K12 Headlines

2/28/2014

2/28/2014

Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.

2/28/2014

Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.

2/28/2014

Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.

2/28/2014

The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.

2/28/2014

Some lawmakers want school time extension to go beyond just tacking a few days and hours. Arranged to include frequent, shorter breaks, year-round calendars could help reduce "summer slide.”

2/28/2014

Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green, whose contract was renewed through 2017, turned down the raise he would have gotten because district employees are not getting one.

2/28/2014

Liberty superintendent John Jungmann is leaving for the top job with Springfield Public Schools.

2/28/2014

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told state lawmakers that superintendents in the state need more authority to make tough fiscal decisions in struggling districts where school board members are reluctant to act.

2/28/2014

Under current law, the Recovery School District controls the buildings of any schools it takes over. The local school board continues to own the property but can't use it. The proposed bill would require the unused school buildings be returned to the board.

2/28/2014

The measure to prevent the nationwide rollout of the federal Common Core standards in the state was approved by a House committee. Building concern from parents bolstered a measure to repeal the standards in Missouri, said bill sponsor Rep. Kurt Bahr.

2/28/2014

The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would void Common Core standards. Senate Bill 91, passed by the full Senate last month, now heads to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate version.

2/28/2014

The Harford County Board of Education approved changes in school policies, including allowing the superintendent to "unilaterally" propose changes to the boundary lines of a school attendance area, although school board members will have the final say.

2/28/2014

Two Kansas school districts may soon receive sweeping exemptions from state laws and regulations under new legislation that aims to give schools leeway to innovate.

2/28/2014

The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.

2/28/2014

A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.

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