K12 Headlines

1/21/2015

1/21/2015

A new study of a large urban Kentucky school district showed that all students who attended schools with high suspension rates suffered declining academic achievement.

1/21/2015

Fifty percent of students who graduated from Boston public high schools in 2007 and enrolled in college had earned a degree or another kind of post-secondary credential within six years versus 42 percent of charter school graduates, according to a new Boston Opportunity Agenda report.

1/21/2015

A state senator wants to make it easier for Minnesota school districts to raise property taxes for maintenance funding. Senator Kevin Dahle proposes letting districts raise property taxes on residents without a public vote. Twenty-five districts already have that ability.

1/21/2015

The number of times that students were secluded or restrained in Ohio’s public schools last school year should be a call for schools to reduce their reliance on such interventions, the ACLU of Ohio said. A recent report showed that students were secluded about 5,000 times last school year and were restrained about 9,000 times.

1/21/2015

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

1/21/2015

From designing more creative and flexible science classrooms to developing community service projects that engage girls in STEM, this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference in March is all about K12 students connecting learning to the real world.

1/21/2015

Transitioning back to an inquiry-based approach to instruction requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position. It can be a tough transition for many students and their teachers, but turning to the school librarian for support could make the transition a little easier.

1/21/2015

Epson introduced eight new PowerLite Pro G-Series projectors delivering enhanced connectivity and installation flexibility for large spaces. The new models have a built-in HDBaseT interface for easier connectivity.

1/21/2015

A new introductory model has been added to Casio America, Inc.'s portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite XJ-V1 projector provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, offering a greater increase in color spectrum.

1/21/2015

Florida's Duval County School District and California's San Diego USD have adopted SEAS Education's Achieve 2.0 Educational Planning Management Software. Achieve 2.0 supports school district education plan types including Academic and Behavior RTI, Section 504, English Language Learner and Gifted.

1/20/2015

1/20/2015

With an overemphasis on testing students and the state and federal "command and control" mentality, we are on a road that will lead to a hard crash — we are paving the road just as we drive on it. We have no say about the road conditions, how fast we must move or what our destination is. When we do crash, what will happen to our children?

1/20/2015

As we enter the annual school budget cycle, Vermont's school boards are facing the perfect storm: declining support from Montpelier, lower enrollments, and taxpayer anger at rising property taxes. The automatic annual teacher salary increases we are seeing — driven by indexed salary grids — can't be justified on educational, economic or moral terms.

1/20/2015

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, South Texas ISD and South Texas College are partnering with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to begin a dual-enrollment nursing program. The program will be one of the first programs in the nation to offer an associate’s degree in nursing to high school graduates.

1/20/2015

The nation’s second-largest school district is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school.

1/20/2015

Dan Brenner, the superintendent of Roslyn Public Schools in Roslyn, New York, is the finalist for the job of next Darien superintendent of schools in Connecticut. Brenner will retire from Roslyn effective at the end of the school year.

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