K12 Headlines

12/11/2013

12/11/2013

A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.

12/11/2013

Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.

12/11/2013

Starting next fall, Toledo Public Schools will add two grades to one of its successful magnet high schools. The Toledo Technology Academy, which scores in the top academic tier of Ohio schools, will add grades seven and eight, which could push the school’s enrollment from about 200 to more than 300 students.

12/11/2013

Over the past two years, a blended learning program has substantially improved AP test scores and provided dual enrollment opportunities for students at Red Clay CSD in New Castle, Del.

12/10/2013

12/10/2013

Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent for five years, has been credited with turning around failing schools in the country's fourth largest district and narrowing the achievement gap.

12/10/2013

A former candidate for Lincoln Public Schools superintendent, a Massachusetts education advocate and two Nebraskans are vying to replace former Nebraska Commissioner of Education Roger Breed, who had held the post since 2009 and retired July 1.

12/10/2013

Anthony Amato was the last permanent superintendent of New Orleans' public schools before the state intervened in 2005, and also ran districts in in Hartford, Conn., Kansas City, Mo., and Stockton, Calif.

12/10/2013

In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual Top 100 Award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

12/10/2013

After just 90 days of use, students have logged more than 7,700 hours on the system, and administrators report that significant progress is being measured.

12/10/2013

This comprehensive solution allows struggling readers and writers, students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and English Language Learners to access the supports they need within the Google environment.

12/10/2013

Push for removal comes following a story in Sunday’s Kansas City Star detailing Nicatro’s efforts to pursue alternatives to education administration in failing districts, and her engagement of a consulting firm to examine those alternatives.

12/10/2013

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is one of numerous organizations that team up with schools to provide in-class lessons with musicians, artists or theater professionals, free admission to local shows, and museum tours.

12/10/2013

We learned the latest PISA results last week, and American students performed the same on the well-regarded international exam as they have for the past 10 years -- completely stagnant, smack dab in the middle of the spectrum.

12/10/2013

Superintendent Terry Grier says district's new policy will correct "a longstanding wrong" by banning mascots and nicknames that use race or ethnicity.

12/10/2013

Facing federal scrutiny, Minneapolis schools are considering revisions to a discipline policy that is intended to keep order in classrooms but has imposed heavier ­penalties on black and American Indian ­students.

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