K12 Headlines

5/19/2014

5/19/2014

A new digital educational tool created by the National Science Foundation's National Science Board enables educators, administrators, researchers and policymakers to compare educational and economic trends at the state level. The tool manipulates data from the 2014 NSB "Science and Engineering Indicators" report.

5/19/2014

Teachers at 25 schools throughout New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career readiness for all students. This professional development model will be built by the myON team, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology, the NY State Teacher Centers and their associated BOCES.

5/19/2014

The 228 students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science this year, all juniors and seniors, come from all over the state to spend their last two years of high school studying accelerated sciences, math, and computer courses, as well as a rich selection of arts and humanities.

5/19/2014

Over the six decades since the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Columbus has seen students go from being steered into segregated schools, to being bused to racially balanced schools, to being back in neighborhood schools that are as racially isolated as the areas they serve.

5/19/2014

With All in a Rainforest Day, a new hardcover nonfiction book published by EdTechLens Publishing, pre-K3 students can learn about the animals, plants and climate found in the world’s tropical rainforests. The book is written by Ellen B. Senisi with photography by Thomas Marent.

5/19/2014

We need to improve our schools, regardless of their racial makeup.

5/19/2014

Sixty years after racial segregation was outlawed in schools, public education is again segregating along racial lines. And not just in the South, but across the United States.

5/19/2014

As Newark woke up to a new mayor-elect on Wednesday, the groups that backed him declared his victory one for the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party, saying it was part of a rising tide across the country of voters’ speaking out against charter schools and other incursions against labor unions and public education.

5/19/2014

The usual flashpoints — new, expensive mandates, wildly rising insurance and retirement costs and state aid cuts — have been minimal heading toward the 2014-15 school year.

5/19/2014

Access to free drinking water at school has improved, but California schools are not doing all they can, despite state and federal laws on the issue and evidence of the health benefits of drinking water, researchers said Thursday. One in four schools studied did not meet the legal requirements, they said.

5/19/2014

With children rejecting the birth gender at younger ages and the transgender rights movement gaining momentum, schools in districts large and small, conservative and liberal, are working to help transitioning youth fit in without a fuss.

5/19/2014

Paying for cafeteria makeovers poses a challenge for many districts, as heavy demand for a limited amount of federal money means schools must fund the projects on their own.

5/19/2014

Within the next five years — if averages first outlined in a 2010 Iowa Department of Education report hold — between 30 percent and 40 percent of the teachers who first entered the classroom for the 2013-14 school year will be gone.

5/19/2014

Segregation is still widespread at American public schools, 60 years after the landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education ruling, a new report shows. And it no longer impacts just black and white students.

5/16/2014

5/16/2014

A Louisville high school's site-based council gave initial approval to a non-discrimination policy sparked by a controversy over a transgender student's access to a girls' bathroom. The Atherton High School policy bars discrimination based on a range of factors, including age, race or sexual orientation and will also now include gender identity.

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