K12 Headlines

2/25/2014

2/25/2014

The Palatine Elementary School District 15 Board of Education appointed Matthew J. Barbini to be the district's new deputy superintendent of schools during its February 12 meeting.

2/25/2014

The National Association of Elementary School Principals and TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announced a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities.

2/25/2014

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.

2/25/2014

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.

2/25/2014

Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.

2/25/2014

State Sen. Greg Smith has proposed adding mandatory fingerprinting and background checks for custodians, cooks and other people who have contact with students.

2/25/2014

This month Alpine became the first Utah school district to test Gatekeeper Systems cameras, which use infrared light to capture snapshots of license plates as vehicles illegally pass stopped buses.

2/25/2014

School leaders around the country are tearing up their calendars to cram in more teaching time after extreme numbers of weather cancellations. But a few are trying something different: virtual school days that continue learning while staff and students are stuck at home.

2/25/2014

Two education organizations are conducting a state-wide campaign to visit more than a dozen school districts and gain first-hand knowledge of cuts to programs, staff and resources.

2/25/2014

Indianapolis Public Schools should reduce staff, sell some key properties and share space with charter schools in an effort to reduce a $30 million budget deficit, according to a newly released Indy Chamber report.

2/25/2014

The bond proposal includes $197 million for student growth, $666 million for facility renovations and $72 million for transportation upgrades, $217 million for technology and $55 million for security.

2/24/2014

2/24/2014

The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses.

2/24/2014

Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the missing health lessons don’t pertain to every elementary school, but there are some where the teaching isn’t happening.

2/24/2014

Tennessee may need to re-evaluate organization of its secondary schools in light of ongoing discussions about the need to have students prepared with the necessary skills to take present jobs and jobs that could be coming to the state.

2/24/2014

A small town in upstate New York is joining a few other rural school districts in quietly tapping potential cash-ready international students who can bring new life to underenrolled schools.

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