K12 Headlines

4/15/2015

4/15/2015

After more than nine years after the Louisiana Recovery School District took over 100 New Orleans schools, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the contract Martin Luther King Jr. Charter has signed with the Orleans Parish School Board.

4/15/2015

Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton proposed a $1.3 billion budget that includes fewer central office staff and 40 more classroom teachers. The central office's budget will decrease by $17.8 million through cost-cutting and departmental reorganizations and by cutting 120 funded positions.

4/15/2015

What’s on kids’ school-lunch trays can have an impact that reaches far beyond the cafeteria — even to the frontlines where America's men and women serve. Nearly one in three young adults is too heavy to serve in the military. We should continue to support schools that are having a tougher time meeting healthier standards.

4/15/2015

The Metro Nashville Public School Board needs to adopt tougher accountability and transparency standards for charters. The proliferation of new charters in the Nashville metro area is forcing existing under-funded public schools to compete for the same taxpayer dollars without proper checks and balances.

4/15/2015

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that seeks to cut testing in Florida's public schools. The bill was passed by the Florida Legislature last week, in response to a too-much testing outcry from teachers and parents across the state.

4/15/2015

Officially releasing in August, PebbleGo Dinosaurs joins previous database modules covering content for grades preK-3. The new database will feature articles for more than 125 dinosaurs.

4/15/2015

FireSphere Threat Isolator, an integration of iboss Cybersecurity's FireSphere and HP's SDN architecture and SDN VAN controller, will extend FireSphere's perimeter defense capabilities to detect malware once inside the network and contain the outbreak of the infection.

4/15/2015

Greenville County Schools has deepened its 13-year partnership with Discovery Education by implementing Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps in 10 sites across the district. The professional development system supports the development of teacher-leaders as they serve as change agents for the district's digital transition.

4/15/2015

The Vermont Agency of Education's deputy secretary told lawmakers that the agency wanted to back away from mandatory components of the state's education reform bill, which passed the House last month. The agency wants to pursue voluntary steps toward school district consolidation.

4/14/2015

4/14/2015

Janet Greif will replace Bay City Public Schools' retiring Superintendent Douglas Newcombe. Greif is now in her fifth year as principal at Midland High School.

4/14/2015

Through this integration, schools and districts that use Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions will now be able to access and build courses leveraging CK-12 Foundation’s content. CK-12’s K-12 STEM platform provides a combination of adaptive STEM practice material and recommended learning material at no cost.

4/14/2015

Paul J. Casseri, the current principal of the New York district’s high school, has been chosen to succeed R. Christopher Roser as superintendent. Casseri has served in his current position for a decade.

4/14/2015

Califone International LLC's latest Bluetooth keyboard, the KB4, will feature a compact, lightweight design for easy portability and flexible classroom use. The KB4 charges in four hours, and is operational for up to 44 uninterrupted hours.

4/14/2015

Distraction, miscommunication of hand signals, poor visibility, slick roads and other variables may be in play when children cross a road to get on the bus. Levying stronger punishments can't correct for human error, only a system change will. Bus routes can be arranged to pick up and drop off children on the door side only.

4/14/2015

Any realist admits that we're not going to succeed in "stopping" school violence because doing so is too high of an expectation. However, if prevention, awareness and effective threat assessment in schools are integral parts of our dialogue, then we might be as close as we can get to cessation.

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