K12 Headlines

10/14/2013

10/14/2013

One of the reasons the reorganization of the Buffalo Public Schools administration ended up costing taxpayers $1.6 million instead of saving $2 million is that many longtime administrators were protected.

10/14/2013

A study of New Jersey school district finances before and after the recession found that Camden's schools were financially hit the hardest by the market collapse.

10/14/2013

Some students may not be adequately prepared for the rigorous classes and high achievers may be shut out. But supporters see equal access as an educational right.

10/14/2013

A two-month investigation found privately owned and run schools for disabled students operate in a twilight zone of the state education system, under a unique set of rules that allows them to spend taxpayer money in ways few would tolerate of public schools.

10/14/2013

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program could soon be a casualty of the partial government shutdown, leaving millions of children without an important source of nutrition, a group representing school nutrition workers warned Congress on Friday.

10/14/2013

With the consumer market for mobile devices hurtling toward saturation, tech companies are falling back on the old adage: Get ‘em while they’re young. And if you’re looking for young people, there’s no better place to find them than in schools.

10/14/2013

The drumbeat for teaching personal finance in schools has been heard. Doing something about it is proving more difficult.

10/14/2013

There's a sense that Oakland, Calif. schools may be shifting toward a more collaborative, potentially more effective approach to improving education.

10/11/2013

10/11/2013

This latest grant from Hyundai’s ST Math Initiative will support a unique, research-based blended learning math program at four schools in the Spring Independent School District. Hyundai executives and Spring ISD representatives were on hand for a celebratory assembly and ribbon cutting ceremony, where students also demonstrated their new math program.

10/11/2013

One of the ways the school has found to boost student achievement is the use of BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software.Results from the school’s pilot implementation during the 2012-2013 school year showed a significant impact on the reading achievement levels of the school’s 2 and 3 Grade students who used BrainWare SAFARI for fourteen weeks.

10/11/2013

In addition to multi-browser compatibility, this new release provides many other innovative features and engineering enhancements. The user interface has been completely redesigned and includes larger buttons, user-friendly icons and simplified alarm management.

10/11/2013

The Socorro Independent School District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their 45 school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, gang-related issues and other sensitive topics through private messages sent on their mobile and computer Internet-enabled devices.

10/11/2013

Los Angeles school board President Richard Vladovic apologized Wednesday for abrasive behavior over his career, but again denied accusations released this week of sexual harassment, verbal harassment, and retaliation against two unidentified employees.

10/11/2013

Portland Public Schools has 10 campuses that rank in the top 10 percent of Oregon schools and three in the bottom 5 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.

10/11/2013

Three Gladstone schools showed little improvement in their 2013 state report cards, released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The state uses a Level 1-5 rating system to identify the best and worst schools in the state, with 5 being the highest. Three schools earned Level 3 ratings this year, mirroring last year's report card. That rating reflects below-average performance compared with schools statewide.

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