K12 Headlines

2/3/2014

2/3/2014

Seattle will be home to the first charter school to open in Washington — a privately funded elementary school for homeless children that will become a publicly funded K-5 charter school next fall.

2/3/2014

New York City’s schools chancellor intends to shift $210 million away from charter schools to help pay for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of prekindergarten programs.

2/3/2014

Here's the stereotype: Teachers and those who represent them have tin ears when it comes to teacher quality and training. Teachers, you see, are mostly interested in funding candidates — for school boards on up — who will protect their outrageous perks and their inherent right to do their jobs badly without consequence.

2/3/2014

A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.

2/3/2014

One in 10 Mississippi public school students has a disability, yet despite federal laws guaranteeing them the same chance at academic success as their nondisabled peers, most never graduate. One quarter of special-needs students leave Mississippi public schools with a traditional diploma.

2/3/2014

We all probably sort of knew this already, but a new map seems to show quite clearly that it doesn't take much snow to close schools in the Southern U.S. — and that it takes a lot to close them in the Northern half of the nation.

2/3/2014

Financing for the new spending will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program. The proportion that goes to broadband service in schools and libraries will increase to $2 billion a year from $1 billion.

2/3/2014

If you want effectively to undermine the complicated, daily work of teachers and custodians and counselors and school traffic cops, you first need to destabilize people’s confidence in the solvency of the overall system. You basically need to create the educational equivalent of a run on the bank.

2/3/2014

Democrats from Philadelphia's state Senate delegation have unveiled a plan to provide $300 million more for education across the state. Senators say increased aid would not require any broad-based tax increases.

1/31/2014

1/31/2014

A popular gifted program will get the axe after Ditmas Park school officials chose diversity over exclusivity. Citing a lack of diversity, PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald informed parents in a letter that the Students of Academic Rigor and two other in-house programs would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners.

1/31/2014

With a broad array of disparate technologies and services available to educators, Promethean is committed to “Bringing it ALL Together” by offering a one-of-a-kind portfolio of integrated classroom technology solutions that power the learning process and motivate students to learn.

1/31/2014

The program was made possible through funding by a 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.

1/31/2014

The company will also work with leading educators around the world to extend creativity and collaboration by bridging the gap between digital and physical learning materials.

1/31/2014

Edgenuity’s grade 6-8 mathematics courses were built specifically to address the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

1/31/2014

Many politicians say they want to make a difference, but in my view there are only two places where one can truly make a difference, in the home or in the classroom. When a home fails a child there is only one place left, the classroom. Right now some people feel that the classroom is endangered.

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