K12 Headlines

1/12/2015

1/12/2015

Wealthy, mostly suburban schools have a beef with Indiana’s school funding formula: their superintendents say they are producing the state’s best test scores and graduation rates but getting the smallest amount of state aid.

1/12/2015

Wisconsin public schools deemed to be failing would have to become charter schools under a bill introduced Wednesday that was the first of the 2015 legislative session and placed on the fast track for passage.

1/12/2015

A new initiative in Finland reveals that physical activity should be an everyday classroom routine.

1/12/2015

A four-year-old controversy regarding the teaching of so-called “ethnic studies” in an Arizona school district is once again at the forefront, after Superintendent H.T. Sánchez of the Tucson Unified School District is authorizing the expansion of the courses – which involve mostly Mexican- and African-American studies.

1/12/2015

Some critics say Ms. Fariña’s plans for turning around failing schools aren’t bold enough to make a difference.

1/12/2015

The Indiana Department of Education announced a partnership with myON to make thousands of titles available to students taking part in Indiana’s Migrant Education Program.

1/12/2015

Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina has selected Raptor Technologies to install a new visitor management software in its 35 elementary, middle and high schools.

1/12/2015

Portable Affordable Lockdown System (PALS), a classroom security solution, can be applied in seconds, stopping an assailant from entering a classroom until law enforcement arrives.

1/12/2015

San Francisco's real estate boom has enveloped housing and commercial properties for years. But now at least one set of schools may be reeling from the effects of the soaring real estate prices in The City: charter schools.

1/12/2015

This week, school officials announced the system will be giving differential pay to substitutes who are licensed teachers and to teachers who have retired from the school system — which means a substitute could earn up to $164 per day with additional differential pay.

1/12/2015

Minneapolis Public School employees are using district credit cards for unauthorized purchases — including personal use — and have routinely failed to follow expense policies, a review of school expense records found.

1/12/2015

Self-control, curiosity, “grit” — these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes to students’ success in school. But critics worry that the increasing focus on qualities like grit will distract policy makers from problems with schools.

1/12/2015

Ohio is trying to give parents guidance through its Step Up To Quality preschool rating system, which rates childcare centers from one to five stars based on how well they try to educate children.

1/9/2015

1/9/2015

Discovery Education unveiled Math Techbook, a digital textbook designed to encourage inquiry-based learning. Math Techbook supports middle school math, high school math (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry), and Integrated Math (Math I, II and III) instruction.

1/9/2015

A new iPad app of Science4Us' kindergarten, first and second grade science curriculum is now available. The free app is available on the Apple iTunes store to students who are paid members of Science4Us.com. It can also be used on Chromebooks, computers and many mobile devices.

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