successful high-school graduate will out-earn you. None of this suggests that motivated students shouldn’t go to college, especially if they’re committed to finishing. A degree is still a good bet and technology rewards education more than ever.

7/16/2014

KnowledgeNet introduced its new authorized Citrix training. KnowledgeNet's Citrix course catalog includes training for XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, XenMobile and NetScaler. The company is also offering hands-on instructor-led Citrix training in various cities for the first time.

7/16/2014

VLT Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge's ruling. The judge is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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