K12 Headlines

10/14/2014

10/14/2014

A Wake County school board committee backed a proposal to add five new magnet schools next school year that would increase access for students to take courses in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Under the proposal, the magnet schools would be part of the district's new K-12 immersion/global studies theme.

10/14/2014

A possible partnership being considered between the Neosho School District and Freeman Health System could help students obtain quicker access to medical care. In addition to having school nurses communicate with a clinic's nurse practitioner about sick students, students could also be sent if needed to receive medication or examined.

10/14/2014

Officially starting as superintendent on October 1, Darienne Driver is the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to be named superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. She has been working as interim superintendent since June when Gregory Thornton resigned to take the position of CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

10/14/2014

The relationship between parents, community members and our schools has undergone significant changes over the past two decades. All too often, schools find themselves on the defensive, spending critical time defusing rumors, time that would be better devoted to the primary task at hand of educating children.

10/14/2014

The cheating scheme in the El Paso ISD should have been a warning to the state of potential flaws in its accountability system. But there was never any urgency to explore whether problems unearthed in El Paso were present elsewhere in Texas.

10/14/2014

With the new enhancements, Pearson’s iLit tablet-based reading intervention program for grades 4-10 is now device-agnostic and can be delivered on any iOS, Android, Windows 8 or web browser.

10/13/2014

10/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, have distanced themselves aggressively from the approach taken by the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to the city’s worst performing schools, which rested primarily on closing them and replacing them with new, generally smaller ones.

10/13/2014

Most of the American public education establishment tends to despise charter schools, vouchers, education tax credits, and a wide variety of education programs that create more education alternatives with public dollars. They are so upset that they have declared war. 

10/13/2014

We should consider the ways in which edtech can help the next generation develop the capacity to use cognitive and academic skills to create a better world–how edtech can be a tool that enables better teaching of critical thinking, uncertainty, creativit and empathy.

10/13/2014

A divided state school board has picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial figure criticized by many of his employees but beloved by school reformers.

10/13/2014

Eight schools run by Universal Companies now have a full-scale health center, a hybrid between a school nurse and a doctor's office. The centers are staffed with a full-time medical assistant and a part-time nurse practitioner who can give physical exams, administer immunizations, write prescriptions and treat acute illnesses with parental consent.

10/13/2014

The district settled a federal complaint saying that it failed to stop the harassment of black and Somali students at one of its high schools during the 2012-13 school year. The district is required to take action in 13 different areas and submit monitoring reports to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

10/13/2014

A new collaboration with Khan Academy will enhance teacher and student access to personalized instructional resources linked to student scores from Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Teachers can use RIT scores from MAP and MAP for Primary Grades to identify instructional resources in math via Khan Academy.

10/13/2014

Sunrise Hitek introduced its new line of of rugged slim tough cases for iPad Air and iPad 2/3/4. Scheduled for a November release, the case includes a dual-layer rugged design with a protective silicone skin over an inner hard case and a naked frame.

10/13/2014

A new update to Schoology’s iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments within the Schoology app. It also includes a new grading workflow.

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