K12 Headlines

12/18/2013

12/18/2013

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

12/18/2013

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

12/18/2013

The school district’s accountant warned that the district could face some funding challenges next school year as two charter schools are set to open in the district, which would likely draw funding away from the district’s public schools.

12/18/2013

It appears to be one of the most-expensive school-levy campaigns — if not the most costly — in Ohio. Final campaign-finance reports, released late last week, show that $100,000 donations were coming in days before the polls opened.

12/18/2013

In a move Gainesville City School officials have been weighing since the start of the year, the Gainesville School Board Monday night approved equipping school resource officers (SROs) at three schools with semi-automatic rifles.

12/18/2013

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. says he’s not convinced the Buffalo School District is capable of turning around its struggling schools despite extraordinary intervention and technical resources provided by the state.

12/18/2013

Jonesboro is one of about 70 Texas districts to arm staff since Sandy Hook.

12/18/2013

As public schools in the United States rapidly adopt cloud-computing services to fulfill their educational objectives, and transfer increasing quantities of student information to third-party providers, privacy issues become more salient and contentious. This study looks at how districts are using cloud services and provides recommendations for transparency, data governance and more.

12/18/2013

Fifteen schools from all levels of education will be honored in this year's contest, and semifinalists will be named in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and magnet/parochial/preK-12 schools.

12/18/2013

Andover High School has created a student-run help desk to assist teachers and staff at the Massachusetts school with hardware technology. The students help address issues around adding new technology such as MacBooks Pros, Apple TVs, Epson Wireless Projectors, and IPad and Macbook carts. The helpdesk also allows students to work on independent projects and make tech industry connections.

12/18/2013

The game is aimed at helping kids from pre-K to fourth grade learn to subtract and count backwards by 2s, 5s, 10s, and by more challenging combinations.

12/18/2013

Mesa Public School’s new Eisenhower Center for Innovation opened with the promise that every student would get an iPad to use in school and at home. But as the first semester comes to a close, the school still locks up its $600,000 iPad inventory, and Mesa still does not have a policy that allows students to take the devices home.

12/18/2013

A portion of the package may qualify for government STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subsidies, and schools can use the package to support their STEM education initiatives.

12/17/2013

12/17/2013

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

12/17/2013

Mick Zais, the retired Army brigadier general and Newberry College president, had pledged to serve no more than two four-year terms but is leaving after one.

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