K12 Headlines

7/26/2013

7/26/2013

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center sampled more than 11,700 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders three times over a year and a half. The results demonstrate the need for starting social-emotional learning and media literacy education in lower grades.

7/26/2013

The mother who prayed outside Concord (N.H.) High School every school day for several months will not be allowed to continue the practice next school year, according to correspondence between Superintendent Chris Rath and a national advocacy group that complained about her activity.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013

The 16-member board elected Paige Johnson, Education Strategist at Intel Corporation as treasurer and Mike Lawrence, Executive Director of Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) as secretary. ISTE’s past president is Holly Jobe, education consultant from Flourtown, Pa.

7/25/2013

Built upon Lexia’s nearly 30 years of research in reading education, Lexia Reading Core5 expands the scope of the award-winning Lexia Reading® program by covering six areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

7/25/2013

The story offers lively cadence and rhyming and each story is available in any one of several languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian – to meet diverse language needs, as well as to introduce new languages to children.

7/25/2013

Leo's Pad combines movie-quality animation with smart storytelling, adaptive learning, and highly interactive adventures that engage children in creative educational activities.

7/25/2013

Slightly more than half of all reported incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation happened at middle schools across the state. High schools reported 26 percent of bullying cases, while elementary schools had the fewest bullying incidents -- 18 percent.

7/25/2013

The recommended budget was slightly different from a budget presented June 27. The school board approved an $81.3 million budget in that earlier meeting, which the County Budget Committee declined July 8 to pass over to the full County Commission.

7/25/2013

Edgewood Schools joins a handful of Ohio schools that have approved letting school personnel carry weapons, as officials explore ways to improve security in the aftermath of deadly school shootings last year in Connecticut and Northeast Ohio.

7/25/2013

It is reported that Michael Hairston, in 2010 president of the Fairfax Education Association, called cursive “a dying art.” He also said, “Cursive writing is a traditional skill that has been replaced with technology.” Other anti-cursive educators refer to cursive as “obsolete.”

7/25/2013

Nearly two dozen parents, teachers, scientists and advocacy groups commented at the state Department of Education hearing on the Next Generation Science Standards. The broad set of guidelines will revamp content in grades K-12 and help meet requirements from a 2009 law that called for improving education.

7/25/2013

Board members voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $4,168,199 to be paid to Hammond Construction to complete the project. The figure includes $3,865,745 to cover subcontracted work, $155,832 for construction personnel costs, and Hammond's fee of $53,491.

7/25/2013

The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.

7/25/2013

Members of the Local School Council at Dyett High School say their principal has advised them he can’t pay for enough teachers with the budget he was issued from Chicago Public Schools.

7/25/2013

Parents of Summit school children received that news in an email sent mid-afternoon on Friday, July 19. The reasons for these changes are “the responsibility to put the safety of our students foremost,” the letter said.

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