K12 Headlines

8/13/2014

8/13/2014

The Sioux City Community School District wants to put cameras in every school. The new technology would be integrated with the police department's system. It's expected to take four years and cost $500,000 to install 200 cameras.

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The $27 million campus of the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Designed from top to bottom as a STEM facility, the school will feature 36 classrooms for K5 students.

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Officials are preparing to spend more than $7 million on new career-education classes to benefit about 1,000 students in the first year. Denver Public Schools will be introducing and expanding STEM classes to include manufacturing, pre-engineering, health biotechnology and game-design coding.

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The physical books on shelves occupy a shrinking portion of library budgets. The digital-only library is far from a utopian information commons, where the voices weighing in on every conceivable topic may be heard. Rather, that utopian commons is the traditional, albeit well-resourced, library with several generations worth of collection expertise and strong bargaining power against the electronic vendors.

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As blended learning continues to grow, one of the challenges education leaders are facing is the fact that knowledge of the concept spreads faster than expertise on how to foster and support it.

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Putting alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences due to illness may not be worth the expense in high-income countries where clean water for washing hands is readily available, a study says. It finds that adding the sanitizers to school-age kids' usual hand hygiene routine — washing with soap and water — did not reduce illness-related absences.

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WHOOSH! has released a new, non-toxic Screen Shine solution for tablet and computer screens that also forms a protective layer to resist dirt build-up, smudges and fingerprints.

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More than a quarter of Michigan's charter school authorizers are "at risk" of being suspended, the Michigan Department of Education announced. Department officials said that 11 authorizers may not be allowed to open new schools because of low academic performance and problems with contract transparency.

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Compass Learning's Compass Learning High School curriculum has achieved certification from the University of California (UC) for the 2014–2015 school year. A number of college-preparatory courses have met the criteria established by UC to ensure that students can master rigorous curricula areas required to enter the University’s first-year program.

8/12/2014

NEC Display Solutions of America's NEC DisplayNote Software is now available through the cloud. The tool lets educators, students and professionals present and share content, and collaborate across any device using Windows, IOS and Android operating systems.

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Warsaw School District Superintendent Matt Runge has accepted a similar position in the Pleasant Plains School District in Illinois. Warsaw's board of education has agreed that high school Principal Bob Gound will be promoted to superintendent.

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The Illinois district voted to approve Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler has accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District in the beginning of September.

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A new Virginia measure seeks to protect student privacy and restrict companies' ability to use students' data. The proposl puts Virginia among the dozens of states, along with the federal government, stepping into a complex fight over new technologies, big business, public education, security and privacy rights.

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The Kansas National Education Association filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a new law that strips teachers of a right to a hearing before they are fired.

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Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the state's department of education is expanding its 2014-2015 Governor's Expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant program. This initiative is designed to create a culture of innovation and achievement in Pennsylvania's public schools to increase student achievement.

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