K12 Headlines

4/28/2014

4/28/2014

The restrictions schools put on student expression over the Internet are misguided.

4/25/2014

4/25/2014

The Student Activity Center, a new interface for children from Rethink, is a special education performance management system that features computer-based activities aligned with the Rethink platform's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools.

4/25/2014

Quakertown Community School District has hired interim Superintendent William Harner. In January, Superintendent Lisa Andrejko announced her retirement, citing health reasons. She remains on medical leave until her July 1 retirement, at which time Harner’s permanent position will begin.

4/25/2014

Casio America has announced the launch of Fostering Mathematical Thinking Through Music, a new volume in its Fostering Education book series.

4/25/2014

Manatee Community Action Agency and Manatee County’s Head Start Voluntary Pre-K are attributing the increased preK readiness rates in a majority of its schools over the past three years to Robert-Leslie Publishing's InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System curriculum.

4/25/2014

Scott Coefield was appointed as the permanent superintendent of the Pelham City School System, replacing interim Superintendent Tim Alford. Coefield is currently heading up the Oneonta City School System.

4/25/2014

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

4/25/2014

Goodwill Industries has applied to open a Shelby County charter school in Tennessee to help people who have dropped out of school to earn a high school diploma. The Excel Center would use a model focused on dropout recovery for students of all ages.

4/25/2014

The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

4/25/2014

In Illinois, Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

4/25/2014

The No Child Left Behind Act federal education law will be in full effect in Washington again for the coming school year after the state lost its federal program waiver. The state Legislature failed to agree on complying with federal guidelines, which tie students' standardized test scores to teacher evaluations.

4/25/2014

Under Connecticut's system, local boards develop curriculums to meet state standards, and should be able to do so based on the best available research. Lawmakers' time would be better spent focused on more pressing needs, not developing a laundry list of subjects that need to be covered in schools.

4/25/2014

Unlike reading, writing and math, there are no programs designed to track whether teachers and parents have adequately taught manners, compassion and decorum to our children. Where are the accolades for the kids who are doing the right thing? Where are our lawmakers demanding that teachers have time to teach social skills?

4/25/2014

It’s wonderful to emphasize achievement, but at some point, the pressure to excel takes too great a toll. And lately, some districts are starting to acknowledge that students are sleep-deprived, overwhelmed with homework, and convinced their futures depend on taking five AP classes instead of two.

4/25/2014

A projected 47 percent increase in charter tuition has contributed to the budget woes of Bethlehem Area's district, triggering a proposed 4.9 percent tax increase. The district has a $16.9 million deficit, which will be reduced by $9.5 million in savings, including the expected elimination of 22 teaching positions.

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