K12 Headlines

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.

12/9/2013

School districts in Pennsylvania have been told to remove unconstitutional speech limits after a federal appeals court struck down one district’s policy.

12/9/2013

Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.

12/6/2013

12/6/2013

With no printing, coating, or adhesives on the surface, the monitor provides an uncomplicated look made to complement any of today's classrooms, medical labs, graphic design and architectural studios, corporate environments, or home office settings.

12/6/2013

The SNF-7010’s optics also dewarp images in panoramic, quad and focus plus global viewing modes with electronic PTZ operation to provide comprehensive wide area and close-up viewing capabilities with minimal distortion.

12/6/2013

In a departure from his well-known satirical and dramatic style, Vonnegut delves into the commonplace nativity story, but through an unexpected perspective.

12/6/2013

Walk the halls of Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, and the school doesn't appear out of the ordinary. You'd find the typical smells and the sprawling nondescript interior, as well as the persistent challenges confronting many American public high schools serving mostly low-income students. Yet, there's a stark difference in the way instruction is delivered.

12/6/2013

Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement following the release of the Program for International Student Assessment by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

12/6/2013

Lakewood Middle School, in Woodland, Mich., received eight grants in November from the Lakewood Educational Foundation to support a variety of classroom and schoolwide activities. The Lakewood Educational Foundation is an organization that helps to support educational endeavors within Lakewood Public Schools.

12/6/2013

Retired San Diego State education professor Alberto Ochoa spent decades in academia but never forgot his own brush with public education as a Mexican immigrant student in Los Angeles. Now, he’s one of the advisers to San Diego’s new schools superintendent and continuing to speak out about the need for change.

12/6/2013

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and his wife created a scholarship for promising students from low-income backgrounds in his native Philadelphia, but the schools he saw while scouting for a movie location convinced him that handing out individual scholarships would do little to battle the systemic problems in education. So he traveled to schools and collected as much data on the subject as he could and came up with five keys to improving education and closing the gap in the U.S.

12/6/2013

The influential Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released its triennial study of global education systems, and once again, the U.S. earns bad grades. According to the study, American 15 year-olds tested were average in reading and science skills, and below-average in math.

12/6/2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, during a visit to Las Vegas, urged Nevada to invest more in education. In town to speak at two national conferences, Duncan visited a local elementary school and high school. He also participated in a panel discussion and town hall about the state of education in the United States.

12/6/2013

A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices and multiculturalism. According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.

12/6/2013

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey are seeking a court order to quash a subpoena issued by the Montclair Board of Education as part of its investigation into the public disclosure of student tests. Representing an anonymous client who uses the name “Assessmentgate,” the ACLU was scheduled to appear yesterday in Essex County Superior Court.

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