K12 Headlines

12/17/2013

12/17/2013

The number of first-year teachers in Texas public schools dropped more than 40 percent in just four years. Texas schools employed just shy of 15,000 first-year teachers in 2012, down from 25,395 in 2008 - despite growing enrollment and an overall increase in the number of teachers.

12/17/2013

Rodney Bowler, the assistant superintendent for administrative services in Henry County Schools, has been named to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Ethan Hildreth.

12/17/2013

What used to be the woodshop at Georgia's Dalton High School is now free of dust. Instead, it's filled with welding stations, a 3-D printer, and a computer-controlled plasma cutter.

12/17/2013

Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett is back in the public eye, helping to pitch a Common Core test to state education leaders four months after he resigned as Florida’s schools chief.

12/17/2013

Researcher studying math instruction comes across an unexpected result: When she divided the schools she was looking at into public and private categories and controlled for demographics, public schools seemed to be producing better test scores than private.

12/17/2013

Missouri Auditor Thomas Schweich is weighing whether to launch an audit of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in light of recent controversies involving the education commissioner.

12/16/2013

12/16/2013

Performance Matters’ integrated product line correlates and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, and turns that data into actionable information to improve instruction and student learning.

12/16/2013

Public schools around the country are adopting web-based services that collect and analyze personal details about students without adequately safeguarding the information from potential misuse by service providers, according to new research.

12/16/2013

A contributing member of the IMS and an advocate for open standards, McGraw-Hill Education aims to make its content open and searchable to anyone and to help make education technology more seamless and flexible for instructors and students everywhere.

12/16/2013

The product line promotes cultural understanding, provides language learning practice and builds skills that meet the new innovative teaching and learning goals set by China’s Ministry of Education as well as U.S. Common Core State Standards.

12/16/2013

The rural district joins a distinguished group of 35 National Reference Site schools and districts in the United States and Canada that exemplify the outstanding use of the online reading programs.

12/16/2013

Today more and more I meet high school students who, though they can read, sometimes well and sometimes poorly, are ashamed whenever they are confronted with the need to sign a document.

12/16/2013

The release of the remaining new School Performance Profiles completes a picture showing a wide variation in how the state's public schools and their students are doing.

12/16/2013

A new poll from NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that the majority of parents feel their child's school is preparing students for college. But 4 in 10 say that schools do not sufficiently prepare students who will not attend college — and parents of girls are even more likely to be concerned than parents of boys.

12/16/2013

A new report calling for South Carolina to increase the state’s investment in charter schools comes as the state still is struggling to recover from the economic downturn and continues to invest heavily in education reform driven by new standards and high-stakes testing.

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