K12 Headlines

12/4/2013

12/4/2013

A recent NEA analysis revealed, and a report by AASA confirms, that the impact of the austerity approach falls unevenly, harming schools that rely more on federal funding for education, including students most in need of extra attention.

12/4/2013

According to a new study by Speedtest.net, the U.S. ranks 31st in the world in average download speeds. At 20.77 megabits per second (Mbps), America falls behind countries like Estonia, Hungary and Uruguay. With the average download speed across the globe at 16.20 Mbps, the U.S. is only a handful of spots away from ranking below average.

12/4/2013

Developed in collaboration with language experts at Peking University, the new Spoken Chinese Test is fully automated and can easily be taken over the phone or via computer with a detailed score report available within minutes after the test is completed.

12/3/2013

12/3/2013

If all goes as planned, compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September for more than 2.6 million students nationwide.

12/3/2013

The bid for more funding is getting a fight, not only from the state Department of Education, but also the Arizona School Boards Association.

12/3/2013

New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D’’ or “F’’ on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools.

12/3/2013

A national petition to promote legislation that would prevent public schools from starting before 8 a.m., started by the group Start School Later, has thousands of signatures from all 50 states.

12/3/2013

Analyzing the state's recently released School Performance Profile information, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Research for Action found Pennsylvania's cybercharters to be some of the lowest performing schools in the state.

12/3/2013

Atantic County Institute of Technology superintendent chosen for his work on expansion of county vocational school from a shared-time high school to a full-time comprehensive career and technical high school focused on 21st-century careers.

12/3/2013

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

12/3/2013

AdvanTE3C Americas will leverage the comprehensive suite of UTC Building & Industrial Systems technologies, including elevator, escalator, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), building automation and control, access control, video surveillance, energy analysis, and fire detection, alarm and suppression to unlock energy and operational efficiencies for customers.

12/3/2013

In broadcast, BL Snow Day helps local TV stations generate and broadcast real-time critical school closures and bus cancellations or delays due to inclement weather on any platform, including digital signage, web and mobile.

12/3/2013

This partnership will produce resources supporting effective leadership practice in pre-K to grade 3 (PK-3), including integrating blended learning and technology in the early years, and creating professional development to build the capacity of principals leading schools that serve children from age three to grade three.

12/3/2013

William Gary Rye admitted taking approximately $193,149.22 in benefits he wasn't entitled to, U.S. attorney says, and will go to prison for 18-24 months in a plea deal.

12/3/2013

The report, released on October 28, 2013 at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida, looks at the changing landscape of online learning and finds that more than 75% of districts now offer some blended learning options as an alternative to fully virtual or traditional brick and mortar schools.

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