K12 Headlines

12/10/2013

12/10/2013

Anthony Amato was the last permanent superintendent of New Orleans' public schools before the state intervened in 2005, and also ran districts in in Hartford, Conn., Kansas City, Mo., and Stockton, Calif.

12/10/2013

In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual Top 100 Award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

12/10/2013

After just 90 days of use, students have logged more than 7,700 hours on the system, and administrators report that significant progress is being measured.

12/10/2013

This comprehensive solution allows struggling readers and writers, students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and English Language Learners to access the supports they need within the Google environment.

12/10/2013

Push for removal comes following a story in Sunday’s Kansas City Star detailing Nicatro’s efforts to pursue alternatives to education administration in failing districts, and her engagement of a consulting firm to examine those alternatives.

12/10/2013

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is one of numerous organizations that team up with schools to provide in-class lessons with musicians, artists or theater professionals, free admission to local shows, and museum tours.

12/10/2013

We learned the latest PISA results last week, and American students performed the same on the well-regarded international exam as they have for the past 10 years -- completely stagnant, smack dab in the middle of the spectrum.

12/10/2013

Superintendent Terry Grier says district's new policy will correct "a longstanding wrong" by banning mascots and nicknames that use race or ethnicity.

12/10/2013

Facing federal scrutiny, Minneapolis schools are considering revisions to a discipline policy that is intended to keep order in classrooms but has imposed heavier ­penalties on black and American Indian ­students.

12/10/2013

The tension, months in the making, has boiled over at monthly State Board of Education meetings, where Superintendent Glenda Ritz and board members, who are appointed by the governor, continue to wrestle for control over the state’s education policies.

12/10/2013

In the year since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lawmakers across the country have introduced hundreds of pieces of legislation. Many called for arming more security guards or, like a law passed in Texas, for arming teachers. Others tightened laws meant to keep guns out of schools.

12/10/2013

Twenty of our nation’s brightest high school students will present their original research projects and compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high schoolers at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals.

12/10/2013

Instead of perpetuating or even escalating the reform war, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has an opportunity to gather the tribes and develop a “post-reform” education agenda that combines the best that both sides have to offer.

12/10/2013

The former chief operating officer for DeKalb County schools was sentenced to 15 years in prison and her former husband was sentenced to eight years in prison for manipulating construction contracts.

12/10/2013

The state of Indiana is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, which challenges new IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act, the release said.

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