K12 Headlines

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

During the filming of a high school quiz show at the State House on Friday, a student was asked what he liked about finance.<--break->

10/4/2013

10/4/2013

Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.

10/4/2013

The major investment in after-school programs by Buffalo Public Schools, the Wallace Foundation, and Say Yes to Education is an exciting next step in Buffalo’s efforts to improve student outcomes. Research shows that high-quality after-school programs and coordinated support services improve learning and increase graduation rates.

10/4/2013

I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team—all 80 players—for what he calls a “lack of character.”

10/4/2013

With a fresh perspective on language arts, Collections places instructional focus on analysis, drawing inferences and conclusions, and producing evidence-based writing.

10/4/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, certainly used to criticism, was subjected to even more during the past week due to his controversial decision related to Common Core State Standards. He seeks to create nationwide standards for the country’s public education system through a common curriculum and testing procedures.

10/4/2013

This relationship combines expertise from each company to offer school districts across the country new tools for anticipating the evolving needs of their districts, such as adding or reducing buildings, planning for new developments, boundary changes, resource optimization and enrollment projections.

10/4/2013

A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.

10/4/2013

Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, has joined the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution as a non-resident senior fellow, where she will work to advance the center's key initiatives on global education, in particular, for girls in developing countries.

10/4/2013

A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

10/4/2013

The Winchester Board of Education superintendent told state education officials that the district’s financial situation has become so bad that schools might have to close in December if things don’t turn around.

10/4/2013

Leonard J. Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer and gadfly who successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools, died on Sept. 26 in Baltimore. He was 88.

10/4/2013

The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.

10/4/2013

As Head Start centers around the country close because of the federal government shutdown, Hillary Clinton is advancing herself as an advocate for the nation's littlest learners—an important, popular, and risk-free position.

10/4/2013

The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.

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