K12 Headlines

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

7/1/2013

The value of expanded learning time has been a hot topic of conversation over recent months in our community, with some schools considering expanding their calendar and the School Committee considering a change to the calendar at Saltonstall School, a long-standing extended-year school.

7/1/2013

Parents at 70 overcrowded Orange County Public Schools will have the option to transfer their children to one of 47 less crowded school this fall under a School Board policy finalized this week.

7/1/2013

The introduction of these new products provides teachers and administrators with increased flexibility in display and projector options, and furthers the opportunities for classrooms to leverage existing products and infrastructure.

7/1/2013

My daughter acknowledged that – for her – earning a high school diploma meant she didn't drop out or flunk out. The real work lies ahead.

7/1/2013

It isn't easy to graduate prepared for college — unless you come from one of the city’s select high schools, according to a new report released by the United Federation of Teachers.

7/1/2013

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom?

7/1/2013

For years, the Prince Georges County Schools have struggled with test scores, student safety and a host of other issues.

7/1/2013

In the middle of Watts, at one of the worst-performing high schools in Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in his element.

6/28/2013

6/28/2013

Featuring hundreds of model lessons, performance tasks and custom assessments, the enhanced Discovery Education Streaming Plus engages students with unique interactive features and supports educators at all levels as they integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into classroom instruction.

6/28/2013

The committee charged with recommending a chief executive officer for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans (La.) recommended a candidate Thursday morning for the charter school’s top spot—and they want him to start Monday.

6/28/2013

With the October release of Aspen 5.0, the system’s new mobile features will give instructors unparalleled flexibility, allowing them to spend less time taking attendance and entering grades into a manual system, and freeing them to spend more one-on-one time with students to help drive learning.

6/28/2013

Through the support of Bretford, the independent co-educational PK-8 day school in Los Gatos, Calif. replaced its aging computer lab with an experimental, custom learning space called the Idea Laboratory or iLab.

6/28/2013

The move strengthens McGraw-Hill Education’s position as the leader in delivering personalized learning experiences through adaptive technology.

6/28/2013

A new elementary school could be in the town’s future if this week's school board discussions gain any traction. But that could mean delaying renovation work at the junior high school. Board members at the meeting agreed that a $38 million project to renovate Coffin Elementary School and Brunswick Junior High School would be too costly for the town to do all at once.

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