K12 Headlines

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

After a rocky 13-year reign as Evanston's elementary school district superintendent, Hardy Murphy abruptly resigned two weeks before the start of classes, leaving stunned supporters and detractors with questions.

8/20/2013

Two recent events — one on the east coast and one on the west coast — raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

8/20/2013

North Carolina’s educators find themselves stranded between two compensation systems.

8/20/2013

The Wake County school board on July 23 voted to appoint Ed McFarland, principal of Fuquay-Varina High School, as the new area superintendent for eastern Wake County.

8/20/2013

Decatur Township School Board has picked a sitting superintendent and former district principal to be its new leader.

8/20/2013

The survey found that nearly 60% of parents’ volunteer hours are spent supervising field trips, donating supplies, or organizing class parties. But with tight school resources, teachers want and need additional volunteer help in ways that support learning, such as listening to students read, tutoring, and helping to prepare learning centers.

8/20/2013

These lessons from Sascyn Publishing contain discussion questions, research and writing assignments and drawing activities. They highlights puns, idioms and every nuance of the language contained in the app. They're also linked to Blooms Taxonomy making the app ripe for ELA classroom use.

8/20/2013

The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under.

8/20/2013

The results of the pilot were significant. Students were able to input text on tablets quickly and efficiently after only a short introduction. They naturally adapted to the Si Evolution keyboard.

8/20/2013

This new extended warranty is available for purchase at any time during the original warranty period and applies to the Signature, Short Throw, SLIM and Pro series of projectors.

8/20/2013

With less than two months on the job, Lee Superintendent Nancy Graham received some positive news from four of her bosses: No need to reapply for her job.

8/19/2013

8/19/2013

As students head back to school in the next few weeks, they're more likely than ever to arrive dressed in a school-sanctioned uniform, an increasingly popular policy that may not improve schools as advertised.

8/19/2013

The new Mobile Programmer, developed to enhance the capability of the Logic Web Manager system, is ideal for granting temporary access at remote locations or activating a key at some future date and time.

8/19/2013

Students at Chicago Public School’s Florence Nightingale Elementary School have wasted no time exploring the more than 4,000 enhanced digital books that they have access to through the PLUS Tech (Personalized Libraries to Uplift Students) initiative offered through Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Department of Libraries and myON.

8/19/2013

Before they get past the front desk, visitors to Dublin schools will be required to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine that searches for their information in a national database of sex offenders. The technology, which cost the district $34,000 and also prints visitor badges, is rarely used in central Ohio schools but is an example of new efforts to monitor who has access to students.

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