K12 Headlines

3/4/2015

3/4/2015

Florida's new testing regimen encourages fear and cynicism. This week's technological issues only fuel that fire, and they're not the full extent of the problem. It's time for a time-out.

3/4/2015

The longer it takes to pass SB119, which allows school districts to extend construction bonding for 10 years, the greater the chance that some new schools won’t be complete in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

3/4/2015

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled key portions of the upper chamber's education agenda, reviving proposals to "unshackle" innovative, successful schools while holding those that are underperforming.

3/4/2015

The Boston School Committee selected LAUSD administrator Tommy Chang as the city’s next superintendent, bringing to an end a nearly 18-month search. Chang has been working with more than 130 low-achieving schools as an instructional superintendent in LAUSD’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center.

3/4/2015

Quick Key Mobile released an Android version of its mobile scanning app. With a user-friendly interface, Quick Key Mobile digitally scans and grades formative assessments.

3/4/2015

Under the terms of the agreement, MetaMetrics' Quantile Framework for Mathematics will now be integrated with Think Through Learning's Think Through Math supplemental math curriculum. This collaboration will impact more than 2.6 million U.S. students who currently use Think Through Math in their classrooms.

3/4/2015

Several Florida school districts have reported issues with computerized testing for the second straight day, despite assurances from state education officials that Florida Standards Assessment problems that arose Monday had been fixed.

3/4/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes, but use much of that new money to give school districts almost $4 billion for property tax breaks.

3/4/2015

Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical College will be doing more than merging campuses, staffs and administrations this summer. When that happens, the new college will boast some of the highest dual enrollment numbers in Georgia with over 1,000 high school students.

3/4/2015

The New York City public schools have applied for the PROSE program, which will allow them to experiment with new teacher work rules such as teacher schedules and class sizes.

3/3/2015

3/3/2015

Parents who want to send their kids to private school could get state funding for tuition if supporters of a new proposal get their way. A bill that would establish 'Education Savings Accounts' is making its way through the Legislature.

3/3/2015

Securing billions of new private dollars for school energy-efficiency projects in low-income, disadvantaged areas would allow the resulting energy savings to remain with each school.

3/3/2015

By letting moral values remain opinion - questionable at will by second graders and college students alike - we give those opinions the power to change, and the power to change us. So as a parent, we should teach morals, values and opinions. The schools will teach the children to question us. In that way, we all end up on the right side of history.

3/3/2015

New York City public school students were allowed to have their phones in school for the first time after the city officially ended the cell phone ban. Each school has developed its own rules for the phones, including allowing students to use them only during lunch and in designated areas.

3/3/2015

Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year. Enrollment is limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program.

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