K12 Headlines

12/19/2013

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

12/18/2013

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

12/18/2013

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

12/18/2013

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.

12/18/2013

Thomas J. Gentzel, the Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), released a statement on the bipartisan plan from Congressional leaders that would stop the automatic across-the-board cuts created by sequestration for two years.

12/18/2013

A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them. Women make up nearly half the work force but have just 26 percent of science, technology, engineering or math jobs.

12/18/2013

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15–17, 2014, will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness.

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