K12 Headlines

5/10/2013

5/10/2013

nora systems, Inc. is proud to introduce norament® satura, the latest high-performance floor covering from nora for busy working environments, like hospitals and universities.

5/10/2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools. Four issues were detailed in a complaint by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP: The rate of suspensions among black students; the hiring of black teachers; the promotion of black teachers; and plans to close three schools with a high percentage of black students, while keeping open a school serving mostly white students.

5/10/2013

The Aurora Board of Education appointed D. Rico Munn as the next Superintendent of Schools Tuesday. Munn served on the Colorado Board of Education from 2003 to 2007 and was a member of Gov. Bill Ritter’s cabinet from 2007 to 2011.

5/10/2013

I have been a school social worker in the small Westmoreland Central School District in central New York for 26 years. And I have experienced what is now documented in research, that schools are seeing more children with mental health difficulties, such as fear and anxiety.

5/10/2013

Former Brentwood educational leader Dana Eaton is coming home to lead the Brentwood Union School District as its new superintendent.

5/10/2013

The recent 65-count cheating indictment against 35 Atlanta school officials, including the superintendent, has reignited an intense national debate on the use of standardized test scores as a key feature in teacher evaluations.

5/10/2013

Mark M. Jacobs once was a Fortune 500 CEO and soon may be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, but for the time being he’s leading a nonprofit group pushing for improvements in K-12 for Iowa’s education system.

5/10/2013

Syracuse teachers say the level of disruption in their schools has ratcheted up this year and the district has not acted forcefully enough to bring order to their hallways and classrooms.

5/10/2013

Elaine Wynn called on the Clark County School Board to conduct a national search for its next superintendent during her keynote address at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013

For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.

5/9/2013

If the referendum passed, the plan was to rebuild the school from the boiler to the classrooms.

5/9/2013

There's been a delay in the start of construction for the Cache County School District's building bond election because of a technical violation, but Cache School Superintendent Steve Norton said it looks like there's a good chance the original schedule can possibly be met.

5/9/2013

Providing educators and business users with the most feature-rich, budget-friendly, short-throw projector, Optoma has begun shipping the TW610STi+, designed to produce large, high-resolution images when space is tight. 3D-ready in 720p HD and offering state-of-the-art remote command and control via Crestron RoomView® technology, the TW610STi+ features PointBlank 3.0 interactive technology and delivers 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness, all at a suggested price of $999.

5/9/2013

Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology.

5/9/2013

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that its curriculum and instructional model have been reviewed by the Florida Department of Education and found to meet state requirements to serve as a Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) provider for grades 6-12.

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