K12 Headlines

6/25/2014

6/25/2014

Four school districts in the Madison area have been awarded state grants to enhance STEM course offerings. The area districts are four of 15 districts in Wisconsin sharing $250,000 in STEM funding for the 2014-2015 school year. Approved projects will include collaboration with institutes of higher learning, business, industry or community-based organizations that serve youth.

6/25/2014

RAD Corporation announced the 1.5 release of its ActiveLearning LMS. ActiveLearning, a cloud-based learning content management system, is SCORM-compliant and can utilize the eLearning content from dozens of authorware tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia and Lectora.

6/25/2014

The Hollister School District is adding new technology and teacher support jobs, including four site-specific technology specialists. Under the state's new funding formula, the district will get $3.78 million more in 2014-2015 than it received this school year.

6/25/2014

The legislature recently acted to pass legislation that fixes some of the unintended consequences of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, which was designed to provide students with the skills they need to be successful in the future. In practice, the curriculum proved to do just the opposite for a large segment of our students, leading to a skills gap that has slowed our state’s economic growth.

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July 10–12, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.

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July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

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September 19–22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

6/25/2014

McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.

6/25/2014

A new report commissioned by Georgia's Atlanta Public Schools with researchers at Georgia State University shows inequality across the board, from teacher experience to playgrounds.

6/25/2014

Some school districts in Missouri have started training educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. Only district administrators, fellow program members and local law enforcement will be privy to the identities of the trained teachers.

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June 28–July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

6/25/2014

In a move highly objected to by charter school advocates, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to abandon a new way of determining which districts get more charter schools and even voted to bolster the use of a controversial set of data.

6/25/2014

Six months after the Obama administration issued new recommendations on classroom discipline – seeking to end what it sees as racial disparities – the federal government is investigating the Hillsborough County school district for its practices in dealing with violations of school rules.

6/25/2014

OnCourse Systems for Education debuted its new OnCourse SGO application to help educators cope with Student Growth Objectives paperwork. It features dashboards, smart automation and a state submission.

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