K12 Headlines

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

The good news is, there are many positive things happening in our public schools. Even so, we’ve all heard troubling reports of budget cuts, increasing classroom sizes, teaching to the test and reduced access to subjects like art, civics, career and technical education and second languages.

9/30/2013

With days to spare before a new state budget begins, the Republican-led state House approved a resolution that would lift a “pause” on new national math and reading standards that have become contentious since their adoption by the state education board three years ago.

9/30/2013

Thanks to an effort to expand the school day, students at a number of schools have seen their daily schedules stretch to eight hours, with extra time built in for academics along with enrichment activities such as kickboxing and dancing.

9/30/2013

Florida’s new ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday, tagging violators with a $30 first-offense fine. And while texting while behind the wheel has become ubiquitious, some of the worst offenders tend to be new drivers, which is where the educational efforts about the new law are being concentrated.

9/30/2013

The slim, black 9-millimeter handguns that the school superintendent David Hopkins selected for his teachers here weigh about a pound and slip easily into a pocket. Sixteen people, including the janitor and a kindergarten teacher, wear them to school every day.

9/30/2013

Golden is Oregon's second chief education officer, charged with remaking education from preschool through grad school to dramatically increase how many Oregonians become well-educated. She follows Rudy Crew, who spent only a year in the post and became better known for frequent travel than leaving a lasting impact.

9/30/2013

With the state mired in a child obesity epidemic – and kids not only heavy, but also weak – the message was simple: Find a way to get kids moving more.

9/30/2013

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

Scituate School Superintendent John McCarthy received positive feedback and was given high performance scores by the Scituate School Committee during his evaluation process at the meeting on Monday.

9/27/2013

The remote fob can be conveniently worn around the neck or on the wrist so that it is immediately accessible by teachers and staff. Like many other lockdown solutions from Ingersoll Rand, the Schlage CO-220 Standalone classroom security lock provides visual lockdown indication from inside the classroom. When the remote fob is pressed a red flashing light on the inside of the CO-220 lock indicates the lock is secure.

9/27/2013

Developed for easy integration into whole home theater control systems, the Matrix6 switcher displays two 4K sources simultaneously on two TVs or projectors, removing the need for additional investment in source equipment.

9/27/2013

The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that focuses on student achievement gaps, has released a new report, “The State of Education for Native Students,” and the state is not good.

9/27/2013

State schools superintendent Tommy Bice said he will be recommending that the Alabama State Department of Education take “an active role” in Montgomery Public Schools, an action Bice said goes beyond a monitor that the Montgomery school board requested on Tuesday.

9/27/2013

A North Carolina school board lifted on Wednesday its ban of Ralph Ellison's classic novel "Invisible Man" from school libraries after being ridiculed by residents and undercut by a giveaway of the book at a local bookstore.

9/27/2013

The statewide survey on shelters in Oklahoma schools uncovered that more than 500,000 students and educators do not have a safe place to go at school during severe weather.

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