K12 Headlines

7/16/2014

7/16/2014

SchoolReach and the National Rural Education Association are partnering again to provide rural schools with improved parent communications and professional development opportunities. The school notification system includes voice, email, text and social media messaging technology.

7/16/2014

Snapwiz announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses Common Core implementation challenges. Edulastic is a web-based, formative assessment platform that helps teachers prepare and deliver effective Common Core curricula by simultaneously improving the assessment creation, assignment and grading processes.

7/16/2014

The schools that currently lack broadband access are usually ones operating with critically strained budgets. They are generally schools located in underserved, low-income communities. Without an E-Rate intervention, we run the risk of delivering the best education technology to only the very wealthiest students, and of denying it to those who likely need it the most.

7/16/2014

Stockton Unified will ask voters to approve a $114 million bond measure in the November election. The money can be used only for technology upgrades, such as computers, Internet connections and servers.

7/16/2014

Technology director Mike Watson submitted his resignation with Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) to accept a position with a Bloomington district. He was instrumental in enhancing TSC’s wireless infrastructure and establishing a 1-to-1 laptop program at two high schools.

7/16/2014

The West Essex Regional School District has appointed a new supervisor of technology. Charles Young, an informational technology manager for the Somerset Hills School District, is the new West Essex supervisor of technology for the 2014-2015 school year.

7/16/2014

The St. Cloud Math and Science Academy charter school, yet to open to its K4 students, has a new director. St. Cloud educator Tammy Bengtson has been named as executive director.

7/16/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/16/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/16/2014

Prime Prep Academy, the Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders, faces closure for improper financial management and not complying with state education code. The Texas Education Agency intends to revoke the open-enrollment charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent organization of two Prime Prep campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.

7/16/2014

In Missouri, a group of Normandy school district parents have filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.

7/16/2014

VLT Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge's ruling. The judge is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure.

7/16/2014

An Asheville City elementary school will began school again very soon as part of a new year-round pilot program. If the pilot program is successful, other Asheville City schools are expected to go to the year-round calendar.

7/16/2014

At every level short of graduate school, there’s a not-insignificant chance that a successful high-school graduate will out-earn you. None of this suggests that motivated students shouldn’t go to college, especially if they’re committed to finishing. A degree is still a good bet and technology rewards education more than ever.

7/16/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed Senate Bill 656. The bill would have allowed districts to designate teachers or school administrators as "school protection officers." They would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school buildings and classrooms.

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