K12 Headlines

7/17/2014

7/17/2014

Plans to construct a new academy for the Mason County School District are moving forward, with approval given for the preliminary architectural plans. The academy will focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, agriculture and medicine.

7/17/2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced the release of about $213 million in capital construction money to school districts throughout the state, including nearly $30 million to the Richland School District. The district will be using the money for three elementary school construction projects.

7/17/2014

Competing construction needs, from decaying buildings to overcrowding, confronted Seminole County school board members as they worked to prioritize about $176 million in future sales tax proceeds.

7/17/2014

Competing construction needs, from decaying buildings to overcrowding, confronted Seminole County school board members as they worked to prioritize about $176 million in future sales tax proceeds.

7/17/2014

Two statewide groups that represent teachers and school officials are mounting challenges to a growing Florida program that allows children to use public dollars to pay tuition at private, mostly religious schools.

7/17/2014

Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE), facing a state investigation and the loss of school management contracts in Connecticut, has now been pulled from an elementary school in Louisiana that was set to open next month in Baton Rouge. With this loss, FUSE will no longer manage any schools.

7/17/2014

The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights office is investigating a complaint that the Houston school district's closure of two campuses this year discriminates against black and Hispanic students.

7/17/2014

McGraw-Hill Education CTB announced the completion of the first cycle of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s new OECD Test for Schools benchmarking tool. The 2014 results provide schools with insights into student performance in reading, science and mathematics relative to international results from the Programme for International Student Assessment.

7/17/2014

Edmodo released Snapshot, a formative assessment tool designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps. Built directly into the Edmodo platform, Snapshot is customized for both teachers and administrators.

7/17/2014

Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment, according to new research published in American Educational Research Association's Educational Researcher.

7/16/2014

7/16/2014

Technology director Mike Watson submitted his resignation with Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) to accept a position with a Bloomington district. He was instrumental in enhancing TSC’s wireless infrastructure and establishing a 1-to-1 laptop program at two high schools.

7/16/2014

The STEM Education Act (H.R.5031) passed this week in Connecticut's House of Representatives. The bipartisan act expands teacher professional development programs, increases support for computer science education and creates opportunities for STEM learning outside the classroom.

7/16/2014

Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s Community House STEM Summer Camp, sponsored by Princeton University, aims to get children excited in STEM, including materials science, solar science, biology and chemistry. Community House is a student organization at Princeton University aimed at closing the minority achievement gap in Princeton through outreach projects and programs.

7/16/2014

More than $2.7 million worth of computer equipment and technology purchased by the Fort Worth school district was either unnecessary or is still sitting idle after seven years, an internal audit showed. The district paid for unneeded educational technology and unused software in addition hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual maintenance fees.

7/16/2014

SchoolReach and the National Rural Education Association are partnering again to provide rural schools with improved parent communications and professional development opportunities. The school notification system includes voice, email, text and social media messaging technology.

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