K12 Headlines

6/2/2014

6/2/2014

The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

6/2/2014

On Thursday the House Committee on Appropriations passed a budget bill that would allow schools whose food programs have been losing money for six months to apply to opt out of the nutritional guidelines for 12 months.

 

6/2/2014

The measure seeking to update the state’s 26-year-old sex education curriculum passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by a 9-2 vote, but Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, placed a procedural hold on its advancement to the Senate floor.

 

6/2/2014

A fresh breeze has been blowing through Kyrene School District, which is moving away from standardization in education and focusing instead on personalized learning experiences for children, Superintendent David Schauer says.

6/2/2014

The uses and misuses of student data have become the focus of an increasingly bitter debate in the education community and the nation.

6/2/2014

By making early education available to all students, we can give them a better chance at going to college, and a better shot at life.

6/2/2014

Lawmakers in Jefferson City said the legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting such as the one in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

6/2/2014

In New Orleans, school is out for the summer. But in the city's largest school district, the last traditional public schools have closed their doors permanently, making this the first all-charter district in the country. This transition started after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005.

6/2/2014

The effort is being made so that those children will have the benefits of the extended learning time that raises the chances for academic success. The program involves Say Yes partnering with a number of stakeholders, including the school district.

6/2/2014

Regardless of where you fall upon the spectrum, it is striking to see the lengths to which schools go these days to mold education to the needs of students, rather than bending students to the needs of education. If you ask me, that’s a good thing.

5/30/2014

5/30/2014

Extron Electronics introduced the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-70V and XPA 1002-100V. The ENERGY STAR-qualified amplifiers have an high efficiency, advanced Class D amplifier design and feature patented CDRS - Class D Ripple Suppression technology.

5/30/2014

Female students at a Heber City high school in Utah are irritated because their yearbook photos were altered arbitrarily to reveal less skin - without their knowledge. School officials acknowledged the modesty photoshop, saying students know the dress code and were warned about the possibly editing.

5/30/2014

InFocus Corporation has addded the 65-inch JTouch model to in its line-up of large-format 1080p, LCD displays that turn notebooks into massive touchscreens. Like the previously released 55-inch and 70-inch JTouch models, the 65-inch device connects to a notebook – PC or Mac – with an HDMI cable, VGA, USB Type-A, or wirelessly via the InFocus LiteShow adapter.

5/30/2014

A divided Jefferson County board hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, despite controversy over the hiring process and transparency issues. He currently serves as an assistant superintendent with the Douglas County School District.

5/30/2014

Gloucester County Public Schools has voted to appoint Walter R. Clemons as the district's new superintendent. Clemons, the superintendent of schools for Northampton County, brings with him more than 24 years experience in education.

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