News Update

Schools learn new lessons in emergency response

Federal guidelines issued after Newtown shootings recommend more active response known as “run, hide, fight”

Head start cuts 57,000 children due to sequester

More than 18,000 Head Start employees will be laid off or receive pay cuts, and 1.3 million days will be cut nationally

Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center

Most Americans unaware of the Common Core, poll says

Most Americans give the public schools in their community an A or B—the highest rating in poll’s history

North Carolina abolishes teacher tenure: What’s next?

Reformers and teachers’ advocates are clashing over a wide-ranging new voucher program and the elimination of tenure-based pay

State-of-the-art new high school opens in Palm Springs USD

Calendar of national conventions for K12 professionals in 2013-14

Range of organizations offering professional development opportunities

Teacher prep programs failing, report says

Teachers not being trained for rigorous Common Core standards, National Council on Teacher Quality finds

A list of professional organizations for K12 leaders

Organizations provide solutions, networking and professional development

Politics seep into school leaders role

Accountability standards, charter school funding sometimes causing controversy

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