K12 Headlines

10/22/2014

10/22/2014

Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk signed a two-year collaborative agreement to develop speech recognition for early learning and advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.

10/22/2014

Dozens of the roughly 2,500 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to relatives or other sponsors on New York's Long Island so far this year have been unable to register for school as parents and guardians fight with the bureaucracies of the school districts to prove the children's eligibility.

10/22/2014

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White delivered the news of steady progress and modest improvements by the state's public school students with words of caution — it's good news, but it may not last for long.

10/22/2014

Nearly 36 percent of New York City's 42 city school superintendents have been replaced as Chancellor Carmen Fariña enacts a plan to fix the city’s troubled classrooms. Her goal is to create a highly experienced group of superintendents capable of whipping the nation’s largest school system into shape.

10/22/2014

New York students will have more ways to earn a high school diploma under a change approved by state education leaders. The plan approved by the Board of Regents would let students replace one of the social studies exams with a comparable exam in a trade.

10/22/2014

Some jurisdictions are so overwhelmed that they are experimenting with routing schoolchildren into specially designed courts that would keep first-time offenders from being saddled with an arrest record. Others have passed new laws or policies to dial back police involvement in school discipline.

10/22/2014

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved probation for a Boston charter school and for the state’s first virtual public school, citing low achievement and other issues. Failure to show academic improvement in a year could lead to closure.

10/22/2014

One of the challenges with education reform is that it is inherently political, with people seeming to demand immediate and overwhelming results. Politicians and educators would do well to examine what other nations are doing.

10/22/2014

On the heels of allegations of sexual and other misconduct against officers in the Alaska Army National Guard, the Alaska district has halted all military recruiting at its schools indefinitely.

10/22/2014

The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether it's unconstitutional to make parents pay for their children to ride the bus to public schools.

10/21/2014

10/21/2014

InFocus Corporation's new projectors, comprised of the IN118HDa, short-throw IN118HDSTa and networkable IN2128HDa, each feature high brightness, Eco Blanking for extended lamp life, HDMI connectivity, are 3D ready and are portable at less than 8 lbs.

10/21/2014

Mark Rosekrans, who has been serving as interim superintendent, has been named as the permanent superintendent for Charlotte's schools. Rosekrans is a 25-year employee with the district and has served as associate superintendent for operations for the past 15 years.

10/21/2014

Council Rock Superintendent of Schools Mark Klein is retiring at the end of the current school year. Klein has been with the Pennsylvania district for almost four decades, starting as a classroom teacher, moving to principal and then to superintendent.

10/21/2014

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2–5. The program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as professional development resources to help students meet the writing expectations of the new Common Core Standards. The program also works with any ELA curriculum.

10/21/2014

A Pensacola-based online education program is partnering with the Florida Department of Corrections to help state inmates earn high school diplomas. In the coming weeks, Smart Horizons Career Online Education and the FDOC Online Campus will begin online education programs at seven correctional facilities throughout the state.

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