K12 Headlines

2/20/2014

2/20/2014

Using a program called “Mind in the Making,” children will be taught the “seven life skills every child needs to be successful.” Those skills include focus and self-control, critical thinking, taking on challenges and communicating.

2/20/2014

The state’s DoE has certified three schools in five locations as world language immersion schools, including two Baton Rouge schools, Westdale Middle School and the Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet.

2/20/2014

The Missouri Board of Education voted to take financial control of the unaccredited Normandy district, which is buckling under the financial weight of state’s school transfer law.

2/20/2014

Union County schools are one of two North Carolina districts being accused of discriminating against young immigrants, under a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.

2/20/2014

CaseNEX, LLC announced that the Colorado Board of Education voted to include PALS and PALS espanol's inclusion on the Reading to Ensure Academic Development.

2/20/2014

The report captures data about the 2.4 million students whose learning disabilities have been formally identified and provides a lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15% with unidentified, unaddressed issues.

2/20/2014

So now into this debate comes Rochelle Riley, the columnist for the Detroit Free Press. She has made the radical suggestion that residential public schools – boarding schools, in other words – might be worth a try in Detroit.

2/20/2014

A majority of parents at an underperforming school in California can use the law to replace administration and faculty, review curriculum for changes, or transform the campus into a charter school.

2/19/2014

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

2/19/2014

Amid extensive coverage of the very real challenges facing our public schools, we shouldn't lose sight of what's actually working.

2/19/2014

Alaska's House Education Committee is looking into funding aspects of an education bill by Gov. Sean Parnell that would allow vocational credits to be counted as high school credits for participating students. Under the bill, the 10 vocational schools involved must have an agreement in place with high schools that send students into their program or face a 20 percent reduction in state funding.

2/19/2014

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit. It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million more U.S. jobs in the tech sector than computer science graduates to fill them. And it's estimated that only about 10 percent of K12 schools teach computer science.

2/19/2014

New tech high schools are booming in Northeast Indiana. The area is known for its defense and manufacturing industries. To retain those sectors, these schools have found a way to keep young talent by teaching skills that will create opportunities and career advancement within the community.

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