K12 Headlines

2/21/2014

2/21/2014

The organization announced the new ASCD Professional Learning Services, enabling districts to receive greater customized professional development, available in on-site or blended solutions.

2/21/2014

Most school districts are complying with new state laws aimed at battling bullying, but fewer than half of charter schools have adopted new cyberbullying rules.

2/21/2014

After the St. Mary Parish School System students using the Fast ForWord program achieved gains on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests, the district began extending its use to all schools.

2/21/2014

The Connecticut capitol’s schools and libraries formed a partnership aimed at allowing students to take fuller advantage of library resources through programs tailored to the families served by each school.

2/21/2014

On the surface, the New York mayor’s professed concerns about what might be called the social justice dimensions of charter schools and the condition of some of the city’s most celebrated parks – including Central Park – might appear unrelated.

2/21/2014

In Texas, the South San Antonio ISD trustees voted to name its interim superintendent, Abelardo “Abe” Saavedra, as the lone finalist to lead the district.

2/20/2014

2/20/2014

The developer is awarding the first of a year-long $250,000 grant program to Monroe Public Schools. Each month of 2014, Video Insight will award a school or college the equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

2/20/2014

The California district will convert an existing building into a new 15,500-square foot tech center by gutting the inside while maintaining the 1920s exterior.

2/20/2014

In NJ, the Schools Development Authority approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new 340,000 square foot high school.

2/20/2014

We weren't big on scolding kids or hounding parents about absences or misbehavior. Instead, we pursued a number of measures to make school a desirable place for students to be.

2/20/2014

The district will have its new plan for closing, consolidating, adding or building new schools - as well as a plan to pay for it - available for public review by March 11.

2/20/2014

The Ohio House passed a bill waiving up to four extra calamity days for students, but requiring teachers to do professional development work on two of those days. The bill will be considered next by the Ohio Senate.

2/20/2014

The state Senate passed a bill moving up the date when all schools receiving public funds must use the same accountability system to report test scores and other information.

2/20/2014

Senate File 109 would allow districts to decide whether they want teachers to be armed. If they do, the districts would create policies for training and other rules.

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.

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