K12 Headlines

11/26/2013

11/26/2013

The public school system of the United States, the richest country in the world, still struggles to educate our citizens about science and to make that education relevant and present in their daily lives.

11/26/2013

Literacy advocates say there’s a burgeoning market of groups that claim to be private accredited schools peddling useless high school diplomas.

11/26/2013

Last month, Durham County school board members terminated the district-issued credit card for Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats following thousands of dollars in questionable purchases.

11/26/2013

According to a policy brief released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, funding systems for special education are outmoded and need to be fixed before the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act is updated.

11/25/2013

11/25/2013

he company’s new Collaborate to the Core! guide and MimioStudio classroom software Collaborate Lesson Sample Pack provide collaborative learning activities for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

11/25/2013

A joint project from Kudlian and Aardman, the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, Animate It is an intuitive software package that enables students of all ages to create their own professional, stop-motion animated movie.

11/25/2013

Over the past year, THINK Nation students have donated nearly 2.5 million points, the equivalent of $50,000.00, to featured charities. In fact, following recent natural disasters, many students chose to forego classroom prizes, instead donating their points to the American Red Cross relief funds.

11/25/2013

The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties.

11/25/2013

A few years ago, Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School was one of Philadelphia's and the state's most troubled, violent and academically underachieving high schools. Today, Gratz is on the rebound.

11/25/2013

Education departments around the country are rolling back graduation requirements in a bid to aid students who aren't headed to university. But they risk marginalizing minorities.

11/25/2013

This was supposed to be the year of the iPad’s crowning triumph in education—its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven’t quite turned out as planned.

11/25/2013

Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.

11/25/2013

For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes.

11/25/2013

Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.

11/25/2013

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has raised the ire of state teachers unions and some lawmakers after emails show she helped craft language in an anti-teacher-tenure ballot initiative.

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