K12 Headlines

9/10/2013

9/10/2013

Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.

9/10/2013

Former state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said he felt “vindicated” by a new report on a grade-changing flap in Indiana that led to his resignation in Florida.

9/10/2013

Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.

9/10/2013

A long era of corruption-fueled dysfunction in Mexico may slowly be drawing to a close. The Mexican legislature last week summoned a special kind of courage to defy one of the most powerful vestiges of old-style machine politics: the national teachers unions.

9/10/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students and resources.

9/10/2013

Will games fulfill their promise in education, or join a litany of other solutions that peter out as "reforms du jour?"

9/10/2013

Several national groups were recently approved to move into north Baton Rouge and start charter schools over the next few years, but the Louisiana Department of Education has yet to make a critical decision, picking which ones will land space in the seven schools the state operates there.

9/10/2013

Instead of cutting back on phys ed classes, Urban Dove Team Charter School in New York is using sports as a hook to draw in at-risk students.

9/10/2013

The Camden County Technical Schools board of education has appointed Patricia Fitzgerald, who has served as principal for the district’s Pennsauken campus since 2001, as its new superintendent.

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The organization founded by Abigail Berman and Matt Sorum, is on a mission to bring vibrant music and arts programs to the Los Angeles United School District, as a way to expand the horizons of children, and to counteract the deep budget cuts that have eliminated the music and arts curriculum from LA schools.

9/9/2013

To support states and school districts in their efforts to ensure all students graduate prepared for success in college and careers, Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network today launched an online, interactive guide to strategies for leveraging performance assessments to measure 21st Century higher-order skills such as critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.

9/9/2013

It is no secret today that U.S. public schools are slipping quickly behind other developed nations in every subject. This problem is not one of funding, it is a problem of politics in public education.

9/9/2013

Alaisa attributes the school’s success in large part to a culture that values people—students, teachers, and community members.

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The agency must take a holistic approach to this problem

9/9/2013

Lunch is in the classroom instead of a cafeteria, and students rely on public transportation rather than school buses to get to Longleaf School of the Arts in downtown Raleigh. But you won’t hear students complain.

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