K12 Headlines

9/26/2014

9/26/2014

Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so.

9/26/2014

Massachusetts schools have new guidance on security from a state report out this summer that recommended monitored entrances, classroom door locks, and other security measures, but money is scarce to retrofit existing buildings, local school officials say.

9/26/2014

The target that the Minnesota State High School League is now requiring all 25,000 coaches in the state to hit is the topic of sexual violence.

9/26/2014

Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced five portable projectors utilizing DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3000 lumens, a 2300:1 contrast ratio, filter-free operation, and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life when in Economy mode.

9/26/2014

The Cleveland school district spent last year urging parents to attend open house and parent-teacher conference events – all to help parents comply with a state law requiring every Cleveland parent to meet their child's teacher by December each year.

9/26/2014

The Burlington School District appears to have finished the most recent fiscal year in a much better financial position than had been feared, district officials said Tuesday.

9/26/2014

A year after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state had shorted public schools during the Great Recession by not fully covering inflation costs, schools are still waiting for officials to hand over the money.

9/26/2014

The protests started last Friday at Standley Lake and Conifer high schools when students stood outside their schools holding signs such as, "my school, my voice." Classes were cancelled at both schools due to a large number of teacher absences.

9/26/2014

After the National Security Agency warned Huntsville Public School administrators about a student posting tweets threatening violence against teachers, the district decided to begin a secret program monitoring students' social media posts.

9/26/2014

Top Masters in Education published a list of the top paying school districts in each state for first-year teachers. Topping the list is New York's Katona-Lewisboro School District. While the cost of living in this region is exceptionally high, this district pays well above the second highest paying district, exceeding it by close to $30,000.

9/25/2014

9/25/2014

This campaign season is consumed by the question of whether Gov. Tom Corbett actively cut school funding by $1 billion or passively allowed that amount in federal subsidies to expire without replacing it. Obscured by the debate are questions regarding school costs and governance, including pension reform, benefit costs and whether the state needs 500 public school districts.

9/25/2014

City officials agreed to spend $2 million on a design and feasibility study to determine whether Somerville High School should be renovated or rebuilt entirely. The high school became eligible for Massachusetts School Building Authority’s assistance last winter, which could cut the city’s tab to build or renovate the school by as much as 80 percent.

9/25/2014

SST, Inc. launched SecureCampus, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at school campuses. SecureCampus instantly detects gunfire and notifies law enforcement, campus security personnel, on-site staff, and other first responders.

9/25/2014

ASCD has assembled professional development resources to help educators integrate literacy into their instruction with videos, courses and channels and webinars, including Vocab in Action, The Innovators and Reading in Meaning, among others.

9/25/2014

American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall with seven hours of national and local programming, live interviews and performances. Broadcast and streamed live with host Wes Moore on September 27, the multiplatform event is part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, helping communities bolster graduation rates through local public media stations.

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