K12 Headlines

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

Astronaut gear made by high school students in a NASA program will be sent up to the International Space Station in June. It will be the first student project to be sent to the station during the program’s 10 years of operation.

11/20/2013

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has rounded up 10 high-impact professional learning resources for this year's holiday guide.

11/20/2013

Dr. Collier says children who struggle in school may have a learning difficulty that is due to a vision problem that goes undetected by standard vision tests. A developmental visual issue may be causing them to underperform or work harder with minimal results.

11/20/2013

One Grand Prize winner will receive one Hitachi CP-X8170 projector (ARV $9,895) and one First Prize winner will receive a Hitachi CP-X8150 projector (ARV $6,495). After receiving their prizes, the winners will also be profiled on the Hitachi website, detailing how each winner is using their projector.

11/20/2013

The bill would fund preschool for 4-year old children from families earning below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and encourage states to spend their own funds to support preschool for young children with family incomes above that income level.

11/20/2013

Easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion enables students to move through projects such as research papers efficiently, generating better research outcomes and reducing frustration.

11/20/2013

Ocean Charter, a Westside school based on the Waldorf educational philosophy, which bans plastic toys, is part of the much-debated $1-billion effort to provide an iPad to every student and teacher in the Los Angeles USD.

11/19/2013

11/19/2013

By effectively subsidizing half of the U.S. Department of Education's total operations -- spending that encompasses programs ranging from early childhood learning to aid for colleges -- the profits have reduced the agency’s total cost to U.S. taxpayers to the smallest amount since 2001.

11/19/2013

The jury awarded $362,653 in compensatory damages to former Catholic school physical education teacher John Fischler after finding the families spread false statements that he inappropriately touched kids.

11/19/2013

One week after a decision to suspend Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy, a steady stream of parents, politicians and residents stood in front of the school board to demand his reinstatement.

11/19/2013

The Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) have announced the launch of Open Doors: Unlock Your Future, a new online destination providing high school students, educators and families with high-quality tools and resources to help students prepare for their future through in-depth career exploration.

11/19/2013

A dozen other classrooms in the Kansas City area are among 60 nationwide developing and trying out a curriculum to get more high school students learning the many languages of computer coding.

11/19/2013

A majority of New Yorkers believed there is too much testing in schools, but voters were closely divided on the new controversial Common Core curriculum, a poll Monday found.

11/19/2013

According to data gathered by the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education, no Wyoming students were paddled in 2006, the last time statewide data was released. Nationally, there were 223,190 students disciplined that way that year.

11/19/2013

Federal lawyers say that after 25 years of working together, Louisiana has largely stopped cooperating with the federal government on efforts to ensure racial equality in schools.

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