K12 Headlines

5/15/2014

5/15/2014

By providing the funding that Pennsylvania schools need for instruction and to maintain buildings that are conducive for learning, state leaders can turn election-year optimism into meaningful actions that would benefit all communities.

5/15/2014

A bill to require sex education for public school students that would include information about contraceptives was voted down. Current law allows schools to teach sex education to students in seventh through 12th grades. The proposed bill would have mandated sex education and started it in fourth grade.

5/15/2014

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved an additional $131 million in unallocated funding for school construction funding. That brings the total amount of school construction funding in the state for the next fiscal year to $325.3 million.

5/15/2014

It took three attempts, but voters in Wayne County have approved an $18 million school construction bond — a key component in a larger $42 million package. That package includes the construction of two new elementary schools and additions and renovations to the local high school.

5/15/2014

Whenever an anniversary of a major milestone is celebrated, some might ask what changed since the last one. So it is with the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case. One of the important lessons of the case and its successor is that people matter.

5/14/2014

5/14/2014

The movement toward exposing students to career and technical education at a younger age is gaining steam. In one central Ohio district, the Tolles Career & Technical Center and Jonathan Alder school district are teaming up to offer junior high school pre-engineering technology and IT classes.

5/14/2014

Developers are getting mountains of cash to create digital tools for the classroom and teachers are eager to incorporate technology into their lesson plans. But school districts only have so much money to spend and teachers only have so much time to discover and learn how to use new software, raising questions about whether an ed-tech bubble is forming.

5/14/2014

Intermediate School 228 public school in Brooklyn will be one of the first in the nation to pilot new bullying prevention software that aims to bully-proof its halls through a digital platform. Bridg-iT School's hi-tech system is designed to alert, record, track and notify officials of incidents involving harassment or bullying.

5/14/2014

Northumberland County Public Schools has added Anonymous Alerts, allowing its students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their school campuses. In addition to internet-based reporting, the county has purchased the Anonymous Alerts customized iPhone and Android apps.

5/14/2014

Fuel Education is expanding its portfolio with more than 25 new additions for the 2014-2015 school year. New math courses for middle and high school students, career readiness electives and the recently announced mobile, standards-aligned FuelEd Middle School curriculum have been added to the catalog.

5/14/2014

There’s no doubt that data is power. K12 education leaders can harness that power and use data to maximize 21st century teaching and learning.

5/14/2014

Eight career and technical education programs at Oregon schools will share in grants totaling $2 million. The Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grants will direct resources to fields of study such as biomimicry, natural resources, greenhouse development, construction, watershed restoration and robotics education.

5/14/2014

Relying on regularly collected student data, teacher training, technology and a 10-year plan, the Taylor County School District has eliminated traditional grade levels. Instead, the district is testing, observing and letting students learn at their own pace.

5/14/2014

A study on competency-based education in New Hampshire demonstrates that policy changes don't always result in uniform change on the ground, and technology isn't always ahead of schools. The report, "From Policy to Practice," shows an emphasis on personalized learning, technology infrastructure gaps and increased state support for competency-based learning.

5/14/2014

Anthony Ritacco has been appointed to the post of director of technology for the Dover-Sherborn Public Schools. He has been with the school system for six years as senior network administrator. Prior to his first appointment in the district, Ritacco served in a similar capacity in the Norton Public Schools.

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