K12 Headlines

10/2/2014

10/2/2014

State officials approved $21.6 million in long-delayed school construction money, two years after the government froze the payment process for 360 projects statewide. The money, a small fraction of what the state owes, will fund buildings and renovations for 41 schools in 27 districts.

10/2/2014

The state’s school superintendents are calling on Florida lawmakers to take a reasoned approach to standardized tests. The superintendents want the state to slow down and exercise some caution as a number of significant changes are thrown at them, including a new standardized test to replace the FCAT.

10/2/2014

The panel formed to be a watchdog of Cleveland's school construction project is backing Issue 4, the school district's $200 million bond issue on the November ballot that will continue the project. The updated plans are to rebuild or significantly renovate 20 schools across the city and update up to 25 more.

10/2/2014

Voters in Lakewood, Manchester and Bay Head approved bond proposals in their respective school districts that are expected to result in more than $54 million in school upgrades.

10/2/2014

New York City's current A-through-F system will be replaced by report cards with "quality snapshots" for families and "quality guides" geared toward school leaders and administrators. The guides will have more comprehensive data and analysis, and both will include feedback from parents, students and teachers using the annual NYC School Survey.

10/2/2014

Sioux Falls public school officials are starting to prepare for a spring vote that could force a later start date for students. The proposed changes would change the first day of classes back to the first Tuesday after Labor Day instead of starting in August.

10/1/2014

10/1/2014

The National Education Foundation is offering STEM grants, with no out-of-pocket costs, to any public school district or charter school with 35 percent or more students eligible for free/reduced meals. In addition to courses, the grant provides funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards and teacher training.

10/1/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

10/1/2014

Technology in education is facing several key challenges. One point of consensus seems to be that there are going to be a lot of technology-based jobs in the future, and not enough people to fill them. And the education system needs to do a better job of stepping up to help groom more future technology workers.

10/1/2014

The standard whiteboard is evolving to keep up with advancements in learning technology. With today’s newer models—MimioDisplay, ActivBoard Touch and othersseveral students and teachers can work together on the same surface at the same time. Corresponding mobile apps also allow students to collaborate on their BOYD or 1-to-1 devices.

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