K12 Headlines

9/7/2012

9/7/2012

If teachers strike, Chicago Public Schools officials will rely on other unionized school employees to keep an eye on students who come to school buildings kept open around the city, according to briefings given to aldermen Wednesday that revealed additional details of the district’s strike contingency plan.

9/7/2012

The one-year Wipro Fellowship program for teachers is aimed at developing competencies and galvanizing their leadership potential to make them catalysts of change in their schools, districts and among educators.

9/7/2012

Featuring a full classroom management system, a complete third through fifth-grade Common Core curriculum, as well as a supplemental sixth through eighth-grade curriculum, the newest version of Wowzers is now supported on any mobile device, including iOS and Android platforms.

9/7/2012

The game’s goal is to provide an engaging experience for players aged 8-14 to strengthen foundational skills that help them recognize ethical issues and deal with ethical situations in their own lives.

9/7/2012

Google Docs allows teachers and students to create and collaborate on documents in real time in the Cloud while Read&Write for Google Docs provides the support tools needed to make these documents accessible to all.

9/7/2012

Early Childhood Family Center quickly outgrew its walls and needed someplace else to go.

9/7/2012

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

9/7/2012

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

9/7/2012

The State Board of Education will revisit its annual measurable objectives for mathematics achievement Sept. 27 per the request David M. Foster, the board’s president.

9/7/2012

The Wareham Public Schools Transportation Department has consolidated bus routes due to budgetary shortfalls, which has buses nearly hitting capacity.

9/7/2012

Montgomery County classrooms would get a $14.5 million infusion of technology if a request from schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr passes the school board and county council.

9/7/2012

The issue of class size dominated the Board of Education’s first meeting of the school year last week, when enrollment data was discussed on several occasions.

9/7/2012

Starting Monday, children in the Pleasanton school district will be changing out meaty lunches for lunches that include Mediterranean offerings with hummus and grapes as Meatless Mondays go into effect.

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

Big changes are under way for education in Wisconsin. Educators are implementing the more rigorous Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts.

9/6/2012

Vernier Software and Technology launched the Connected Science System, which networked educator and student devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Google Chromebooks, and Android devices with LabQuest 2 this June. This means that its three major features – Graphical Analysis for iPad, Vernier Data Share, and LabQuest Viewer – became collaborative across devices and environments.

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