K12 Headlines

5/21/2013

5/21/2013

Some 110 students from 11 Detroit area high schools that have been chosen for the first year of GM Student Corps, a program the automaker is sponsoring to pair the high school students with GM retirees and current employees on community service projects throughout the city.

5/21/2013

Public schools are keenly aware of the power of the mainstream media; a critical television segment or a laudatory newspaper article will be talked about in the hallways for days. But the landscape has shifted, and school leaders must embrace a new, growing reality: social media has become the source for breaking news.

5/21/2013

ll schools using myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books, are encouraged to participate in the summer reading program, which runs May 15 – August 15, 2013.

5/21/2013

The integrated FlipSwitch online education system comprises four robust modules: a student information system, a parent-student portal, a learning management system and an online curriculum of more than 125 courses.

5/21/2013

A veteran educator from Southern California has been hired as superintendent of the Soledad Unified School District. Rupi Boyd holds a doctorate among several degrees and credentials.

5/21/2013

The Ridgewood Local School District has named a new superintendent for the 2013-14 school year. The board voted to hire John Marks, current superintendent of Mapleton School District in Ashland. The vote was unanimous.

5/21/2013

In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort, schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.

5/21/2013

Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.

5/21/2013

The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education. CPS has promised that every student from a closing school will be sent to a better performing “welcoming” school.

5/21/2013

On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board.

5/21/2013

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

5/21/2013

Commencing in July, end-users will be presented with a full line of Polaroid surveillance solutions that foster improved ease of operation, including short training sessions, bringing “user-friendly” to new heights. For instance, the Polaroid VMS is compatible with over 1800+ cameras from 80 different manufacturers.

5/21/2013

The Fresno County Board of Education trustees voted Thursday to appoint deputy superintendent Jim Yovino to serve as superintendent of schools until the end of the current term, which expires in December 2014.

5/21/2013

The ECC mass notification system from Fire-Lite Alarms is designed to seamlessly interface with new and existing fire alarms systems to reduce costs and leverage the proven reliability of these systems, as mandated by code.

5/21/2013

Vance Dalzin, current superintendent of the Williams Bay School District in Walworth County, was selected unanimously by the School Board to become the district's new superintendent, according to a district news release.

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