K12 Headlines

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Michael Corn has been selected to be Brandeis’ new chief information security & privacy officer and deputy CIO. Corn’s responsibilities at Brandeis will include overseeing information security staff and supervising two divisions in Library & Technology Services, as well as managing other areas within the university.

10/2/2013

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, congratulates the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

10/2/2013

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

10/2/2013

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr on Tuesday recommended pushing back high school start times by 50 minutes and extending the elementary school day by 30 minutes.

10/2/2013

Students visiting Washington, D.C., on field trips amid a partial shutdown of the federal government will find many of the most popular sites shuttered.

10/2/2013

They compete for students, space and funds. But there’s hope that Florida’s charter schools and traditional public schools can move past the friction that defines their coexistence and collaborate to better benefit students.

10/2/2013

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

10/2/2013

On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.

10/2/2013

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

10/2/2013

The U.S. Department of Education has released four-year high school graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. There were no states with graduation rates at 100 percent, or any with rates in the '90s. Iowa had the highest graduation rate at 88 percent, followed by Wisconsin and Vermont at 87 percent. Washington, D.C. had the lowest with 59 percent.

10/2/2013

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new eight-year study analyzing the levels of unoriginal content in student writing among U.S. high schools using Turnitin. The study, which groups schools by state, indicates that schools using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 33 percent over the course of the study’s time span.

10/2/2013

The eMerge dashboard makes for intuitive installation and monitoring with floor plans and event logs offering a full system status at a glance, optimized for viewing on computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. Data can be backed up automatically to Micro SD or FTP-based storage to ensure there's always a record of who has come and gone.

10/2/2013

Since News Corp. may be the only organization with sufficient economic muscle and distribution know-how to make a difference in education, I feel that, unless a disagreeable political or moral stance is explicitly present in Amplify, then those issues shouldn't influence my evaluation of the tablet and its content.

10/2/2013

As the ‘glue’ that connects disparate devices, it allows for a seamless transition between learning environments, supports teachers with access to collaboration-rich resources and offers students greater opportunities to get the most from their academic journey.

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