K12 Headlines

7/30/2014

7/30/2014

Teachers unions are struggling to protect their political clout, but as the midterm elections approach, they’re fighting back with their most popular asset: the teachers themselves. Backed by tens of millions in cash and new data mining tools that let them personalize pitches to voters, the unions are sending armies of educators to run a huge get-out-the-vote effort.

7/30/2014

Compass Learning and Renaissance Learning are integrating Renaissance Learning’s STAR reading and math data with the newly released suite of solutions from Compass Learning this fall. The partnership will provide educators tools to assess each student’s proficiency and automatically assign personalized learning paths.

7/30/2014

IAC announced that its Tutor.com business has signed an agreement to acquire The Princeton Review from Charlesbank Capital Partners. Services of the combined company are expected to be offered to consumers primarily under The Princeton Review brand with Tutor.com used for certain institutional clients.

7/30/2014

Winncom Technologies has announced a new distribution agreement with GoNet Systems to deliver GoNet's optimized Wi-Fi solution with Next Generation MIMO - Beamforming technology. The solution is designed to support the latest Wi-Fi standards from 802.11a/b/g/n to 802.11ac.

7/30/2014

World Wide Security Group is providing all customers with one mobile security app. The new app, Life Button 24, was developed to bring assistance to anyone who feels threatened. The app can be used by anyone, but is limited to one free app per family or business.

7/30/2014

While it is important that society educate women and men in the areas of science and technology, it is also important that we educate people to ask the questions about when to use such knowledge.

7/30/2014

Kaplan, Inc. and Techstars announced the 12 education technology startups selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a three-month immersive mentorship and business development program.

7/30/2014

School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone. While the ruling applies directly to law enforcement officials, school officials say they believe it may affect them.

7/30/2014

The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform program, with a new $5 million, three-year grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, will work to develop a model for middle-school STEM education that will include a new curriculum supported by updated professional development strategies.

7/29/2014

7/29/2014

Warren County Public Schools signed an agreement to utilize GuideK12's geovisual analytics software to change district alignments to effectively accommodate the rise in schools’ student populations. The distict's plan is to realign and redistribute the grade levels at all the district’s middle schools to include the sixth grade.

7/29/2014

Radio Engineering Industries launched a low profile, recessed camera that only extends an inch from the ceiling and creates a safe passenger zone. Historically, cameras mounted in school buses have protruded several inches from the ceiling creating a serious risk of head impact by passengers.

7/29/2014

Many areas of the country barely pay teachers more as they gain experience, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. This problem might be contributing to high teacher turnover rates and keeping educators out of the middle class.

7/29/2014

Dawn Pro Audio has released T100 Complete, an all-in-one kit including Dawn’s T100 Series 100w full-range loudspeaker, microphone, tripod stands, all necessary cables, and illustrated quick-start guide, prepackaged into a custom-made rolling case.

7/29/2014

Schools have come and gone over the years around Seattle's downtown core. The Seattle School District is trying to create an elementary school for many of the 1,000 children living close to the area, potentially making the school the first downtown campus in decades.

7/29/2014

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals. The school district plans to take advantage of a new federal initiative that allows public schools in high-poverty areas to provide free meals to all students without families having to fill out individual forms.

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