K12 Headlines

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

10/9/2013

This week, CoSN released its key preliminary findings from a nationwide survey about broadband and the E-rate. Nearly 450 K12 ed tech leaders representing 44 states participated in the survey and overwhelmingly agreed that the E-rate is in dire need of reform.

10/9/2013

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

10/9/2013

William Rhinamin, the director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, was arrested after he was named in a four-count indictment by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The 53-year-old Rhinamin is facing several charges, including tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; obstructing justice, a fifth degree felony; obstructing official business, a second degree misdemeanor and perjury, a third degree felony.

10/9/2013

Tennessee manufacturing representatives are happy local schools are helping build a pool of future workers with knowledge in multiple engineering disciplines. Christy Brasher, an area manager at the Bridgestone tire plant in La Vergne, said her company regularly deals with a lack of qualified applicants.

10/9/2013

A new report from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education shows many college-bound high school graduates are still not prepared for the rigors of university mathematics or English. Of the 23,019 graduates in 2012 who enrolled in Alabama public colleges or universities, 33 percent tested into remedial math and/or English classes, according to the report.

10/9/2013

At East Noble School Corporation in Indiana, every kindergartner and first grader uses an iPod Touch, students in grades 2-4 learn on iPads, and students in grades 5-12 are given Lenovo laptops. Here, textbooks are a thing of the past.

10/9/2013

The Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their campuses.

10/9/2013

About one-third of people making $20,000 or less are not online. This and other results—including internet usage, broadband adoption, and the impact of mobile connectivity among lower-income populations—are discussed in a PowerPoint presentation by Aaron Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.

10/9/2013

American schools are unique in the time, energy and money devoted to non-classroom activities.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

Robert Hasson, superintendent of School Administrative District 51 for 20 years, will leave the job Nov. 1 to become deputy executive director of the Maine School Management Association.

10/8/2013

Academic research generally has found that, all other factors being held equal, you pay somewhat more for houses in highly rated school districts compared with homes in neighborhoods where the schools have lower ratings and test results.

10/8/2013

School leaders will find out why leading the change demands fundamental shifts in classroom instruction. Leaders also will receive action steps to ensure that each staff member contributes to the success of implementation.

10/8/2013

Moms whose kids have severe food allergies are spurring lawmakers to consider stocking every public school in Michigan with special injectors to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.

10/8/2013

A Texas Tribune investigation has uncovered years of inaction by state officials while money flowed to tutoring companies, delivering few academic results and flouting state law.

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