K12 Headlines

2/26/2014

2/26/2014

March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.

2/26/2014

The new Apps For Education Platform from WillowTree Apps gives K12 districts the ability to develop and deploy customized mobile apps and HTML5 websites for their schools.

2/26/2014

As part of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, students can meet the team of artists who create Google’s doodles with a live virtual field trip highlighting the creative process and science behind Google’s logo transformation.

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STEAM includes the arts as a vital part of each student’s education. If we want to engage more students, we need to spark their interests and their passions. The arts are a great way to accomplish this.

2/26/2014

New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.

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Gov. Christie’s budget would provide a record $9 billion in public-school aid, an increase of $36.8 million from this year, and $2.3 billion for higher education, or $159 million more.

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Controversial legislation that would allow teachers, parents and others to bring guns to school parking lots was revived this week in the Indiana House of Representatives.

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Under the new House legislation, schools boards have the discretion to take incidents on a case-by-case basis and would no longer be forced to expel or suspend students caught with a fishing knife or baseball bat in their car on school grounds.

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The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill reviewing the creation of a state-run virtual school. The proposal’s moratorium on privately-run virtual charter schools is drawing strong opposition.

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A reform legislation proposal would substantially reconfigure charter school authorization by allowing nearly 100 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to approve charters without review or approval of local school boards.

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The push for more and better STEM education comes mainly from companies who need more educated employees. But there are other reasons to support better education in math and science. In the 21st century, they are prerequisites to competent self-government.

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You can’t agree to disagree if you can’t even agree on what you disagree about. Yet such is the condition of the debate over using state test results in teacher and principal evaluations. But without common facts, how can the Legislature reach common ground?

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School district leaders must keep a diverse audience of teachers, principals, parents, local community leaders and other stakeholders informed of important district activities and learning initiatives.

2/26/2014

Child Trends conducted an extensive review of the research and evaluations underlying Integrated Student Support (ISS) approaches in K12 schools. ISS approaches promote academic success by securing and coordinating supports tailored to the specific needs of at-risk students.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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