K12 Headlines

10/29/2013

10/29/2013

More than 1,000 paintings and other works of art worth millions is a curious asset for a nearly broke school system. Some have wanted the works sold to help a financial situation so dire many schools lack full-time counselors, nurses, and other essentials.

10/29/2013

School districts in Colorado have long had the discretion to include personal-finance topics in their curriculum, but many didn't or only gave them minimal attention.

10/29/2013

For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children.

10/28/2013

10/28/2013

The Board of Education in Danbury, Conn. has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding. The changes would reduce school bus travel time for students who would be sent to different schools.

10/28/2013

While cars today are safer than ever, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and according to the National Safety Council, the year a teenager gets their license will be one of the most dangerous of their life.

10/28/2013

Teachers who have gained expertise with Mimio’s collaborative technologies host the webinars. Two of the live 30-minute sessions will be presented on two different days to accommodate educators’ schedules.

10/28/2013

The Medeco K100 provides for Real-time cabinet door and latch locked status monitoring with integrated door position, latch locked, tamper and low battery signals.

10/28/2013

Columbus City Schools’ data-rigging scandal involved deliberate cheating and hurt students, and those responsible should face criminal charges, respondents say in a new poll. A challenge for those supporting a 9.01-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot: 53 percent of likely voters say it should not be backed until the investigation is complete.

10/28/2013

Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.

10/28/2013

One of the many complaints about Florida's move toward new school standards has centered on how much it will cost. But at a recent public hearing on the standards, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said cost shouldn't be a major factor.

10/28/2013

A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.

10/28/2013

The state's top education leader took the stage in Rochester on Friday to field questions from a crowd of elected leaders representing the school system's main constituents—students, teachers, and parents.

10/28/2013

Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of Massachusetts eighth-graders reached an advanced benchmark in mathematics on the 2011 tests while 24 percent reached an advanced level in science.

10/28/2013

Administrators will walk away from this timely follow-up to Sterrett’s book Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works ready to master the schedule, make meetings efficient, and communicate effectively.

10/28/2013

Five candidates will be up for three available full-term seats on the Southern Local School District's Board of Education on Nov. 5. Incumbents Linda M. Morris, 66, Bill Pitts, 52, and John R. Sawyer, 68, will face the challenge of political newcomers Karl C. Blissenbach, 42, and Robert Kip Dowling.

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