K12 Headlines

6/24/2014

6/24/2014

Forty-four Mississippi schools districts — the largest number in the Southeast — remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight. Legal battles over school desegregation have persisted since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

6/24/2014

State District Judge John Dietz will continue to preside over the long-running case that is challenging the way Texas finances its public schools, a visiting judge ruled. The state's attorney general pushed to remove Dietz from the case, arguing that recently revealed emails show the judge was biased in favor of plaintiffs lawyers.

6/23/2014

6/23/2014

Pearson is integrating its GradPoint and PowerSchool applications, allowing customers to synch course and student data on a regular basis. PowerSchool is a web-based student information system while GradPoint is a collection of more than 200 standards-based online courses for students in grades six through 12.

6/23/2014

A new federal program could allow some Kansas schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, at no cost to their families.

6/23/2014

ETS's Research & Development Division has launched a new website designed to inform science educators and researchers of ETS's work developing science assessments for the primary and secondary school levels. The site is a result of the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) initiative.

6/23/2014

State control — and the subsequent lack of local input and accountability — has ushered in policies such as school closings, school turnarounds and charter school expansion in neighborhoods that mostly serve African-American and Latino students. 

6/23/2014

Monkimun, a game studio that designs language educational games for children, has released Monki Chinese Class, the first free application in its new line of Monki Class products. Monki Chinese Class, available in the Apple App Store, is an app that teaches third-graders and older how to write basic Mandarin Chinese.

6/23/2014

Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among the nation’s weakest, and the state demands little accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent and how well children are educated.

6/23/2014

A record 16,223 students in Indiana schools were homeless in 2012-13 — that's up 121 percent since 2006-07, according to the latest data from the Indiana Department of Education.

6/23/2014

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer, but some schools in the area are still in session, making up snow days they took during this past brutal winter.

6/23/2014

Although Mississippi became one of the first states to make civil rights education mandatory in schools, starting in 2011, the state offers no specific training in it for teachers and doesn't track how much or how little civil rights education is being taught.

6/23/2014

At the last possible moment, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday came up with the money that a struggling School District had been pleading for.

6/23/2014

Five Franklin County school districts, a STEM school, a charter school and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio were among the 37 schools and consortiums awarded nearly $150 million in the second round of education grants from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.

6/23/2014

School administrators throughout our state will be spending the summer trying to resolve how their schools will be designated as “failing,” following last April’s action by the U.S. Department of Education to make Washington the first state to lose its waiver for compliance to that legislation.

6/23/2014

The last two decades have been a raw and unregulated experiment on Michigan children with no accountability for academic performance or the spending of public money.

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