K12 Headlines

11/14/2013

11/14/2013

The Atlanta-area school district purchased its first round of the portable Wi-Fi hotspots, which enable children to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet after they leave campus.

11/14/2013

It's encouraging that a national poll found that 76 percent of parents strongly or somewhat favor using public funds so all 4-year-olds in America can attend preschool.

11/14/2013

One final steel beam was lifted by crane Tuesday morning and placed on top of what will soon be the new Greenfield High School — a sign, to the people standing on the ground below, that the project continues to go as planned.

11/14/2013

Crystal Lake is just the latest example of municipal and academic leaders butting heads over school construction projects.

11/14/2013

The push is spearheaded by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national organization seeking legislative support to add $75 billion over 10 years in federal funding for preschool education.

11/14/2013

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report cards Oct. 31, which show various types of information about Illinois public schools, ranging from test scores to spending per-student to demographics.

11/14/2013

Parents, teachers and administrators packed the auditorium at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket Tuesday to vent, saying the state's effort to raise standards has been dropped on their children too abruptly.

11/14/2013

Using data from colleges nationwide, the report found that 57 percent of the Arizona students who graduated from high school in 2005-06 went on to college, but only 19 percent graduated from a four-year institution within six years.

11/14/2013

Students who are failing in traditional schools turn to alternative schools to help them catch up on credits to graduate. If that’s not possible, the schools help students earn a general education diploma (GED), or an adult education diploma, or move on to a trade school or even to college.

11/14/2013

Technology provides students and teachers with the opportunity to access rich sources of academic content through both online and traditional classroom opportunities.

11/13/2013

11/13/2013

Three education professors, Simon Hooper from Penn State, and Charles Miller and Susan Rose from the University of Minnesota, are developing a web-based learning analytics system designed to help improve assessment, feedback, and progress-monitoring of literacy education for students in grades one through eight.

11/13/2013

In mathematics education we suffer from the widespread, distinctly American idea that only some people can be “math people.” The Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.

11/13/2013

NCTM President Linda Gojak will observe and share in teaching a math lesson, as well as engage with students and discuss with them the many uses of math in their daily lives.

11/13/2013

The International Reading Association (IRA) announced that it has become a partner of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) and will work with the Alliance to help reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate and ensure that America’s children and youth have the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.

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