K12 Headlines

4/18/2013

4/18/2013

The board is set to approve spending more than $4 million in special-purpose, local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, funds on the technology infrastructure upgrades and equipment replacements. SPLOST funds, collected from a 1-percent sales tax in the county, are restricted to approved capital improvement projects.

4/18/2013

Although the referendum on the fiscal year 2014 school budget is less than a month away, the superintendent of schools said there could still be some reductions if the teachers union cooperates.

4/18/2013

Those guidelines, which are still a work in progress, would in some cases replace expulsions and arrests with two intertwined behavior intervention programs, one of which involves a last-chance sit-down with a local juvenile court judge.

4/18/2013

A state study of six school districts where officials say their classrooms are overcrowded supports what Natrona County School District officials have concluded: The district is experiencing an enrollment influx and needs more elementary school classrooms.

4/18/2013

A slate of school advisory board candidates once known for opposition to charter schools leads in the election tallies, with most voting districts reporting early Wednesday morning.

4/18/2013

Two new bills introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives would lessen restrictions on how school districts are allowed to spend sinking fund money.

4/18/2013

The conference—which will take place over two and a half days—will focus on the topic of teaching excellence and will have more than 150 sessions tailored for educators of all levels, including teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and district supervisors.

4/18/2013

A program designed to address the need for off-campus Internet connectivity, FCPS students are able to borrow (or check out, similar to a library book) a Kajeet SmartSpot™, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot enabling access to school-approved, online resources outside the classroom.

4/18/2013

FCA’s approval is notable because the FLDOE has instituted rigorous new evaluation requirements to select providers based on legislation enacted over the past two years that are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

4/18/2013

The launch of SCOREboard comes at an important time for U.S. high school students, who are increasingly taking AP courses as a cost-effective, efficient way to earn college credit. More than 950,000 U.S. public high school graduates took at least one AP Exam in 2012.

4/17/2013

4/17/2013

The School District of Beloit, Wis. is hiring a Career Technical Education administrator. The new administrator will be in charge of all career technical education programming in the district, including its relationship with Blackhawk Technical College, overseeing advisory committees and curriculum development, working with the counselors for career exploration programming, and more.

4/17/2013

District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools, despite that 80 percent predict flat or declining IT budgets for the upcoming year, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) first-of-its-kind National IT Leadership Survey.

4/17/2013

Coursera

Mountain View, Calif.

4/17/2013

School District 45, DuPage County

Villa Park, Ill.

4/17/2013

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, Ariz.

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