K12 Headlines

11/26/2013

11/26/2013

After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records — a tech startup proposal that drew interest from several other states that have now reconsidered.

11/26/2013

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

11/26/2013

School districts across California are rewriting elementary school report cards to reflect the new learning standards. But because the change is not dictated by the state, it's unclear how many schools are switching.

11/26/2013

Steubenville City School Superintendent Michael McVey and three other school officials were indicted for obstructing an investigation of student athletes in the rape of a 16-year-old girl last year.

11/26/2013

Vargas has served as superintendent of the Kent School District since 2009. KSD has received numerous local, state, national and international awards.

11/26/2013

Southern California district's board of trustees picks Marian Kim-Phelps, a 23-year educator who has been a principal and teacher.

11/26/2013

Jose Parra, who helped turn around test scores and graduation rates in a district of 5,000 students, has been tapped to take over a Texas district seven times its size.

11/26/2013

The public school system of the United States, the richest country in the world, still struggles to educate our citizens about science and to make that education relevant and present in their daily lives.

11/26/2013

Literacy advocates say there’s a burgeoning market of groups that claim to be private accredited schools peddling useless high school diplomas.

11/26/2013

Last month, Durham County school board members terminated the district-issued credit card for Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats following thousands of dollars in questionable purchases.

11/26/2013

According to a policy brief released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, funding systems for special education are outmoded and need to be fixed before the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act is updated.

11/25/2013

11/25/2013

he company’s new Collaborate to the Core! guide and MimioStudio classroom software Collaborate Lesson Sample Pack provide collaborative learning activities for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

11/25/2013

A joint project from Kudlian and Aardman, the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, Animate It is an intuitive software package that enables students of all ages to create their own professional, stop-motion animated movie.

11/25/2013

Over the past year, THINK Nation students have donated nearly 2.5 million points, the equivalent of $50,000.00, to featured charities. In fact, following recent natural disasters, many students chose to forego classroom prizes, instead donating their points to the American Red Cross relief funds.

11/25/2013

The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties.

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