K12 Headlines

6/13/2013

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For Great Hearts’ administrators, the system automatically processes and tracks applications, calculates waitlists and generates data about a school’s applicant pool to assist with planning and budgeting.

6/13/2013

The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides districts and states with tools for classroom observation and evaluation, professional learning, and talent management and supports the development of effective teaching practices throughout an educator’s career.

6/13/2013

Aptly named “Wowzers Summer Explorers,” the free program will allow students who already use Wowzers in their school or classroom environments to easily continue on their learning path by accessing the program on their home computer or mobile devices with the same login credentials at a special summer website – summer.wowzers.com.

6/13/2013

For now, Chicago Public Schools has legally left the door open to the possibility of halting 10 of its 50 historic school closings, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

6/13/2013

London-based mobile games startup Brainbow has more than 1 million people playing its educational game 6 Numbers, eight weeks after it launched for iOS.

6/13/2013

While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying – not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.

6/13/2013

Idaho-based education software provider Silverback Learning Solutions announced a new round of funding today, adding $2.5 million from a collection of angel investors to help fuel its continued expansion.

6/13/2013

The Albion Public Schools board took its final step to discontinuing teaching high school in its district.

6/13/2013

Tens of thousands of students will get free breakfasts next school year, after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 7-1 for a program that aims to improve academics by fighting hunger.

6/13/2013

Classrooms are quiet and halls dark at most Walker County schools, but not at Saddle Ridge Elementary and Middle School where construction continues at a fast and furious pace.

6/13/2013

With students away for the summer, the Mobile County school system is finishing up several construction projects and getting ready to launch new ones, including the much-anticipated new school at Calcedeaver Elementary in northwest Mobile County.

6/13/2013

The Education Department could use federal dollars to build schools for districts that suffer traumatic events such as those in Newtown, Conn., under an agreement the Senate education panel approved Wednesday.

6/13/2013

Only 14 percent of the students who attend closing DC Public Schools have re-enrolled in the school system for the fall, schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday.

6/13/2013

The Pontiac school district could be dissolved and students distributed to other districts under legislation being worked on this week in the House of Representatives Education Committee in Lansing.

6/13/2013

The vast majority of students leaving four failing schools closed by the Recovery School District are headed to other substandard schools next year.

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