K12 Headlines

5/21/2014

5/21/2014

Frank K. Cote, director of vocational education in city schools since 2011, will leave in June to become superintendent of a vocational-technical high school in southeastern Massachusetts. He will lead the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical school district in Rochester.

5/21/2014

When an EF5 tornado swept through Moore, Okla., last year, the storm leveled two elementary schools: Briarwood and Plaza Towers. Now the Lions of Oklahoma are helping the schools rebuild. They recently replaced all of Lightspeed Technologies' Redcat classroom audio systems both schools had before the storm.

5/21/2014

New research from the University of Miami discovers high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of whether one graduates from college and how much money a person makes in adulthood. The investigators analyzed men and women separately as data shows that men earn more in the workplace even though women have significantly higher GPAs.

5/21/2014

As Jackson-Madison County school officials work to balance budget concerns against operating costs and education programs, not all the issues and expenses will be related to academics. Today’s public education environment also must address social, cultural, school safety and security issues that once were mostly left up to parents, guardians and other adults in a child’s life.

5/21/2014

June 22–24, 2014

Downers Grove, Ill.

5/21/2014

June 27–29, 2014

Dallas, Texas

5/21/2014

June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

5/21/2014

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

5/21/2014

Common sense says there’s a middle ground between keeping the races apart by law and pushing the races together by court order. Sixty years after Linda Brown finally got to walk to school, we’re still trying to accomplish the crucial task of preparing kids to succeed in a multiracial society.

5/21/2014

July 14–17, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.

5/21/2014

There is a cheating scandal at a Long Island school district, but it's not the students who are accused of cheating. In a state audit of Hempstead grades for the school year 2012-2013, grades were found to be changed 2,225 times, for nearly 1,300 students.

5/21/2014

The Brattleboro Union High School Board has appointed Michael Burnett as the new director of the Windham Regional Career Center. For the past year, Burnett has served as interim director, filling in for former director David Coughlin, who left during the 2012-2013 school year.

5/21/2014

The Obama administration is expanding its Turnaround Arts program, an initiative designed to bring arts programs to failing schools in an effort to boost student achievement. The program, which has been in pilot mode for the past two years in eight schools, will extend to 35 schools.

5/21/2014

We should expand school choice to improve our school systems. First, we need to be mindful of our children's different learning styles, abilities and interests. Second, school choice allows parents to choose the right school for their children, so students’ future successes aren't determined by the ZIP code where they grow up.

5/20/2014

5/20/2014

Robert "Dr. Bob" Grimesey of Orange County, Va., was named to replace current Superintendent Aaron Spence for North Carolina's Moore County School District.

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