K12 Headlines

10/31/2014

10/31/2014

Gilbert Public Schools staff will "edit" a high-school honors biology textbook after board members agreed that it does not align with state regulations on how abortion is to be presented to public-school students.

10/31/2014

Letting school campuses serve as public parks and recreation centers when classes aren’t in session or other activities scheduled seems like a perfect way to maximize taxpayers investments. Many cities struggle to find recreational space for local residents. Meanwhile, schools are padlocked on evenings and weekends and their gymnasiums remain idle.

10/31/2014

The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, districts can implement the learning program for supplemental instruction and assessment beginning January 1.

10/31/2014

The 5-year grant from the Wallace Foundation will be utilized by the Iowa district to improve principal effectiveness with Learning Sciences International by targeting professional development and implementation of the Marzano District Leader and School Leader Evaluation Models.

10/31/2014

Insight Education Group released two new tools as part of its cloud-based ADVANCE platform. ADVANCEcalibrate's calibration exercises with master-scored videos and ADVANCElearn's interactive e-learning for teachers work with the video-based ADVANCEfeedback observation tool.

10/31/2014

The California district, which has been using the Schoology Learning Management System, has purchased the enterprise version of Schoology. The new districtwide system provides additional analytics, integration with San Juan USD’s student information system, and administrative features.

10/31/2014

Our school systems are designed for IQ. EQ — emotional intelligence — needs equal attention. Our nation’s schools mandate academic, physical and health education. Children need greater conflict resolution and peer pressure skills. Social emotional learning needs to be embedded into schools’ core curriculum and culture.

10/31/2014

Alexis McGloin has been chosen by the Pennsylvania district to be its next superintendent. McGloin has been the assistant superintendent of the Penn-Delco School District since 2005.

10/31/2014

The Worthington school board opted for Assistant Superintendent Trent Bowers to replace outgoing Superintendent Thomas Tucker, who was hired as superintendent of Princeton schools near Cincinnati. Bowers will take over as superintendent in July.

10/31/2014

Salisbury Township schools Superintendent Michael Q. Roth is leaving the district nearly two years after taking the top administrative post. He is leaving a 20-year career in public education to work in the private sector for Discovery Education.

10/31/2014

An NBC Chicago survey revealed over a dozen Chicago area schools were using lower-rated helmets, which were considered either “marginal” or “not recommended” in a Virginia Tech University study and rating of football helmets.

10/30/2014

10/30/2014

Under a new collaboration between Texas Instruments and The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the two will develop practical ideas and classroom activities to help teachers with new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school.

10/30/2014

Construction demand is up dramatically in Texas, partially because of the large number of school construction bond issues approved this year. Meanwhile, many construction workers are finding better jobs elsewhere. But the shortage has been decades in the making. Middle and high schools started dropping vocational courses four decades ago in favor of curriculums focusing on preparing students for college.

10/30/2014

Honeywell's new commercial wireless fire alarm solution has been released to protect challenging applications, high-cost installations and building expansions. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology detectors and modules integrate with fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI and NOTIFIER.

10/30/2014

The Maryland public school district's superintendent is recommending that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The majority would restore the timeline of projects that were delayed last year.

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