K12 Headlines

10/29/2013

10/29/2013

Despite a Wisconsin state law and court ruling, the Mukwonago Area School District and the wider community have held tight to the school nickname — Indians — and logo of an Indian in a full warbonnet headdress.

10/29/2013

Compared with girls, boys earn lower grades, win fewer honors and are less likely to go to college. Here are three modest proposals for reform.

10/29/2013

More than 1,000 paintings and other works of art worth millions is a curious asset for a nearly broke school system. Some have wanted the works sold to help a financial situation so dire many schools lack full-time counselors, nurses, and other essentials.

10/29/2013

School districts in Colorado have long had the discretion to include personal-finance topics in their curriculum, but many didn't or only gave them minimal attention.

10/29/2013

For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children.

10/28/2013

10/28/2013

The Board of Education in Danbury, Conn. has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding. The changes would reduce school bus travel time for students who would be sent to different schools.

10/28/2013

While cars today are safer than ever, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and according to the National Safety Council, the year a teenager gets their license will be one of the most dangerous of their life.

10/28/2013

Teachers who have gained expertise with Mimio’s collaborative technologies host the webinars. Two of the live 30-minute sessions will be presented on two different days to accommodate educators’ schedules.

10/28/2013

The Medeco K100 provides for Real-time cabinet door and latch locked status monitoring with integrated door position, latch locked, tamper and low battery signals.

10/28/2013

Columbus City Schools’ data-rigging scandal involved deliberate cheating and hurt students, and those responsible should face criminal charges, respondents say in a new poll. A challenge for those supporting a 9.01-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot: 53 percent of likely voters say it should not be backed until the investigation is complete.

10/28/2013

Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.

10/28/2013

One of the many complaints about Florida's move toward new school standards has centered on how much it will cost. But at a recent public hearing on the standards, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said cost shouldn't be a major factor.

10/28/2013

A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.

10/28/2013

The state's top education leader took the stage in Rochester on Friday to field questions from a crowd of elected leaders representing the school system's main constituents—students, teachers, and parents.

10/28/2013

Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of Massachusetts eighth-graders reached an advanced benchmark in mathematics on the 2011 tests while 24 percent reached an advanced level in science.

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