K12 Headlines

1/6/2014

1/6/2014

Math instruction is changing—and for the better, says Nancy Pfaff, a Lake Washington School District teacher who has won a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Instruction. Pfaff learned last week that she is one of two teachers in Washington state to receive a Presidential Award this year, one of the highest honors for U.S. math and science teachers.

1/6/2014

With books increasingly moving to digital formats, Follett has been at the forefront of the transition with tools and solutions that help customers access and integrate the new forms of content within schools.

1/6/2014

Providing high-quality early childhood education to all American children from birth to age three has the potential to close the achievement gap between high- and low-income kids at ages three and five, according to new research by Greg J. Duncan and Aaron J. Sojourner.

12/23/2013

12/23/2013

TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.

12/23/2013

Even though many young people used to computers and cell phone correspondence no doubt wonder why they’d even need such handwriting ability, a good number of educators rightly believe good penmanship shouldn’t be erased from the old standards of reading, writing and arithmetic.

12/23/2013

The commitment includes hundreds of thousands of PSAs, significant digital promotion in both English and Spanish, as well as multiple joint promotion opportunities around the country over the next few years.

12/23/2013

In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

12/23/2013

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation.

12/23/2013

SchoolReach MultiCast makes multimodal parent messaging simple by giving users control over which types of messages should be sent and providing a simple interface and user experience.

12/23/2013

As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.

12/23/2013

Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.

12/23/2013

L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.

12/23/2013

While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.

12/23/2013

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

12/23/2013

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

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