K12 Headlines

11/4/2013

11/4/2013

Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.

11/4/2013

Money has influenced — and in some ways defined — high-school sports in Arizona.

11/4/2013

At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.

11/4/2013

Proposition 30 stabilized school funding in California for the first time since the Great Recession began, allowing school districts to avert thousands of teacher layoffs.

11/4/2013

The district has begun including all fights and other violent incidents at schools in its annual safety report, producing a much higher count but giving teachers and administrators a more useful tool as they monitor trends, adjust their disciplinary response and seek to prevent incidents among students, officials said.

11/4/2013

A national team of education experts gave its stamp of approval for re-accreditation of the Greenville County school district and all of its schools last week, praising the district for its use of a set of principles that guides everything that goes on in schools, and recommending that it reach out more to families and students who feel left out.

11/4/2013

Critics question the effectiveness of the city's charter schools and complain of diversion of taxpayers' money. Most visible among them is mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio.

11/1/2013

11/1/2013

Developed specifically to address the requirements of the Common Core State Standards, these highly interactive instructional resources enable teachers to provide targeted instructional content to each student based on his or her most critical areas of need.

11/1/2013

Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides access to more than 155,000 digital learning objects that enhance curriculum and support all subject areas and learning styles, including videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts and encyclopedia articles.

11/1/2013

Combined, these technologies allow people to have truly natural conversations with the robot, in nineteen different languages. Further, NAO robots will become even further personalized through a custom text-to-speech voice that was specifically developed to match the robot’s personality.

11/1/2013

Paired with a 2MP webcam with integrated microphone for video conferencing, and built-in speakers, this dual-point optical touch screen display is ideal for commercial vertical markets such as signage, point of information, and kiosks for interactive applications in enterprise, SMB, education, POS, hospitality and more.

11/1/2013

In yet another move to distance itself from the troubling text message scandal that has rocked, and divided, the community, the Coatesville Area School District board announced that Fitts, a veteran New Jersey educator, will take over as interim superintendent of the Pa district.

11/1/2013

Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said she has no plans to hire consultant Mary E. Guinn as her new second-in-command for the Buffalo School District, even as speculation continues to swirl that Guinn may still have a future with the district.

11/1/2013

About 100 students and community activists gathered outside Trenton Central High School this morning to demand repair or rebuilding of the aging school building. The students echoed chants of “Rebuild TCHS” while they walked around the building holding signs, drawing honks from passing cars as school administrators looked on.

11/1/2013

A new Gallup poll released on Tuesday found that, although the majority of Americans say the value and format of online education are equal to or better than traditional education, many still doubt its quality.

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