K12 Headlines

3/13/2015

3/13/2015

The Mississippi Department of Education, in partnership with East Mississippi Community College, will open the state’s first early college high school this fall for students who show potential for academic success but need a different type of school setting.

3/13/2015

A House panel gave its approval to a plan that would encourage school districts to adopt a standard attire policy for K8 students. The bill includes a small cash incentive for school districts that comply.

3/13/2015

The Washington district has offered the position of superintendent to Patrick Kelly Shea, a Spokane native who is currently superintendent of the Sequim School District.

3/13/2015

Scores of education technology start-ups are marketing new digital learning tools directly to teachers. But the new digital tools have also left school district technology directors scrambling to keep track of which companies are collecting students’ information — and how they are using it.

3/13/2015

A growing number of educators are using podcasts to motivate their classrooms, improve students’ listening skills, and address education requirements set by the Common Core state standards.

3/13/2015

Lonny Rivera is stepping down as superintendent at Oregon City Schools after two years to take a position as the associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education.

3/13/2015

LG Electronics USA introduced new digital signage products, including Ultra HD signage displays and an expanded line of displays featuring the commercial version of its webOS platform.

3/13/2015

The SPARK Element is water-resistant, lightweight and portable handheld science learning device designed specifically for science classrooms. It comes with SPARKvue, PASCO’s science learning application for sensor-based data collection, sharing, visualization and analysis.

3/13/2015

The Education Policy Committee in the House of Representatives approved a proposed charter school bill that would give the committee the authority to approve applications for start-up charter schools that are denied by local school boards.

3/12/2015

3/12/2015

A bipartisan group of senators put forward a bill offering one-time grants for school districts that are adding classes in accordance with state mandates.

3/12/2015

Next school year, Clark County expects to have 2,600 teachers fewer than it needs. The shortage, the result of an awakening economy, attrition and growing population has created teeming schools, a heavy reliance on substitute teachers and oversubscribed special education programs.

3/12/2015

The school lunch program is an opportunity to shape how kids — and grown-ups — will eat in the future. Teaching children bad eating habits means creating yet another generation of Americans who will have to break those habits; and, given what we now know about the effect of those habits on our health, that’s nothing short of criminal.

3/12/2015

School buildings may join school programs in facing budget cuts under legislation being considered in Juneau. A proposed Senate bill would halt new entries in a state program that reimburses local governments for up to 70 percent of the cost when they issue bonds to build or renovate schools.

3/12/2015

Students and teachers will have access to daily news from USA TODAY through Curriculet's dynamic reading platform. Through the new partnership, students can read news articles with embedded assessments with differentiated layers targeted to elementary, middle and high school reading levels.

3/12/2015

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to borrow $50 million in sales tax bonds to partially finance $129 million for over 200 school construction projects being considered.

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