K12 Headlines

7/28/2014

7/28/2014

Annedroids, Amazon's newest original children's series, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series that spotlights how STEAM can inspire children to do great things.

7/28/2014

North Carolina teachers struggling with low salaries and repeated pay freezes are being lured from the state with an appealing offer: For a substantial raise, come teach in Texas.

7/28/2014

GCA Education Services, a division of GCA Services Group, Inc., signed a five-year contract with Blackfoot School District #55 to provide custodial services for its 15 facilities, which encompass over 780,000 square feet of space.

7/28/2014

Discovery Communications plans to invest more than $1 million to produce and air a TV special and host town hall meetings, led by Discovery Education, to support the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The White House program seeks to improve the expected life outcomes of boys and men of color while simultaneously altering public perception of them through public-private partnerships.

7/28/2014
For decades, parents of special-education students nationwide have been able to seek private schooling at no extra cost at public expense when public schools fail to meet their needs.
7/28/2014
Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school districts throughout the state seek to show that they are providing students with required exercise.
7/28/2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
7/28/2014
During its regular meeting on Thursday evening, the board learned that mineral rights to the land on which school property sits are being released to the district.
7/28/2014
There was some complaining during Hattiesburg Public School District’s budget hearing earlier this month. It came when chief financial officer Terry Stennis was talking about the $18.6 million the district was getting from the state.
7/28/2014
Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked to make scholarships available to American-born, low-income students in Washington, D.C., and we’ve seen the transformation a college degree can make in the life not only of an individual, but of his or her entire family.
7/28/2014
The Georgia Lottery Corp. last week reported its largest single-year transfer to the state’s education fund, which supports financial aid for pre-kindergarten and higher education students.
7/28/2014

As a teacher, I am aware of the cuts our districts have experienced. So I was surprised when I received a newsletter from Rep. Eli Evankovich claiming that Gov. Tom Corbett has increased education funding. According to the bar graph in this newsletter, it seems the amount of funding has increased, but this newsletter continues to whitewash the truth.

7/28/2014

By the time the 113th Congress winds down, lawmakers will have passed precisely one (the Workforce Investment Act) of more than half a dozen pieces of education legislation overdue for reauthorization. Languishing on that list for the last few years has been the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which guarantees students with disabilities the right to an education and promises states some money with which to pay for that education.

7/25/2014

7/25/2014

In its report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked all 50 states in terms of educational achievement based on how many of the states' students are enrolled in preschool, how many students are proficient in reading and math, and the states' high school graduation rates. Nevada and New Mexico received the lowest rankings; Massachusetts and New Jersey held the top two spots.

7/25/2014

The public has no right to know the names of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers in connection with their job performance ratings, according to a court ruling.The panel accepted the district's contention that releasing the names would lead to resentment and jealousy among teachers, spur "unhealthy" comparisons among staff, and interfere with teacher recruitment.

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