K12 Headlines

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

Atomic Learning has acquired Versifit Technologies, a provider of data warehousing and analytic reporting platforms in education. The companies' combined solutions will allow teachers to efficiently track student progress and selectively target professional learning.

7/17/2015

The school edition of ClassFlow now enables schools to support blended learning environments beyond the classroom by assigning each student a unique ClassFlow Student Account—a personal account that enables students to access instructional materials, assignments and other relevant information pertinent to class curriculum.

7/17/2015

To bolster its student re-engagement program, Davenport CSD has partnered with Graduation Alliance to use its standards-aligned, fully accredited program to provide an online alternative for students who have struggled in a traditional education setting.

7/17/2015

To bridge the gap between school years for anxious parents and its nearly 356,000 students, the fourth-largest U.S. school district in the nation created an annual online catalog designed to address everything from school holidays to bus transportation to vaccination requirements.

7/17/2015

A effort to increase kids’ scientific knowledge of climate change failed in the Senate, after one senator expressed concern that the measure would result in a lot of “wasted paper.” The measure would have created a competitive grant program for public school districts to develop or improve climate change education curricula.

7/17/2015

Under a new spending plan, Jefferson Parish public school teachers will get a $600 bonus this school year, while most other employees will get a $500 bonus. The BP settlement, which totals $32.7 million before attorney fees, stems from damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

7/17/2015

Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem the opioid epidemic: Beginning with a survey, screen every public school student for substance use. With more than 1,000 overdose deaths last year, advocates say the state should focus on prevention as early as middle school.

7/17/2015

A recent study out of The Ohio State University shows for athletes competing in high school sports, girls’ sports took the top three spots in regards to the rate of overuse injuries with track leading the way, followed by field hockey and the fast growing sport of lacrosse.

7/17/2015

The Ohio governor signed a controversial bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run "failing" school districts by creating a new CEO position, allowing mayors to appoint school board members and giving the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.

7/16/2015

7/16/2015

From the list of zero-tolerance offenses to the length of time kids are kept out of school, the Florida county's students can expect dramatic changes in discipline this fall as part of a district task force's proposed reforms.

7/16/2015

East Lansing schools will suspend the use of an outside contractor who helped teach the district's sex education curriculum. The vote came three months after the district came under fire for its sex education curriculum at the high school, which has an abstinence-only component.

7/16/2015

A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

7/16/2015

Writing down their internal motivations and connecting daily efforts to positive goals can help young people solidify their identities as students and locate, ground and ultimately resolve anxiety and the associated stress.

7/16/2015

Guidebook launched a new platform, Guidebook Builder, which gives any organization the ability to create and manage native iOS and Android apps for venues and events.

7/16/2015

The Mississippi State Board of Education has chosen the company to be responsible for the program management of the state's grades 3–8 English language arts and mathematic summative assessments, as well as several end-of-course assessments.

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