K12 Headlines

2/3/2014

2/3/2014

Democrats from Philadelphia's state Senate delegation have unveiled a plan to provide $300 million more for education across the state. Senators say increased aid would not require any broad-based tax increases.

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A popular gifted program will get the axe after Ditmas Park school officials chose diversity over exclusivity. Citing a lack of diversity, PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald informed parents in a letter that the Students of Academic Rigor and two other in-house programs would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners.

1/31/2014

With a broad array of disparate technologies and services available to educators, Promethean is committed to “Bringing it ALL Together” by offering a one-of-a-kind portfolio of integrated classroom technology solutions that power the learning process and motivate students to learn.

1/31/2014

The program was made possible through funding by a 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.

1/31/2014

The company will also work with leading educators around the world to extend creativity and collaboration by bridging the gap between digital and physical learning materials.

1/31/2014

Edgenuity’s grade 6-8 mathematics courses were built specifically to address the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

1/31/2014

Many politicians say they want to make a difference, but in my view there are only two places where one can truly make a difference, in the home or in the classroom. When a home fails a child there is only one place left, the classroom. Right now some people feel that the classroom is endangered.

1/31/2014

A handful of California coding bootcamps are fighting for survival after receiving a stern warning from regulators. Unless they comply, these organizations face imminent closure and a hefty $50,000 fine. A BPPE spokesperson said these organizations have two weeks to start coming into compliance.

1/31/2014

Kevin Myers has been named the new superintendent of Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 in Illinois. Myers said he was drawn to Mundelein after seeing how involved the community and administration officials were in the selection of the new schools chief.

1/31/2014

Departing from traditional hostility between school districts and charter operators, the Franklin-McKinley School District in San Jose, Calif., will partner with charter schools to share campuses and training with the goal of vastly improve education for poor and English-learning children. The partnership was named 1 of 5 in the United States awarded a $100,000 start-up grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

1/31/2014

Lawmakers are expected to increase the base education tax rate by 7 cents, from 94 cents to $1.01 for every $100 of assessed property value. While the total number of pupils in Vermont continues to decline, statewide education spending is projected to increase by 3.8 percent, or about $46.5 million, in the 2015 fiscal year.

1/31/2014

During a speech to 1,000 public-school principals, N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio took a string of swipes at his predecessor’s education policies while vowing to deliver on his promise for significant change to the school system. The mayor depicted the Bloomberg administration as one that imposed a corporate model on public schools, didn’t listen to parents or educators and that made many educational blunders.

1/31/2014

Massachusetts schools are under ever-increasing mandates and scrutiny, imposed upon them by both state and federal governments. In recent years, the day-to-day work of teachers and administrators has become thickly infused with strict guidelines that, in theory, are supposed to bring a uniform quality to public education. Educators spend enormous amounts of time demonstrating that they are meeting these standards.

1/31/2014

Once the Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania freezes every district employee's salary and freezes all spending, then—and only then—should the school board even discuss raising taxes.

1/31/2014

After the Katonah-Lewisboro School District decided to close its elementary school of the same name, Superintendent Paul Kreutzer resigned, effective immediately. Michael Jumper, the assistant superintendent for business, has been named acting school superintendent.

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