K12 Headlines

5/30/2013

5/30/2013

With the demand for occupational therapy (OT) services growing due to increases in the cases of learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder and autism combined with the rigors of the Common Core implementation, special education administrators are trying – and seeing success with – new service delivery models, including online OT.

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Administrators credit the CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous reporting service created by school communications technology provider SchoolReach, for helping school leaders achieve this 92% drop.

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For Mill Valley School District just outside of San Francisco, a new take on old technology is proving to bring students and teachers into the cutting-edge world of the latest high tech.

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The two solutions offered by LearningStation and itslearning compliment each other at every turn as the integration of these two platforms now give our customers the option to choose from an online or plain paper testing and assessment method.

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The additional money is needed so the School Department can end the fiscal year in June with a balanced budget. The School Committee is scheduled to vote on the request at its June 5 meeting.

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That's the belief of local school officials who said that regardless of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision that the school finance system is constitutional, it isn't adequate to get the job done.

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In the Sunnyvale elementary district, where 82 percent of Asian students become proficient in algebra, only 10 percent of Latino students do. The district is tied with Berryessa and San Mateo-Foster City for the lowest Latino algebra proficiency rate -- the greatest single predictor of college success -- among 54 school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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There were 19 evacuations in April, with an increase after the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Most took place on Mondays and Thursdays and were usually triggered by a note or graffiti.

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A review by the state has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014.

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Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both "girl" and "boy" things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest in doing opposite-gender things? More importantly, what if they wanted to BE the opposite gender — or a less-defined mix of both? And what if they wanted to test those limits in public places, like school?

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There are urban neighborhoods with short life expectancies and high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And there are affluent areas where preventive care and insurance are within reach.

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Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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The bill would establish a North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission. Strengthening our ties to business and the community with these innovation incen-tives will enable us to better prepare students for the workplace of the 21st century.

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At the start of the regular session, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, and Education Committee chair Steve Litzow stated that there would be no new money for education without education reform measures. Since education funding is a significant part of the budget, the Senate Majority Caucus is holding the budget hostage to their education reform.

5/30/2013

On Tuesday, UNO officials announced a big management shakeup, which they hope will earn the continuation of funds needed to build a charter high school on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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