K12 Headlines

8/13/2015

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.

8/13/2015

Poor parenting is the biggest factor in school discipline. If students walk through education’s portals with values and expectations already at odds with a learning culture, their chances of a suspension-free path to graduation have already been compromised.

8/13/2015

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has moved to bar a Christian school from the taxpayer-funded school voucher program this year for not following the rules on administrator credentials.

8/13/2015

Under current law, the board — 11 elected members and eight appointed by the governor — hires, and fires, the state superintendent of public instruction. The governor’s critics say an all-elected board is the best way to remove politics from the panel while the governor wants to be able to appoint his own head of the Department of Education.

8/13/2015

LeapFrog is expanding the LeapTV Learning Library to include games featuring Disney's Frozen and Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines, plus LeapFrog characters with Mr. Pencil Presents DoodleCraft and LeapFrog's Letter Factory.

8/13/2015

Delays and problems have plagued Broward County school construction projects in recent months, raising concerns about whether the Florida district can effectively manage projects in the voter-approved $800 million bond.

8/13/2015

An expanding number of parents, teachers and activists called for students to "opt out" on standardized New York State testing in reading and math. Twenty percent of students in the state did not take at least one state test, a jump from about 7 percent of students last year.

8/13/2015

Over 1,000 new teacher-created lesson plans are now available from Education.com for educators. New this school year, the pre-k through fifth grade lesson plan cover subjects such as math, science, reading, social studies and more.

8/13/2015

More than two years since the issue first came to light, the City of Ocean Springs and its school district are still at odds over what to do about nearly $720,000 in past ad valorem tax penalty and interest money the district says the city owes.

8/13/2015

Currently, a dozen schools have, or will soon have, completed shelters in the Oklahoma district while another 23 sites are without shelters. The shelters will come in the form of additional classroom space, media centers, or facilities for athletics and fine arts.

8/13/2015

New test results show that Liberty’s new EPiC school is outperforming with 90 percent of its students scoring passing grades as compared to 52 percent of the state's third-grade students being proficient or advanced in math. The experimental school's more informal classes are bigger but have two teachers for every 50 students.

8/13/2015

The state’s plan to ease the testing burden for 10th graders may well get federal approval, but Colorado still has to jump through some hoops before the assessment and accountability system change is a done deal.

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.

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8/12/2015

New versions of Waggle, Triumph Learning's smart practice solution, align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The three versions help students master math and ELA skills and educators monitor real-time student progress.

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