K12 Headlines

12/19/2013

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.

12/19/2013

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.

12/19/2013

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

12/19/2013

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

12/19/2013

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.

12/18/2013

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

12/18/2013

Thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos are coming to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, including Common Core Standard-aligned books, educational apps from developers like BrainPOP and Agnitus, and movies and TV shows from Sesame Street, PBS, Reading Rainbow and more.

12/18/2013

Board members of the Portland School District approved the hiring of Paul Dinka as the director of technology. Dinka replaces David Palme, who left the district in November to take a position with the Waverly School District.

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