K12 Headlines

12/13/2013

12/13/2013

Here's an idea for improving the learning environment in a low-performing urban school: Stand the traditional classroom model on its head. That's the experiment under way in a suburban Detroit school.

12/13/2013

Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education members concluded its process of selecting a new superintendent during a special meeting Wednesday evening, during which a current Piqua City Schools administrator was extended a three-year contract effective Aug. 1.

12/13/2013

Kenneth Smith, superintendent of Millinocket Schools in Maine, will resign his position when his contract ends on June 30. “I believe I have done all I can to maintain a fine public school system and to move the system ahead,” Smith said in a letter to new school board Chairman Michael Jewers dated Dec. 4, in which he promised to work for an orderly transition to a new superintendent.

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12/12/2013

The $45,000 savings resulted from Virtual Procurement Services renegotiating the existing contracted rates for the purchase of 173 “Smart Boards” for Bridgeport Public Schools.

12/12/2013

The 47-school district looks forward to receiving time and cost savings with the Skyward Student Management Suite, as well as the ability to transfer student records easily between districts.

12/12/2013

Led by world-renowned experts and authors, the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show Pre-Conference Institutes offer a deep dive on topics of interest to educators now.

12/12/2013

These two trusted brands are launching this initiative with a virtual field trip to provide scientific expertise, weather curriculum and streaming content across multiple platforms.

12/12/2013

Many districts are urging the state to guarantee them all funding due this year, based on last year's count of lowincome students. Under the new rules, districts are receiving extra money for students who are low-income, learning English or in foster care.

12/12/2013

A saner interpretation of the PISA results came from researchers who have studied international rankings in great detail, and their message goes something like this: Calm down, everyone.

12/12/2013

Right now in Connecticut the Common Core Standards dictate how students should be taught in kindergarten through 12th grade. The methods of today are different from the methods used only a few years ago, so how do we know they will work better?

12/12/2013

Poverty is the most relevant factor in determining the outcome of a person's educational journey, and in Finland, the child poverty rate is about 5%. In the U.S., the rate is almost five times as high.

12/12/2013

Superior Court Judge John W. Pickard cited Connecticut case law that counsels caution before a court chooses to exercise its power to vacate the results of an election out of fear of disenfranchising those who voted and because each election is a snapshot in time that cannot be duplicated.

12/12/2013

The plan calls for construction of an academic wing that includes 11 classrooms, a green lab and an administration office; and a physical education wing totaling approximately 58,870 square feet at the middle school and high school, which are attached on Mill Ridge Road.

12/12/2013

A survey of the state's superintendents shows 6 out of 10 school leaders believe their schools are safer than they were a year ago in the wake of the shootings at a elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

12/12/2013

Supporting technical education and encouraging young people to consider careers in manufacturing are an important part of improving Wisconsin's economy, Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday during a bill-signing appearance in Eau Claire.

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