K12 Headlines

9/30/2014

9/30/2014

Only about one-in-three U.S. children are in the process of understanding or actually skilled in the kinds of math and reading activities that support the lessons they will encounter in kindergarten, according to research commissioned by Sesame Workshop. Only about half of children demonstrated the social, emotional and executive function skills that will help them to adapt and learn during kindergarten.

9/30/2014

Three years after a tax cap was enacted, school districts are running out of ways to soften the blow. Passing a tax cap on the districts without relaxing some of the requirements - as was the plan when the tax cap was instituted - is forcing difficult choices.

9/30/2014

Eighteen new charter schools have applied to open in the Charlotte region for the fall 2016 school year. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it has thousands more students than the district expected this year. The new charter schools, should they all be approved, project to have nearly 9,000 students in their first year.

9/30/2014

Common Core Quest, a new, free app from OpenEd, is a quiz and instructional tool that promotes mastery of the Common Core State Standards’ math and English/language arts skills. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

9/30/2014

SRC Solutions, Inc., creators of the Registration Gateway Online Enrollment solution, have teamed up with GuideK12 to integrate its geo-visual location technology to simplify school selection and registration for parents.

9/30/2014

iboss Network Security announced iboss Web and Mobile Device Security, a unified location-based security solution. Featuring expanded technology integration with Smart Wi-Fi from Ruckus Wireless, it allows IT departments to develop security policies aligned with users' locations, among other features.

9/29/2014

9/29/2014

Oversize classes are not unheard of at the beginning of the year in Philadelphia, where student mobility often makes planning tough. But in the past, the school system was able to hire more staff to ease crowding.

9/29/2014

A Reynoldsburg parent has filed a lawsuit against the school board and Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning, asking the court to order officials to close the district’s schools until striking teachers return to work.

9/29/2014

A decade ago, Texas was often cited as an example of the ills that contributed to a national high school graduation crisis. 

9/29/2014

The new Clear Voice planar speaker line from Bogen have been launched by Telcom & Data. Bogen has created four different speaker options with effective throw distances from 100 to 650 yards. The units can be adapted to both mobile and fixed installations.

9/29/2014

Minority students in Wisconsin tend to start school at a disadvantage, and too often they never catch up.

9/29/2014

Since school started this month, my 15-year-old son, Zak, has been having trouble sleeping. He has been worrying whether he has finished everything on his to-do list.

9/29/2014

North Dakota schools are seeing a shortage of substitute teachers — a shortage that has grown despite repeated attempts to fix it.

9/29/2014

Shouting won’t help thousands of kids learn. Constructive collaboration will.

9/29/2014

The first detailed look at attendance in Oakland schools shows a deep racial divide between students in class and habitual no-shows, a pattern reflected in grades, test scores and graduation rates.

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