K12 Headlines

12/2/2013

12/2/2013

When fourth-grader Abby Ahrens boards the school bus in her Cincinnati suburb, she thrusts out a white card as she passes a small computer screen next to the bus doors. It beeps, and the monitor lights up briefly. Then her mother gets a text message saying her daughter has made it onto the bus.

12/2/2013

An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players.

12/2/2013

The Moon Area School District's new superintendent is one of five in Pennsylvania who has never taught children in a classroom. Curt Baker, 54, replaces Donna K. Milanovich, who retired in June after six years in the position. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia.

12/2/2013

After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.

12/2/2013

Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.

11/27/2013

11/27/2013

The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.

11/27/2013

The PARCC RFP for Operational Assessments requests proposals for the ongoing development and implementation of multiple components of PARCC's assessment system.

11/27/2013

The grants will provide the districts with funds to build partnerships, capacity and structures to offer more and more varied learning opportunities to their students.

11/27/2013

This list features gift ideas for educators of all levels—from colleagues and community members who seek targeted growth in a specific area to educators who are after ongoing, year-round support.

11/27/2013

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, today released Unequal Pain: Federal Public Education Revenues, Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools. The latest installment in AASA’s Economic Impact Series, this report examines the most recent set of comprehensive data on education revenues for school districts across the nation.

11/27/2013

Cameras mounted to the stop-arms of school buses have worked well in other cities to keep kids safe, but an investigation discovered Dallas County Schools spent more than $17 million in bond money to buy stop-arm cameras and on-board security cameras when they could have received some of the equipment for free.

11/27/2013

Fourteen New Orleans and Baton Rouge charter schools are getting contract renewals of three to 10 years. In addition, 11 New Orleans charters that opened in 2009 could get one-year extensions.

11/27/2013

While the educational prospects for poor children have improved in the 50 years, our country continues to needlessly lose the talents of millions of children because of a failing, entrenched public education system.

11/27/2013

The school district swiftly removed two principals from their positions as the heads of High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Bartram High School - just weeks into the school year - in what some observers say is an extremely rare move by officials.

11/27/2013

December 10-11, 2013

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