K12 Headlines

3/24/2014

3/24/2014

Across Denver Public Schools, the idea of having an expanded school day has grown as an improvement for more than just turnaround and innovation programs who needed more time to help struggling students.

3/24/2014

Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools — and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades.

3/24/2014

The two Columbus principals who sued the school board, current and former superintendents and many others yesterday seek vindication, their jobs back and at least $400,000 each.

3/24/2014

New York state law requires charter schools -- publicly funded but privately run -- to improve student achievement, especially among those “at risk of academic failure.” Still, Success Academy, the nonprofit that is the city’s biggest charter chain, is opening schools in wealthier neighborhoods like Union Square, where the median household income was $103,198 in 2012, about twice the city median, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

3/24/2014

Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.

3/24/2014

A quarter of administrators identified flipped learning as having a significant impact on transforming teaching and learning while 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, according to new findings from Speak Up 2013.

3/24/2014

After closing nearly 50 schools last year, Chicago Public Schools officials are taking a measured approach on school actions this year, placing just three schools on track to have their staffs overhauled because of subpar performance.

3/24/2014

Seniority's role eased, but least-experienced teachers are still concentrated in the highest-poverty Minneapolis schools.

3/24/2014

Whether for infestations of insects or crime or simply for convenience, parents in the Rochester School District overwhelmingly send their children to schools other than the ones within walking distance.

3/24/2014

Thousands of school children, their teachers and other staff face serious health and safety hazards and poor learning conditions in buildings that may be more than a hundred years old.

3/24/2014

Half a decade under state oversight has done little to move the needle at Michigan's largest district. What's next?

3/24/2014

It's extremely tricky to prove scientifically whether or not single-sex schooling is effective.

3/21/2014

3/21/2014

The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.

3/21/2014

ASCD announced the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it combines on the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.

3/21/2014

Under a new proposed plan, Portland Public Schools is looking to add 150 teachers and about 30 other staff members next year. Superintendent Carole Smith said an improving economy and property tax revenue will allow the district to increase spending by about $20 million.

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