K12 Headlines

3/12/2014

3/12/2014

The Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell Mobile Computing Cart upgrade kit and Dell Interactive Projector S520 join the recently introduced Chromebook 11 and Venue tablets to empower teachers, engage students and meet the security and manageability needs of IT support personnel.

3/12/2014

Central Coast New Tech High School's World War I exhibit was the culmination of five weeks of effort, requiring cooperation from ninth- and 10th-grade students in disciplines including biology, mathematics, languages and the arts. Demonstrating the school’s project-based learning philosophy, it included infographics, mock propaganda, poetry written by students and translated into German and plays.

3/12/2014

Local schools, including Barrington High School and Lake County High School's Technology Campus, have now signed on as partners in the new digital manufacturing and design institute to be built in Goose Island, Chicago. A multi-partner team led by UI Labs will receive $320 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and from industry, government and community partners.

3/12/2014

Legislation that would permit a charter school to be operated by a for-profit entity with the approval of the school's district is advancing in the House. Currently, Tennessee has 69 charter schools, which are publicly financed but operated independently.

3/12/2014

Sex abuse is a frequent occurrence involving public employees in positions of trust and victims forced into their care by mandatory attendance. Congress, governors,the secretary of education, legislators and school boards need to get serious and stop these crimes against youth.

3/11/2014

3/11/2014

KnowRe, an educational technology company with an adaptive mathematics curriculum, was listed in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 series as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.

3/11/2014

Motorola Solutions and Chardon Area Schools launched the SchoolSAFE Solution, which provides an instantaneous link to first responders in an emergency. The software enables interoperable radio communications between school personnel and first responders in compliance with National Incident Management System guidelines.

3/11/2014

Blaine Elementary and W.D. Kelley will use $3 million in grant money from the private Philadelphia School Partnership to transform themselves. They were chosen due to the large numbers of students they received from schools the district closed in June.

3/11/2014

Louisiana lawmakers introduced bills to drop the new national tests that measure the Common Core math and English standards. The Education Department's decision to postpone testing in the state for one year in November means it is already too late to use the tests in 2015-16.

3/11/2014

Although the total number of suspensions in Rhode Island public schools has declined dramatically, minority students are suspended at disproportionately higher rates than their white peers, according to the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

3/11/2014

For parents in many Massachusetts towns, writing a check for school-bus transportation is routine. But as painful as those bus fees may be, it could be worse: We could be writing checks so that our children can climb on school buses papered with ads.

3/11/2014

Emphasizing that young students who frequently miss school are far more likely to fall behind and commit crimes later in life, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and half a dozen lawmakers introduced an anti-truancy bill package.

3/11/2014

Michael Popp, a 24-year veteran of Indian Prairie School District 204, was selected as East Aurora School District’s next superintendent less than two weeks after the board’s first choice reversed his decision to accept the superintendent position.

3/11/2014

Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a 3-year contract to begin July 1. She currently serves in the same role for the Hartford Public Schools district in Connecticut.

3/11/2014

School transportation officials in Boston want to replace yellow school buses with MBTA passes for 4,500 middle-school students. The district spends about $100 million annually on transportation (10 percent of the operating budget). That’s the highest percentage of any urban school district in the nation.

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