K12 Headlines

8/14/2015

8/14/2015

A local Tennessee school district is taking steps towards increasing students and teachers access to health care. Using a telemedicine computer system, students as well as teachers and other staff members interact with a doctor or nurse practitioner online when needed.

8/14/2015

Brent Lowe, currently the assistant superintendent of Pulaski County schools, has been named as the Georgia district's school superintendent. Lowe will fill the job last held on a permanent basis by Superintendent John Douglas, who retired after eight years.

8/14/2015

BlacKnight Cyber Security International's content will be incorporated into Knowledge Factor's amplifire learning software to launch a new learning tool designed to help organizations mitigate their risk of cyber attack.

8/14/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee should work with Washington state's legislative leaders to hatch a plan and then reconvene the full Legislature in a special session. Lawmakers must also set aside partisanship and ideology to find a sustainable new education-funding model.

8/14/2015

Should school board members be able to drop into district schools unannounced? The Pennsylvania district's school board is grappling with whether elected school directors should be treated like members of the general public or if they're a different category of visitor.

8/14/2015

The online library now features resources aligned to all Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. With this additional content, Texas' more than 300,000 K12 teachers can link assessment to instruction to accelerate their students’ progress toward TEKS standards.

8/14/2015

In an attempt to fix the criminal justice system, we need to incorporate more robust psychological support services in public school systems. Studies indicate that programs that provide mental health services have a significant impact on lowering crime, improving academic performance and boosting economic growth.

8/14/2015

Kent Paredes Scribner, superintendent of the 26,000-student Phoenix Union High School District, is the sole finalist for superintendent of the 85,000-student Texas school district. Scribner has led Arizona’s largest high school district since 2008.

8/14/2015

If school district leaders don’t fix failing schools, the state may strip their authority under a new law effective September 1. The new law sets deadlines for each step in a new reform process and allows the Texas education commissioner to install a board of managers replacing district leaders who fail to fix underperforming campuses.

8/14/2015

The state is awarding a nearly $51.5 million, four-year contract for CTB/McGraw-Hill to develop, administer, score and report the standardized tests that Nevada's public school students take every year. The state dumped its previous contractor earlier this year following a series of computer glitches that plagued the system.

8/13/2015

8/13/2015

The program, administered by the state Department of Education, is designed to restart projects frozen during a four-year moratorium on state-financed school construction and kick off new projects with a $20 million revolving loan fund.

8/13/2015

The lack of consistency among states’ education standards and assessments is of great concern for the two million children from military families who move constantly. This can be a frustrating experience as these students often find themselves either ahead or behind their new school peers because of the differences.

8/13/2015

A recent survey revealed that teachers spend an average of $490 of their own money on back to school supplies. The report also revealed that while feeling valued is important, having to share personal data such as social security numbers is not a high priority for teachers looking to gain discounts on their purchases.

8/13/2015

Smart educational organizations have built rich online courses filled with learning resources to support the current generation of students type of streaming learning. The old paradigm where learning occurs only in a classroom or lecture hall during school hours is gone. But in off hours, when teachers are at home, what will take their place?

8/13/2015

VTech has expanded its Go! Go! Smart Wheels, Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Friends product lines, bringing the total to nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures in the collection for children ages 1 to 5 years.

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