K12 Headlines

5/4/2015

5/4/2015

The 2015 Legislature provided basic funding to sustain K-12 and Montana University System operations for the next two years, but rejected opportunities to significantly improve education.

5/4/2015

Charter school students in urban areas received “the equivalent of roughly 40 days of additional learning per year in math and 28 additional days of learning per year in reading," a substantial gain over their peers in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

5/4/2015

“I remained silent on repealing Common Core and charter school legislation, but it’s time to clearly communicate that we oppose funding items in the Education Trust Fund budget that have nothing to do with education,” Limestone County Superintendent Thomas Sisk said.

5/4/2015

Detroit Public Schools are struggling academically and are struggling with crushing debt. Less than 10% of high school students are proficient in the vital subjects of math and science, and more than two-thirds are not proficient in the fundamental building block of reading.

5/4/2015

Hypersign collaborated with Google and Samsung Electronics America to debut a new K12 digital signage solution . The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a range of content on digital signage and desktop PCs, including standard school broadcasts and alerts for emergency preparedness.

5/4/2015

The Teacher Dashboard is a classroom control product that allows teachers to manage devices and student activity, restrict or expand online access, and share educational content from a single dashboard.

5/4/2015

National Academic Group and 3rd Quote Schools have launched EDU Ready Pledge, a new tool to help schools identify education technology vendors committed to collaborations with schools, open and transparent communication, and business and data ethics.

5/4/2015

In the fall, there will be 48 nurses employed by the district, ensuring that every school building — from high school to elementary — has a full-time nurse. A local health-care company will donate $600,000 annually over the next three years to help cover the cost of hiring 12 new nurses.

5/4/2015

Should schools mark kids' absences as unexcused even when they're missing class for valuable real-world lessons?

5/4/2015

The Nevada State Board of Education unanimously granted the reprieve as problems plague the state's standardized tests, which were done online for the first time this year. These annual tests – given in third through eighth grade – were previously done with paper and pencil.

5/4/2015

As controversy over the new Common Core standards and the related standardized tests reached a peak, the No. 1 biggest spender is a pro-charter school organization, Families for Excellent Schools, which spent more than $9.5 million

5/4/2015

Instead of suspending or expelling students in kindergarten through third grade, the legislation says schools should impose a loss of privileges on students, refer them to counselors or social workers and seek other interventions that would keep the students inside the school system.

5/4/2015

Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that expires June 30.

5/4/2015

Playground time is an iconic part of elementary school life. But on overcrowded campuses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, time on the classic schoolyard ladders, chutes and slides can be hard to come by.

5/4/2015

The Cleveland school district's school improvement plans are already making the city's most-struggling schools better, teachers told the school board last week. The school district also says the school turnaround efforts rolled out over the last two years are bringing changes. But are they?

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