K12 Headlines

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.

8/30/2013

Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.

8/30/2013

After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.

8/30/2013

Legislators, business leaders, parents, and school officials on Wednesday urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to overhaul the state's school grading system, capping a three-day summit on the state's most pressing education issues.

8/30/2013

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves as thought leaders through their work in transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

8/30/2013

Jodi Stewart-Browning, assistant principal of Utah's Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, said about one-fourth of the school's 1,320 students attend class in portables, including the school's entire fifth grade. "That's as many as we can house because of electricity and water and the drain on the building," she said. "Next year a new school will open and take some of our kids, but we'll still be 1,000-plus."

8/30/2013

The research-based ACT College Readiness Benchmarks specify the minimum score students must earn on each of the four subject tests that make up the ACT® college readiness assessment (English, math, reading, and science) to have about a 75 percent chance of earning a grade of C or higher in a typical credit-bearing first-year college course in that subject area.

8/30/2013

The puzzle app virtually transports players 11 and older to excavation sites in Central America to carefully collect more than 40 historically accurate artifacts.

8/30/2013

It is a cornerstone of their organization to provide members with state-of-the-art support through conferences, workshops, professional development, and newsletters as well as collaboration with higher education and businesses to promote and integrate technology in the classroom.

8/30/2013

Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools across the nation, including those in North Texas, have been ramping up their security. In the Savannah subdivision northwest of Frisco, Texas, people are paying an extra $2.50 in their monthly water bills to put one police officer at the Denton ISD school. The money collected covers a full-time salary.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013

Unlike the common misconception that kids these days are not interested in school, student Timothy Decatur-Luker of Madison, VA, and students from Maeser Prep Academy in Orem, UT are breaking the stereotype.

8/29/2013

The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics. Each video is tagged with searchable keywords and connects to background tutorials as well.

8/29/2013

The new annual Communities In Schools Awards of Excellence additionally recognize and honor local affiliates for exemplary work in schools and communities where they are making a difference each day to ensure the students they serve have the resources and supports to be successful in school and in life.

8/29/2013

Spellex Dictation allows users to easily dictate and correctly spell healthcare, legal, and BioScientific and engineering words and phrases.

8/29/2013

The district is leveraging technology as a teaching tool and ordering new computers and iPads for teachers and students. Books and supplies seem to have been ordered and delivered, ready for students to use them on Day One.

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