K12 Headlines

11/11/2013

11/11/2013

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

11/11/2013

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

11/11/2013

It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.

11/11/2013

Our system of public education is in dire straits, to be sure. However, the teachers aren't the cause of its decline; neither are the parents or the students.

11/11/2013

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

11/8/2013

11/8/2013

Now in its second year, HISD’s Career Pathways program gives more than 200 teachers the chance to serve in leadership roles on their campus, while paying them more money for their hard work. Traditionally, top teachers have been forced to accept administrative jobs in order to earn higher pay.

11/8/2013

In the film “Bad Teacher”, Cameron Diaz’s character says she entered the profession “for all the right reasons: shorter hours, summers off, no accountability”. No one is threatening to take away the first two perks, but several states are eyeing the third.

11/8/2013

School trustees decided to forgo a superintendent search and move Handelman, spent the previous three years as the district's associate superintendent, into the permanent superintendent's position.

11/8/2013

Lead2Feed is a teacher-led educational program that combines a Common Core State Standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership along with the challenge of solving world hunger through service learning projects conducted by student teams.

11/8/2013

The program expands the use of technology, digital devices and digital curriculum for 3,200 fifth grade students across 27 Broward County elementary schools. D5 students and teachers are accessing HMH’s celebrated core curriculum materials via Kno’s cutting-edge delivery platform on personal, district-issued laptops.

11/8/2013

The new professional learning program is available in many formats: online, interactive webinars, onsite sessions or custom packages. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of digital content to better address the new requirements and the depth and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

11/8/2013

Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.

11/8/2013

Tom Moore, the assistant superintendent for administration, will succeed Karen List as head of schools when she retires in June. Moore, 43, has spent his entire career in the district.

11/8/2013

Spreading the poisonous notion that everything in current educational establishments is mediocre will only hurt our capacity to continue to entice amazing young people into this profession.

11/8/2013

Results continue upward trend but achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students persist. And far less than half of U.S. students are performing at levels deemed proficient.

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