K12 Headlines

10/18/2013

10/18/2013

Their school swapped sloppy joes and fried chicken for organic roasted tofu and braised black beans, and these kids aren’t complaining. Students at the top-rated Public School 244, in Flushing, have longer attention spans and better academic scores since the school went vegetarian.

10/18/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a supporter of charter schools, of which there are about 180 in New York City. The debate over how the next mayor should handle charters has been part of the campaign from the very beginning.

10/18/2013

An Upper West Side elementary school banned the popular Rainbow Loom friendship bracelets from the premises because the principal says children are getting distracted in class and fighting over them on the playground.

10/18/2013

Just before Easter in 1995, Harvard senior John R. Connolly went to Manhattan's Lower East Side at the urging of his Spanish professor, a Jesuit priest, to visit a boys’ school for low-income immigrant families. Because of that experience, he ended up teaching for three years. That time in his life has become part of his campaign biography, as the city council member and experienced corporate lawyer runs to become Boston’s “education mayor.”

10/18/2013

The MPS 602 is available in three models: a non-amplified version with a variable preamp output, the MPS 602 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the MPS 602 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier.

10/18/2013

Now at the push of a button, teachers and administrators will have the additional option to connect to the Social Net Watcher software without having to log out of their Standard for Success profile.

10/18/2013

Luca Lashes eBooks and apps turn “fearful firsts” for children into educational experiences and foster language development by offering eBooks in multiple languages and apps that allow for switching between languages. Select entries in the contest will be shared within the Luca Lashes e-newsletter.

10/18/2013

Schoology’s Resource Apps mark a new frontier of interoperability between education technologies and external content. Until now, instructors and students could only embed links to outside resources, resulting in a disconnected user experience.

10/17/2013

10/17/2013

The nation’s largest teachers’ union is partnering with Teach Plus to launch a selective fellowship that will empower solutions-oriented teachers, most of whom are in the first 10 years of their careers, to advise union leadership on teacher engagement and retention.

10/17/2013

After some reservations about how the district was spending construction money in the years since, Batchelor said he is back on board, impressed by the work of John Morris, the schools' facilities director since 2011.

10/17/2013

Because our students are battling "information overload," an increasingly impactful cultural dynamic that's requiring very specific skills to tackle the ever-evolving digital learning environment. Since many students don't have those skills, they're essentially facing these challenges unequipped to win.

10/17/2013

Under a revised plan, all 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District would have iPads to use by the end of 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014. Principals and certified teachers at all of district campuses would have the extra time to attend orientation programs on the use of the devices.

10/17/2013

In his first public appearance since he was shouted down in Poughkeepsie last Thursday, King said the remaining four New York State Parent Teacher Association forums won't be rescheduled, but that he is looking to create "other opportunities to have dialogue with parents."

10/17/2013

Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the EpiPens, the most common self-injectable form of epinephrine. The auto-injectors contain adrenaline and treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening, body-wide allergic reaction.

10/17/2013

Threats of increased state oversight and reduced funding are leveled against schools that do not meet complex standards. Ultimately, these guidelines reduce the rigor and flexibility of academic instruction.

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