K12 Headlines

4/17/2015

4/17/2015

The enhanced MimioProjector 280 line from Mimio now offers educators three options: the conventional non-interactive 280 model, the pen-based interactive 280I model and the new touch-enabled 280T model. The 280I allows for the simultaneous use of up to 10 simultaneous touch points.

4/17/2015

Almost 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders cut money for education, with about one-third going to Chicago schools and the rest scattered among the other districts.

4/17/2015

A measure to give additional funding to K12 education got bipartisan approval from the Senate Education Committee. With nearly 11,000 new students expected in the state system next year, the funding will amount to $269 more per student.

4/17/2015

Former Oakland, Calif., school superintendent Anthony Smith has been selected as Illinois's new superintendent of education. He replaces current Superintendent Christopher Koch, who is one of the longest serving state superintendents in the nation.

4/16/2015

4/16/2015

It’s said what isn’t tested isn’t taught. Since the decision to postpone instituting passage of the U.S. history test as a high school graduation requirement, entire middle school social studies departments have been eliminated and history courses are being taught by English, math and science teachers.

4/16/2015

Rapid Emergency Response System is specifically designed to speed the response times of law enforcement and first responders and notify building occupants when life-threatening incidents occur within schools and other facilities.

4/16/2015

The Tennessee district will implement an online student registration solution from InfoSnap with Spanish translation. PowerSchool will streamline the school system's data collection for new and annual student registration.

4/16/2015

A new national policy must aim directly at improving classroom teaching and learning. Curriculum must be more demanding, and a fair amount of money should support every student regardless of the property wealth of school districts.

4/16/2015

Califone International LLC has upgraded its portable PA419-02 wireless speaker with new wireless capabilities.

4/16/2015

Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her.

4/16/2015

LAUSD is seeking to recoup millions of dollars over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads. The district's board of education authorized its attorneys to explore possible litigation against Apple and Pearson, the company that developed the curriculum as a subcontractor to Apple.

4/16/2015

The state Senate passed a controversial policy that would allow parents of students at underperforming public schools to demand fixes from the state commissioner of education, including hiring new staff, contracting with a charter school operator to take over management or closing the school altogether.

4/16/2015

Bowing to concerns from parents and lawmakers that children would be denied an education to which they are constitutionally entitled, a state senator delayed a vote on a bill requiring most California parents to vaccinate their children as a condition of enrolling them in private or public schools.

4/16/2015

Students from a school where all staff members will get pink slips because of uncertainty about Iowa school funding took a school-approved field trip to Des Moines to lobby for a 4 percent increase in supplemental school aid.

4/16/2015

For the second meeting in a row, the Senate Education Committee has declined to vote on a bill that would allow school employees with law enforcement or military experience to carry concealed weapons on school property. The measure could still come up as an amendment to a related bill.

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