K12 Headlines

2/11/2013

2/11/2013

Running a school isn’t easy or cheap--and it’s especially difficult if you try to do it on the approximately $6,000 per student that Nevada provides to public and charter schools.

2/11/2013

SAS, a sponsor of today’s Digital Learning Day, fosters digital learning year-round through no-cost resources and support for educators. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® offers interactive learning tools in all core disciplines, mapped to state standards, for grades 6-12. Recently, the 100,000th educator signed up to use these Web-based resources that make learning more fun and can make educators more effective.

2/11/2013

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division has announced the 2013 Samsung K-12 ‘Return on Intelligence’ Gift Programs to help raise the knowledge level of K12 students across the country and ultimately help them be successful in their scholastic pursuits.

2/11/2013

infosnap, inc., the largest provider of online registration solutions to K12 school districts that utilize Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system, announces its selection by Pearson to provide these services to the 130,000 student San Diego Unified School District.

2/11/2013

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform.

2/11/2013

CDW-G, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare, today announced that it will now offer Google Chromebooks with web-based management – a full, cloud-based computing solution. In addition to the device and web-based management console, the CDW solution will include an array of network, integration, and configuration services.

2/11/2013

There is a large problem with mandated tutoring in Florida: The program pays public money to people with criminal records, and to cheaters and profiteers who operate virtually unchecked by state regulators.

2/11/2013

Schools are fighting closures connected to high-profile figures and institutions.

2/11/2013

Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.

2/11/2013

Chippewa Valley and Utica high schools are among the schools that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is asking to stop using American Indian nicknames, mascots, chants and imagery. Chippewa Valley uses the nickname “Big Reds” and Utica uses “Chieftains.”

2/11/2013

Kentucky's education commissioner warned that the state may have to intercede because nearly all of Jefferson County's persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.

2/11/2013

Legislators and educators applauded the benefits of virtual schools at a Thursday seminar, praising the innovation that allows students to learn at their own pace and take advantage of technology in the classroom.

2/11/2013

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in December, the Weehawken school district has stationed armed security at its three public schools.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.

2/8/2013

Last week, President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlined a plan for comprehensive immigration reform. Like the DREAM Act that has stalled for years in Congress, the proposal’s outline hints at an expedited pathway to citizenship for young people who came to the U.S. as children if they attend college or serve in the military.

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