K12 Headlines

7/10/2014

7/10/2014

The Education Law Center of New Jersey’s annual report, “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card,” explores some of the most financially disadvantaged school districts and identifies conditions that have created or reinforced their disadvantage. Among other findings, the report found that states must take a hard look at plainly illogical state school finance formulas.

7/10/2014

Too often public schools that excel are intentionally overlooked by those hell-bent on opening charter schools, as well as by the general public. It is often difficult for school districts to get noticed for something other than athletics.

7/10/2014

In August, Santa Fe Public Schools will open two new K8 schools intended to ease overcrowding on the city’s south side in addition to finishing renovations at other area schools. The total cost for the changes is $101 million, funded by 2009 and 2013 general obligation bonds.

7/10/2014

Even optimists who had hoped the new Buffalo School Board would move quickly to deal with issues that shackle the district had to have been startled at the speed with which the new majority is moving.

7/9/2014

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School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties will pilot the Tattletale Panic System at one of its elementary schools. Distributed nationally by Argus Agents Inc., Tattletale Portable Alarm System is a portable and cellular wireless panic button system designed specifically to protect schools.

7/9/2014

Developed in partnership with Ready Labs Inc., Tinkerine Studios Ltd.'s Tinkerine U platform delivers online 3D printing educational content for STEAM courses with a curriculum to introduce students to designing, prototyping and manufacturing with 3D printing technology.

7/9/2014

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed a deal with Red River Technology Center in Duncan. The agreement allows students from the high school technology campus to enter Spartan College in Tulsa with up to six months of credits toward an avionics maintenance degree.

7/9/2014

Faced with a need to update high school math materials, Hillsboro School District is looking to buy lightweight mobile computers to replace textbooks by 2015. Several teachers partook in a six-week pilot study to determine how well students in six of their classrooms responded to the technology.

7/9/2014

A Methuen school may soon become the first in Massachusetts to have a gunshot detection system installed. The high-tech system sends an alert to local police the moment a gunshot is fired, so authorities are aware of a crisis more quickly than they would with only a 911 call.

7/9/2014

July 14-17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

7/9/2014

MakeData LLC announced the launch of Papermals Pre-K for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available in English and Spanish, the app is a kindergarten primer for ages four through six that uses highly interactive animations to help children learn math.

7/9/2014

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, a public four-year comprehensive high school district, has signed with DecisionEd to implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

7/9/2014

Kankana LLC recently released Ahlam, an interactive children's book app in Arabic. Using an easily understood colloquial Arabic, Ahlam can be downloaded on the iPad from Apple’s App Store.

7/9/2014

The Duval school board took the first step toward a multimillion-dollar effort to boost technology in schools across the district. A resolution was approved to issue a federal no-interest bond to complete hardware upgrades at 41 high-need schools to improve the district’s lacking technological infrastructure.

7/9/2014

The Los Angeles Unified School District decision to enable its schools to choose between Apple, Microsoft and Google-based devices for all of their students is a billion-dollar proposition. U.S. schools are a $13 billion global battlefield for makers of educational technology. Competition is coming on fast as schools are likely to want computers in everyone’s hands.

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