K12 Headlines

3/4/2014

3/4/2014

Paul Ash, who has served as superintendent for nearly nine years, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015 to take a new position at a large national educational consulting company.

3/4/2014

Gas costs, budget cuts and jam-packed school days loaded with tests have all cut back on field trips that used to dot educational calendars. But if schools find a willing partner, they could easily replicate the idea behind the "school with no walls."

3/4/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission voted to reject a Lewiston-Auburn school that would be affiliated with an imam tied to political upheaval in Turkey, but did approve the state’s first Web-based charter school.

3/4/2014

At its core, the Keystone Exams and the underlying Common Core curriculum are not just about public school students' academic achievement. The forces behind the push are as much economic as they are educational.

3/4/2014

Under the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Albuquerque’s charter school movement should feel complimented that the state’s largest school district is considering creating magnet middle schools that mirror some of its success stories.

3/3/2014

3/3/2014

Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.

3/3/2014

New figures from the Auditor General’s Office show less than 54 cents out of every education dollar went into actual classroom spending — 7.4 percentage points below the national average.

3/3/2014

Four buyers would scoop up the properties, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target it must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

3/3/2014

To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.

3/3/2014

Regardless of one's opinion about gambling, the fact remains that poor families make up a disproportionate number of lottery players while most honor roll students come from middle income families and up.

3/3/2014

The big problem with education has been the long decline not in the caliber of teachers but the caliber of students.

3/3/2014

A voucher system would empower black parents to remove their children from high-cost and low-quality public schools and enroll them in lower-cost and higher-quality nonpublic schools.

3/3/2014

Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation.

3/3/2014

After falling out of favor with Gov. Mike Pence, the national Common Core educational standards that had been adopted during the tenure of former Gov. Mitch Daniels have now been rejected by the State Legislature.

3/3/2014

North Carolina’s grants were open to exploitation by almost anyone claiming to run a school, with virtually no oversight.

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