K12 Headlines

4/14/2015

4/14/2015

Florida school districts resumed computerized testing this week without a hitch. The issues that plagued students as they took the Florida Standards Assessments writing exams a month ago — such as not being able to log in or being knocked out of tests — did not recur.

4/13/2015

4/13/2015

Discovery Education expanded its partnership with Tennessee’s Metro Nashville Public Schools. In the latest phase of this seven-year relationship, middle school students districtwide will be able to learn through Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series.

4/13/2015

The free Copilot Family parental control app will include the weekly Insight Email, which will detail a child’s technology use. The feature provides a window into how children are using mobile devices, indicating what new apps the child has downloaded on a weekly basis.

4/13/2015

Test Free has launched SAT Free, a no-cost online test preparation course, for all college-bound and college-interested students, including juniors taking the SAT this spring.

4/13/2015

One big change is that district leaders will not have the leeway to decide how teachers are rated; perhaps that change will avoid any disparities between students testing poorly and teachers rated highly.

4/13/2015

There is urgency in today’s highly global, competitive economy to address the crisis in education and workforce preparation, and a critical opportunity to capitalize on the hours beyond the school day to prepare students for college and promising careers.

4/13/2015

Kids who receive early childhood education are more likely to read at grade level, less likely to repeat a grade or require special education, more likely to earn a high school diploma, less likely to become teenage parents, require public assistance, abuse drugs or end up in jail.

4/13/2015

A recent survey of Washington school districts by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found more than 5,500 additional classrooms will be needed to satisfy the McCleary requirements.

4/13/2015

Dynamic Healthy Vending has set up a special give-back program to make the vending machine idea more appealing to schools.

4/13/2015

School officials want to buy 57 acres about 3 miles south of Interstate 84 for $1.7 million. They have no immediate plans to build a school but note that as development ramps up in South Boise, they will need to add a school.

4/13/2015

While the requirements for becoming a school bus driver in Kansas have increased in the past 32 years, the part-time pay structure and odd working hours have remained a constant.

4/13/2015

Despite its prevalence and a well-established base of scientific research, some Connecticut parents say they have trouble getting their local schools to recognize the disorder and provide their children with appropriate interventions and accommodations.

4/13/2015

During her four years as Secretary of State and the last two years giving speeches and promoting her memoir, “Hard Choices,” she has said little about education issues.

4/13/2015

Wisconsin school districts are increasingly turning to referendums to exceed the revenue caps imposed by the state — in many cases to cover basic operating expenses.

4/13/2015

Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.

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