K12 Headlines

10/24/2013

10/24/2013

The grant provides professional development and technical assistance to school districts and would put into place activities to help schools improve student health, prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and gather county-specific data related to health education.

10/24/2013

Kenneth McMartin, LSU Health Sciences Center professor and BioStart program director, sees the program as an opportunity for youth to get actively engaged in not only learning science, but also creating meaningful relationships with mentors through the initiative.

10/24/2013

The expanding menu of CMS options comes at a time when the district is competing with a growing number of charter schools (public schools run by independent boards). North Carolina is also rolling out tax-supported scholarships to help low-income families attend private schools starting in 2014.

10/24/2013

The bulletin board in the CNC training room at Muskegon Community College in Michigan is covered with help-wanted notices from Muskegon manufacturers looking for highly-skilled workers, the kind being trained through new CAD/CNC hybrid programs at the college. The bulletin board is proof that manufacturing is alive and well in Muskegon.

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

October 27-30, 2013

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10/23/2013

Providing Apple iPads to Los Angeles students will cost nearly $100 more apiece — or $770 per tablet, a new school district budget shows.

10/23/2013

Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: U.S. schools. American students already significantly lag their global counterparts where math and science skills are concerned, but computer science is in even worse shape. Of 12 technical subjects examined in a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science was the only one that declined in student popularity from 1990 to 2009. 

10/23/2013

Since the outgoing mayor took office, New York City's high-school graduation rates are up. There are more high-quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.

10/23/2013

Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning solutions, is the recipient of the 18th annual Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award in four categories: middle and high school language arts, and high school biology, and U.S. history.

10/23/2013

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation: costs, technology, and training.

10/23/2013

Both products include new features that enhance collaborative learning and support formative assessment practice, and are now available for use on Apple devices and Android tablets.

10/23/2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ashton Kutcher are among the bold-faced names lining up to invest $4 million in Panorama Education, a Cambridge, Mass., firm that seeks to help K12 schools improve through data analysis and feedback surveys of teachers, parents, and students.

10/23/2013

Brooklyn Technical High School, with its 1,400 classes and 5,525 students, is the largest specialized science and math school in the U.S. But students say it's the school’s dedicated staff that is transforming their education into the defining time of their lives.

10/23/2013

Students at Portage Central Middle School in Michigan are learning how to design a vehicle that's faster and can travel farther than any currently available. The project, which requires blueprint design work and engineering skills, is preparing students to work in the local manufacturing industry.

10/23/2013

A pair of state lawmakers are asking for $100 million in bonds to replace school textbooks with digital devices. Republican state Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville and Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville told the Anniston Star that textbooks are obsolete and they estimate the state could eventually save $15 million by replacing them.

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