K12 Headlines

8/4/2014

8/4/2014

The Obama administration announced Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina had received a one-year waiver extension from portions of the No Child Left Behind law. Each of the states "implemented education reforms that go far beyond" the requirements, the Department of Education said.

8/4/2014

Over the next two years, new technology will arrive in 36 Duval County schools in the form of faster internet service, laptops for teachers and students, and interactive white boards. The district is paying for the technology and the teachers, but is getting a lot of help from local donors.

8/4/2014

The average student count per day could grow by more than 10,000 during the next two years. That could mean approximately $200 million in new spending on per-student funding just to hold even in providing services.

8/4/2014

One writer says learning about religion--rather than actually practicing faith--is quite vital for understanding the world’s history. Another study found that religious children are more likely to believe fictional tales and have a tougher time separating fantasy from reality--but that’s not all that bad.

8/4/2014

TNT School Supplies has added new lines of school supplies, including pencils, writing utensils with assorted positive behavior statements and building block erasers.

8/4/2014

Trapp Connect debuted a new fast, Internet service for schools. With the revision of e-rate priority 1 funding for wireless networks, Trapp Connect is able to provide super-fast internet plus a 100 percent network uptime guarantee to Arizona school districts.

8/4/2014

HITN-TV is launching a series of instructional animations in both English and Spanish produced by WonderGrove Studios. The animations are designed to help children prepare for the daily challenges of life while developing a strong vocabulary in both languages.

8/4/2014

American children have colorful lives while their Chinese peers are locked up in studies. Surprisingly, many of my American friends are not as optimistic about the American system. In fact, they've told me it's the U.S. education system that's problematic and perhaps should learn from the Chinese system.

8/4/2014

If Gov. Rick Snyder declares a financial emergency, Benton Harbor schools can choose between an emergency manager, consent agreement, mediation or bankruptcy, state officials have said.

8/4/2014

The fight to establish charter schools in Nebraska isn't over, despite the loss of a key advocate in the Nebraska Legislature and opponents' vow to keep the publicly funded, independently run schools out of the state.

8/4/2014

The changes date to at least 2002, when data-center employees were ordered to “break the enrollment” of absentee and low-performing students so that their standardized test scores and attendance records wouldn’t count against Columbus City Schools, a state investigation found.

8/1/2014

8/1/2014

New York City has no control over charter schools even though they are given $13,000 per student by the district, according to the city's Education Committee.Stressing a lack of oversight and accountability, an investigation into harsh discipline, rigged admissions and other allegations needs to be completed, reads a letter the committee will send to the state.

8/1/2014

How do we reverse the most negative trends facing young people today? One way is by recognizing the importance of out-of-school time. The out-of-school environment -- after school and summer -- plays an essential, yet often overlooked role in transforming kids’ lives and America’s future

8/1/2014

A pair of lawsuits in New York accuse the state's teacher tenure guidelines of giving low-income and minority kids a subpar education. Those challenging the state only have one goal in mind: ensuring that all of our public school children have good teachers.

8/1/2014

The Rapid City School Board is imposing its final contract offer to teachers after months of negotiations failed to produce an agreement. The contract includes a 3 percent salary increase, a 2 percent one-time bonus and a 9.4 percent increase in teachers’ health insurance premiums.

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