K12 Headlines

2/12/2015

2/12/2015

A proposed bill would let high school students earn credit toward a diploma, while at the same time giving them an early start on earning an associate’s degree or certificate in certain fields.

2/12/2015

It may seem challenging to keep track of 30 kids investigating 30 different issues, but when inquiry-based teaching is done well, that chaotic swirl of ideas and needs is based on careful planning and teacher support.

2/12/2015

District charters in New Orleans are on track to cut expulsions by one third in the 2014-15 academic year, and officials say it's due to a new policy that lets administrators counsel students instead of kicking them out.

2/12/2015

The high-stakes nature of the test along with persistent questions about its utility at measuring college or career readiness have made it a political lightning rod for years. Yet it may turn out that the new Common Core standards are what finally kills off the exit exam for good.

2/12/2015

The Amherst Regional School District has to slice nearly $1 million from its fiscal 2016 budget, which will result in teacher and administrative cuts but would retain programming such as foreign languages.

2/12/2015

Residents want more accountability from schools but aren't sure standardized tests are the way to achieve it, according to a new Monmouth University Poll. Among parents, only 58 percent had heard about PARCC, despite growing backlash against the tests in some communities.

2/12/2015

Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill requiring state leaders to set limits on how public schools can restrain or isolate students. It requires the state education board to adopt regulations that follow federal guidelines.

2/12/2015

The two companies have partnered to distribute Cantata Learning's product line through direct and wholesale channels. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release this year.

2/12/2015

Voters approved the construction of a new $48.8 million middle school in Cloquet, but voted down building a new auditorium along with it.

2/12/2015

Gryphon House Inc. has released Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum to help educators turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula.

2/12/2015

Baltimore's growing property tax base and revitalization ought to be cause for celebration, not hardship for the city's children. With lower property taxes and the subsequent effect on the state education funding for the city, the loss of funds could mean 393 fewer teachers.

2/12/2015

More than 11,000 students were added to the enrollment of charter schools in Georgia in the last school year, according to National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. An additional 348,000 attended charter schools nationally during the 2014-15 school year, compared to an increase of 288,000 students in the prior year.

2/12/2015

The House passed a bill to change the way attendance is counted for the state's public school funding formula. MAEP funding will be based on enrollment, not average daily attendance. However, if a school's average daily attendance drops below 95 percent, it would have to use daily attendance instead of enrollment.

2/12/2015

Only 45 percent of low-income children who eat lunch at school in Pennsylvania also eat a school breakfast, according to a report released by a national food research group. Pennsylvania's score was several percentage points below the national average.

2/12/2015

The Iowa school district is utilizing GuideK12’s SchoolSearch to provide an efficient way to share assigned school details and other information from the Iowa City Schools homepage with the parents in the community.

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