K12 Headlines

8/13/2014

8/13/2014

Everyone has acknowledged for years that No Child Left Behind, which required that 100 percent of students meet academic standards by 2014, had created an impossible goal, and needed an overhaul. But Congress is too dysfunctional to do that.

8/13/2014

Charter schools in Nashville will soon be expected to make their financial documents — including a disclosure of private funds — available for the city to publish online as part of a new set of measures aimed at fiscal transparency.

8/13/2014

PresenceLearning has added, “Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” to its online resource library. Based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise, the free download outlines how properly executed blended learning models can positively impact special education students.

8/13/2014

Google announced the limited preview of Classroom, a tool that aims to make it easier for teachers to stay in touch with their students and to give them assignments and feedback. Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account can now use the service.

8/13/2014

U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a new poll found that adults still rank school violence and gun-related injuries among their top concerns for children.

8/13/2014

An eco-friendly line of school supplies made with recycled materials, renewable recources or innovations in biodegradability has been launched by Green ABCs.

8/13/2014

The Ohio region needs to grow its own students who are interested in and successful in STEM fields. The effort needs to start much earlier for students – in elementary school.

8/13/2014

The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.

8/13/2014

More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for nearly 1,600 new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals.

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The Knox County School system is implementing new software to track exactly where school buses are driving during the day. The county is implementing the software as a resource for parents to help improve the safety of their children, as well as a means to save some money for the district.

8/13/2014

The Sioux City Community School District wants to put cameras in every school. The new technology would be integrated with the police department's system. It's expected to take four years and cost $500,000 to install 200 cameras.

8/13/2014

The $27 million campus of the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Designed from top to bottom as a STEM facility, the school will feature 36 classrooms for K5 students.

8/13/2014

The physical books on shelves occupy a shrinking portion of library budgets. The digital-only library is far from a utopian information commons, where the voices weighing in on every conceivable topic may be heard. Rather, that utopian commons is the traditional, albeit well-resourced, library with several generations worth of collection expertise and strong bargaining power against the electronic vendors.

8/13/2014

Officials are preparing to spend more than $7 million on new career-education classes to benefit about 1,000 students in the first year. Denver Public Schools will be introducing and expanding STEM classes to include manufacturing, pre-engineering, health biotechnology and game-design coding.

8/13/2014

As blended learning continues to grow, one of the challenges education leaders are facing is the fact that knowledge of the concept spreads faster than expertise on how to foster and support it.

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