K12 Headlines

12/19/2013

12/19/2013

The district began using the Fast ForWord program in 2011-12 in four schools to close reading gaps for struggling readers, English learners, and students with disabilities.

12/19/2013

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.

12/19/2013

To maximize the benefits of these resources, educators will receive customized professional development through the newly-created MDCPS Digital Leader Network, part of extensive infrastructure built to help facilitate the district’s transition to a digital learning environment.

12/19/2013

The new Spanish titles also are available in English to support learners in English as a second language and dual-language programs. All new Spanish titles will be available next month in both print and ebook formats.

12/19/2013

Terms of the contract for the teachers in the school system that serves Union, Warren, Washington, Friendship and Waldoboro were released last week. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly two years to reach a deal.

12/19/2013

According to an analysis of data from the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence, there have been at least 285 school shooting incidents across the country since April 20, 1999.

12/19/2013

All but five states have adopted Common Core, but it has increasingly come under attack, particularly from conservatives, and some states are now considering dropping the standards.

12/19/2013

The percentage of high schools earning A's or B's hit 82 percent, a sharp increase from a decade ago when only 40 percent did. The number of F-rated high schools dropped to one from two last year.

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A new report shows that Bayonne schools saw only two instances of bullying during that period, which is a far cry from a reported 64 instances during the 2011-12 school year.

12/19/2013

The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School scored 67.9, the highest among cyber schools enrolling York County students. Other cyber schools scored between 35 and 60.

12/19/2013

Kids are different from year to year, and trying to compare last year’s class to the current one is invalid because the product, the kids, are not the same.

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School choice can lead to competition and competition can lead to schools that best serve all students.

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The grants are for 40 percent of the projected overall costs for the improvements and construction must still be approved by the Board of Education

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The current layout allows students to enter and exit through a set of doors on the east side with another set adjacent to the main doors, creating a bit of confusion for visitors.

12/19/2013

The program, called Believe and Prepare, will accept applications from local school districts to be part of the program and develop innovative approaches to preparing teachers.

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