K12 Headlines

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

Kentucky’s eTranscript is provided free to high school students, school districts, colleges and universities by a collaboration among the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Several Kentucky secondary schools and universities provided input to create a common transcript as part of this initiative.

8/1/2013

Educators interested in applying for this contest must submit a video showcasing the use of Vernier sensors in a project or experiment. Applications are due by January 15, 2014.

8/1/2013

Available for the fall semester, the new courses promote student engagement and subject mastery by integrating multimedia content and emphasizing analytical problem-solving skills.

8/1/2013

Construction is set to begin immediately on the building, which school officials say will be designed to prepare more students for the challenges that lie ahead in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, the theme of the new magnet school.

8/1/2013

The reality is: Kids who struggle with — and rebel against — book learning need something else.

8/1/2013

Years of planning for construction and renovation at two Casper high schools culminated in back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies this past week, marking a move from planning to action for a school district overseeing more than $200 million in projects for the two schools.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

Laguna Beach Unified School District (Calif.) board members unanimously approved Sean Colt as the district's new chief technology officer. Colt currently is the director of technology at Belmont-Redwood (Calif.) Shores School District, where he manages all of the district's information technology, including computer maintenance, internet access and computer hardware and software purchases.

7/31/2013

Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.

7/31/2013

Administrators, teachers and other steering committee and board of ed members say the district has successfully increased the percentage of students reading at or above grade level and helped close achievement gaps in math scores on state standardized tests. However, looking toward the next five years, they feel a rising dropout rate and increasing demand for tech skills will require more digital learning and customized student programs.

7/31/2013

Kim Knott, superintendent of Clarksville (Ind.) Community Schools, is hoping to have an answer soon from the board on whether they can move forward with the project-based and problem-focused high school learning model.

7/31/2013

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees in Clarksville will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.

7/31/2013

Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.

7/31/2013

As students enter their last month of summer break, early reporting on participation in the city’s summer meals programs indicates a dramatic increase from 2012.

7/31/2013

It is time to take into account what we have learned from No Child Left Behind in the past decade and improve the federal accountability and school improvement system, rather than end it.

7/31/2013

With the many professional educational technology resources available to the K12 community today, it’s imperative that we transition from episodic and ineffective models to an interactive environment that is digitally-based and connected 24/7.

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