K12 Headlines

7/23/2014

7/23/2014

Art programs in schools are usually the first to be cut in times of budgetary constraints, but technological innovations have presented creative students with opportunities dubbed “cyberarts.” Cyberart can make students more computer literate as well as spark their imaginations.

7/23/2014

The New Castle school district has brought Emily Sanders to fill its information technology director position. Most recently, she was a department chair assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.

7/23/2014

The Surry County Board of Education has named Lucas Gillispie as the Surry County School System's director of academic and digital learning. Gillispie presently serves as district instructional technology coordinator in Pender County Schools.

7/23/2014

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

7/23/2014

Another lawsuit has been filed over Common Core in Louisiana. It's suing Governor Bobby Jindal, and was filed on behalf of parents and teachers who are in favor of the new education standards. Supporters of Common Core said he's overstepping his legal authority and tampering with education policy.

7/23/2014

High School Cube announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports to give high schools across the country the ability to broadcast their sporting events live, and in HD, for free.

7/23/2014

Arizona has been grappling with a shortage of established teachers in public schools across the state. Large numbers of new teachers and teachers getting ready to retire have left a gap of experienced classroom instructors.

7/23/2014

Triumph Learning is teaming up with the Digital Learning Alliance (DLA). The collaboration aims to fortify digital learning in classrooms across the country.

7/23/2014

We all too often tackle challenges in distinct fields separately, but America is experiencing challenges in education and health that could be tackled together in ways that are mutually beneficial and cost-effective. The good news is that one proven model already exists.

7/23/2014

WordWriter, BoomWriter's new technology-based vocabulary tool, lets students apply, share and assess their knowledge of vocabulary.

7/23/2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will not appeal a ruling that deemed the state’s school takeover division unconstitutional. The judge ruled that as the Virginia Constitution vests the authority to establish school divisions in the Board of Education — and not the General Assembly — the Opportunity Educational Institution is not constitutional.

7/23/2014

The academic growth component isn't the only, or even the primary, tool for measuring school performance in Georgia, but it should be considered an important one. Success can't be measured just by how much students know, but also by how much more they know than they did when they started.

7/23/2014

Low-achieving school systems around the country are moving towards longer school days, in hopes of better test scores. But the extended day experiment, largely supported by federal money, doesn't always work, The Hechinger Report finds.

7/23/2014

The Pennsylvania district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools. Up to ten schools will be revamped under the city's School Redesign Initiative.

7/23/2014

Sometimes called the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse is also one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.  Researchers analyzed a database of reports compiled by athletic trainers at high schools across the country. Boys lacrosse has injury rates very similar to football and hockey, while injuries in girls lacrosse are in line with those for soccer, basketball and field hockey.

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