K12 Headlines

10/21/2014

10/21/2014

A Pensacola-based online education program is partnering with the Florida Department of Corrections to help state inmates earn high school diplomas. In the coming weeks, Smart Horizons Career Online Education and the FDOC Online Campus will begin online education programs at seven correctional facilities throughout the state.

10/21/2014

Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby and Mitch Weisburgh have launched Edchat Interactive, an online professional development web solution with live interactions. Participants in the inaugural October 22 interactive session will examine how connectedness empowers educators to be better professionals, to share tips and techniques to save time, to overcome obstacles, and to develop new skills.

10/21/2014

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2–5. The program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as professional development resources to help students meet the writing expectations of the new Common Core Standards. The program also works with any ELA curriculum.

10/21/2014

InFocus Corporation's new projectors, comprised of the IN118HDa, short-throw IN118HDSTa and networkable IN2128HDa, each feature high brightness, Eco Blanking for extended lamp life, HDMI connectivity, are 3D ready and are portable at less than 8 lbs.

10/21/2014

School leaders at Monroe-Woodbury High School have canceled the remainder of the season for the junior varsity team. The decision comes after some players at the Orange County school came forward with complaints about verbal abuse between teammates.

10/20/2014

10/20/2014

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

10/20/2014

A hearing last week to fire a principal revealed a startling consequence of the Columbus City Schools data-scrubbing scandal: Years’ worth of school-attendance rates are lies and can’t be made right.

10/20/2014

In the last six years, Bancroft Principal Ann Grebeck has seen a 75 percent drop in the number of students referred to her office for behavior problems.

10/20/2014

Members of the Go Public steering committee pointed to a survey last month in which 40 percent of respondents said they had a strong positive impression of local public schools, up from 27 percent a year earlier.

10/20/2014

To make suspensions something more than quality couch-time and to support some of the Montclair School District's at-risk students, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp. is piloting a new program that will provide tutoring and counseling to students suspended from Montclair High School.

10/20/2014

What's added fuel to the fire is a recent report produced by Stanford and two other universities that found philanthropic money is moving away from traditional public schools and toward private efforts, mostly charter schools.

10/20/2014

Direct state funding for public schools in Kansas is still nearly 15 percent less than it was before the start of the Great Recession, according to a report from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities, a Washington think tank.

10/20/2014

At its Wednesday meeting, the board voted to delay the release of the “accountability” letter grades for Indiana schools. Why? Because incomplete data adversely affected the A-to-F grades of five schools, according to Associated Press and Indianapolis Star reports.

10/20/2014

That’s what the Buffalo School Board needs to do as it contemplates opening new charter schools as a strategy to improve the education of the city’s underserved students.

10/20/2014

Education may be the great equalizer, but not every child in Alabama has an equal opportunity to quality education.

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