K12 Headlines

7/24/2014

7/24/2014

Tynker has expanded its Tynker platform to enable kids to use the Tynker app on iPad and Android tablets to build customized apps, including games, animations and interactive stories and puzzles.

7/24/2014

There is a lot of money tied up in educational technology. It seems that a lot of faith is being placed in the technology that will soon arrive in K12 and college classrooms and on campuses - but what is actually being created?

7/24/2014

It is important to honor the progress Texas students and schools have made. This progress has made a real difference for Texas families and our economy. The problem is that we're not improving fast enough to meet the needs of an increasingly technical workplace.

7/24/2014

The Katy ISD will consider a massive bond package to resolve the rapid growth in the area. A 200-member bond committee will recommend to the board of trustees for the school district to consider a $750 million bond, with 48 percent of that money going toward building new schools in the district.

7/24/2014

Federal officials are investigating claims that the New Jersey city's school reorganization plan discriminates against its African-American students. The controversial plan consolidates and relocates one-quarter of the schools in the state-run district.

7/24/2014

Pittsburgh Public Schools board has unanimously rejected expansion plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year and approved changes proposed by two other charter schools.

7/24/2014

A bill that would give more school districts the option of collecting a 1-cent sales tax for construction projects would offer some needed flexibility to the districts. Under current law, the county where a school district operates must raise $7 million or more in accommodations taxes before it can ask voters to approve the sales tax for education.

7/24/2014

Six years after approving $355 million worth of construction bond measures, voters in the Torrance USD in November will be asked to green light two more for nearly $200 million. The new initiatives would include an aquatic center, high school theater auditoriums, gymnasiums and science labs, among other things.

7/24/2014

The Illinois city's $5.8 billion operating budget and $1 billion in spending on capital projects and debt payments has been approved. The budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year has been criticized for making cuts to neighborhood schools, increasing spending for privately run charters, and adding two months to the fiscal year to to help cover an $862 million shortfall.

7/24/2014

The Maryland state school board voted this week to distribute a set of discipline guidelines intended to be a model for school systems as they move away from zero tolerance policies. In many instances, the guidelines call for a more nuanced approach to discipline than has been used in some schools throughout the state.

7/24/2014

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must provide an extra hour of daily reading instruction for the 2014-15 school year. The schools landed on the state's list of lowest-performing elementary schools because so many of their students did poorly on Florida's reading tests this spring.

7/23/2014

7/23/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/23/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/23/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

7/23/2014

Great new things are happening regarding technology in the classroom, but some worry schools are focusing on programs, purchases and freebies without considering future restrictions on learning goals.

Pages