K12 Headlines

2/6/2015

2/6/2015

The Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees voted to hire their next superintendent from within. Laura Hickson, the district's assistant superintendent of instruction, will replace V. Keith Callicutt, who will retire June 30.

2/6/2015

The new icurio version offers content, organization, instruction and engagement to support K12 schools during their transformation from print to digital with curated Open Educational Resources and instructional tools.

2/6/2015

While teachers are spending weeks getting themselves and their students up to speed on the latest standards and standardized tests, they’re missing opportunities to build a curriculum that reflects the skills, talents and opportunities of their students, their regions and their communities.

2/6/2015

To require that Oregon high schools give full schedules to four out of every five students without a way of funding it will only make already large class sizes even larger. This unfunded mandate is likely to fail unless much greater investment in public education is made.

2/6/2015

The Montclair district has partnered with the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation to launch the Project Oasis Student Support Program for suspended high school students. The pilot program — which has three locations — offers a structured learning environment and mentoring to suspended students.

2/6/2015

The San Mateo County Board of Education denied the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's petition to open a K8 charter within the Menlo Park City School District. It was determined that the plan contained too many deficiencies, including the absence of transitional kindergarten.

2/6/2015

Voters in Iowa's College Community school district will decide in April whether to pass a $49.5 million bond referendum to fund renovations of five schools. The project represents the first of two phases in the district’s 10-year facilities plan.

2/6/2015

An investigation discovered widespread, potentially dangerous problems with the state's school buses with nearly 65 percent failing their state inspection, according to Maine State Police reports.

2/6/2015

The Georgia General Assembly is about to change the lives of 8,000 people never able to graduate high school because they failed part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. A proposed bill would free former Georgia high school students from having to pass the test to earn their diplomas.

2/6/2015

Aldine Independent School District has migrated to Schoology's core learning management system for managing curriculum, virtual instruction, credit recovery, staff development and other educational initiatives.

2/6/2015

Through Fuel Education’s PEAK, PresenceLearning and Fuel Education are offering a live, online special education solution that provides schools and districts access to a nationwide network of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and mental health/behavioral health professionals.

2/5/2015

2/5/2015

The latest release of iboss Network Security's APT defense solution, FireSphere, uses the company’s network traffic anomaly monitoring technology to provide enhanced protection against malware.

2/5/2015

A proposal is being pushed that would allow federal dollars to follow students from school to school, as a way to increase equity for low-income families. But an issue brief argues the proposal would actually strip the neediest schools of much-needed resources.

2/5/2015

John Thomas School of Discovery recently became the first public school in Missouri to receive STEM accreditation for the instruction it does in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

2/5/2015

The state school board reviewed terms of the four-year experiment in virtual charter schools. The school board wants K12 Inc. and Connections Education to provide computers and internet access to students whose families cannot afford them. The board is also considering excluding children who don't have an adult to oversee their classwork.

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