K12 Headlines

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Broward’s school district has made great strides in complying with state class-size requirements, but one of the techniques it used — forcing high schools to adopt a uniform, seven-period class schedule — violated its teachers union contract, an arbitrator has found.

7/3/2013

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last week released The CoSN Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition Toolkit at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio,
TX.

7/2/2013

7/2/2013

In the Hollywood version of parent trigger laws, motivated parents of children trapped in a failing inner city school join forces to take over the institution and save their children’s futures.

7/2/2013

The new cart offers a simple and practical charging system, making it ideal for schools, training facilities and other organizations with large deployments of iOS devices.

7/2/2013

The approach gives teachers concrete, practical strategies they can use from their first day of teaching and hone throughout their careers.

7/2/2013

Lewis Ferebee, a 39-year-old school administrator in Durham, N.C., is the Indianapolis Public School Board's choice to be its next superintendent.

7/2/2013

On August 15 and 16, nearly 90 members from the Discovery Education team will conduct professional development sessions to support Grand Prairie’s 2,400 educators in utilizing digital resources and proven instructional practices to enhance student learning.

7/2/2013

Douglas Heuer will step down from his position as superintendent of the school district on June 30. He will be replaced with Nylajean McDaniel, who currently serves as the district’s director of human resources.

7/2/2013

The former superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools — with 47,000 students, 56 schools and 6,000 employees — was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Superintendents in 2006.

7/2/2013

Amid run-of-the-mill agenda items recognizing volunteers and approving playground renovations, the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board last month quietly made a significant change: It converted one-third of its elementary schools to charter schools.

7/2/2013

D.C. Public Schools creating a new ninth-grade “academy” for first-time incoming 9th graders at nine schools that’s intended to help the students graduate.

7/2/2013

Boston public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

7/2/2013

There are plenty of examples of Facebooking-gone-wrong in the education field so far.

7/2/2013

This much is clear: An unusual array of political and business leaders helped craft the latest version of a rescue plan.

7/2/2013

Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.

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