K12 Headlines

7/30/2014

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

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

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

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

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

Cleveland Municipal School District's new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts welcomed its first class. A new freshman class will be added each year until it becomes a four-year school. The school, which will hold year-round classes, offers the standard core curriculum in addition to video production, game design and digital music recording.

7/30/2014

Knovation inked a technology integration agreement with SAFARI Montage to expand and simplify educator access to curated digital resources. The partnership allows netTrekker and SAFARI Montage users to access more than 360,000 digital learning resources from Knovation through a single, integrated search.

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

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.

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

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

The cost of school-related spending – including pen-and-paper supplies, electronics and other school fees – has increased by 20 percent in just one year, far outpacing wage increases and the rate of inflation, according to Huntington Bank's annual Backpack Index.

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

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

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state. The group is seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

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