K12 Headlines

2/7/2014

2/7/2014

Ideological rivals Diane DeBacker and Dave Trabert found common ground recently with agreement during a Kansas legislative hearing that an educational testing gap between poor and wealthy students continues to widen in the state. Union of thought on a solution to that statistical predicament, however, wasn’t to be found during a joint appearance before House and Senate education committee members.

2/6/2014

2/6/2014

In another blow to the flagging fortunes of Rocketship charter schools, four Santa Clara County school districts have filed a lawsuit seeking to rescind the approval of 20 Rocketship schools and prevent the county school board from granting similar requests.

2/6/2014

Legislation that seeks to cancel most standardized testing in Maryland’s public schools this spring would leave teachers unsure about what to plan for -- and skipping the tests would cost the state tens of millions of federal dollars, the state's chief academic officer says.

2/6/2014

Charter schools in New Orleans have made measurable academic gains in the years since Hurricane Katrina. But many of the charter schools that have made these improvements rely on rigid discipline policies that can sometimes feel at odds with the city’s culture.

2/6/2014

Designed to bring top performance to commercial applications in education, retail, and corporate environments, the company's new projector family provides XGA and WXGA resolutions, up to 6,500 lumens of brightness, and flexible setup options for switchable color wheels and optional lenses.

2/6/2014

Getting into Chicago's most competitive public high schools is a gut-wrenching, high-stakes process. This year, some parents say the district has added an extra degree of anxiety by changing the assessment test students will be taking to determine their eligibility for highly competitive, selective-enrollment schools.

2/6/2014

The vision for the state's Professional Growth and Effectiveness System calls for evaluation through observation by peers and supervisors, students' performance, and evaluations by students themselves.

2/6/2014

As schools days grow longer, so do the academic burdens being imposed on students. But, at the same time, school systems are cutting back on the arts, physical education and even recess. Some researchers say that is counterproductive, depriving students of exercise that can help them learn.

2/6/2014

After working with 26 other states to create common standards for K-12 science education, South Dakota has decided against adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. State's education secretary says teachers should write a different set of standards for the state.

2/6/2014

To brace for the shortfall, the $4 billion school district is putting aside spare dollars and closely watching monthly collections. For instance, an item that saves $18 million by reducing spending and transferring costs is included on next week’s School Board agenda.

2/6/2014

Single-sex schools do not provide any social or educational benefits over coeducational programs within the public school system, according to a study. The findings dispel assertions from proponents of same-sex schools that boys and girls learn differently and must therefore be separated to reach their full potential.

2/6/2014

Portland Public Schools teachers have authorized the first strike in the history of Oregon's largest school system and set a walkout date: Feb. 20. Union president says she hopes parents will honor picket lines and not send their children to school if a strike occurs.

2/6/2014

The Breea Freedom HD tablet features an HD display and wireless broadcasting capabilities for displaying tablet content on a classroom projector via the Breea Freedom Receiver.

2/6/2014

According to data released in the 2014 Learning in America Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 52% of Americans listed active participation through hands-on training as the best learning method

2/6/2014

Two big Eastside school districts with swelling enrollments — Bellevue and Lake Washington — are seeking well over $1 billion between them on next week’s special ballot to build new schools.

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