K12 Headlines

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

2/6/2012

In October, Norman Public Schools introduced an innovative communications tool with School Connect, a mobile app for Android and Apple phones, which enabled users to access virtually any school-related information with a tap on their touch screen.

2/6/2012

DreamBox Learning announced the launch of DreamBox Learning Math, a major expansion of its rigorous, award-winning online K-3 mathematics curricula.

2/6/2012

SMARTdesks launched iGroup Collaborative Learning Furniture at the School and College Building Expo 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

2/6/2012

Epson announced the PowerLite 93+, a powerful yet budget-friendly projector designed for K12 classrooms.

2/6/2012

Rudy Crew, former chancellor of the New York City Schools and 2008 National Superintendent of the Year, joins Revolution K12 as president in order to impact school reform nationwide through the implementation of adaptive technology tools that support teachers and provide blended instruction.

2/6/2012

Gwinnett County Public Schools district lines have been redrawn as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census. The realignment of the school system's five districts do not affect students.

2/6/2012

Motorists might find a ticket in their mailbox if they blow through the stop sign on the side of a stopped school bus because of a novel idea being explored by the Palm Beach County School District to raise money for transportation and increase safety for children around buses.

2/6/2012

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison is asking his members to champion public education in a political environment where lawmakers are increasingly open to alternatives.

2/6/2012

With a $61 million shortfall to bridge by the end of June, the Philadelphia School District will let go about 90 school police officers Friday, according to a source familiar with the plan.

2/6/2012

Speaking at the 2011 Techonomy conference, Sean Parker of Founders Fund made a strong case for the need to technologize education, commenting, “Literally anything you want to know from any perspective is available on the Internet, and I think the way to take advantage of that is to teach kids how to learn differently. Kids aren’t being taught how to learn in an environment where information is provided in a nonlinear fashion and it’s not condensed into a textbook.”

2/6/2012

Washington’s education system will not get the overhaul it desperately needs due to squabbling amongst state lawmakers.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

2/3/2012

Schoology, developers of the pioneering, free, cloud-­‐based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced that Palo Alto (Calif.) Unified School District has successfully upgraded to the company's enterprise-­‐level platform.

2/3/2012

Cerebellum Corporation has released the Daily Planet: Sports & Recreation Series for grades 9-12.

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