K12 Headlines

7/18/2013

7/18/2013

With construction halted last week on the new elementary school and the building not expected to be ready for students until the end of October at the earliest, the School Board approved a relocation plan last night that sends about 110 Unity students in grades K-8 to Claremont to start the school year.

7/18/2013

Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation.

7/18/2013

All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

7/18/2013

The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.

7/18/2013

When letter grades are released this month, Duval County will likely see substantially fewer A schools, twice as many B schools and double the failing schools.

7/18/2013

Northside Independent School District, one of the largest districts in Texas, required students at some schools to carry identification badges with microchips last year to ensure they would be counted as present, because state funding is tied to student attendance.

7/18/2013

Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time parents become frustrated that schools are not able to meet the individual needs of their children.

7/18/2013

Ballard Bus Inc., which declared bankruptcy in December, recently underwent a name and management change after being bought out by Chris Hamill of Roswell. The sale was finalized July 3, and the company is now operating under the name Valley Transportation, Hamill said.

7/18/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has launched a new app that delivers Educational Leadership (EL) magazine content to iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire®, and Android tablets and smartphones.

7/18/2013

Proposals for a construction manager for the endeavor that will add space to an existing Rudder field house and gymnastics facility were sent out June 25. A four-person committee composed of district employees and a representative from PBK, an architectural firm with which the Bryan school district has a five-year contract, selected three companies out of the 12 submissions through a two-step process.

7/18/2013

Pennsylvania is among 45 states that have agreed to adopt the standards, which specify what concepts should be mastered by students at each grade level in individual subjects. But as The Heritage Foundation points out, opting out will become increasingly difficult. This, as the SAT is “aligned to the Common Core,” according to a College Board email quoted in a Washington Post report.

7/18/2013

The latest rabbit to be pulled out of the hat is a plan by Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to set higher standards for teachers’ licensing tests.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

A northeast Iowa district is testing the Z-pass, new technology by Zonar that uses radio frequency identification to track when students get on and off a bus. A small card students carry passively records their entry and exit as they pass the scanner.

7/17/2013

Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce. While the state is demanding a major technology overhaul, Broward is lagging far behind.

7/17/2013

October 27-20, 2013

Orlando, Florida

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