K12 Headlines

11/1/2013

11/1/2013

About 100 students and community activists gathered outside Trenton Central High School this morning to demand repair or rebuilding of the aging school building. The students echoed chants of “Rebuild TCHS” while they walked around the building holding signs, drawing honks from passing cars as school administrators looked on.

11/1/2013

A new Gallup poll released on Tuesday found that, although the majority of Americans say the value and format of online education are equal to or better than traditional education, many still doubt its quality.

11/1/2013

The push to toughen state exams for Illinois grade school students triggered widespread drops in 2013 scores, with hundreds of schools in some of the state's poorest communities seeing performances plunge.

11/1/2013

Testing of public school students in a New York City suburb was canceled on Monday after someone anonymously posted several of the exams on a public website. The breach of test security in the Montclair, N.J., school district was discovered by a parent on Friday. Only teachers and senior staff have password access to the secure web portal.

11/1/2013

The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 to appeal a federal appeals court's decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school.

11/1/2013

The planning is underway in Baltimore's $1 billion-plus, decade-long effort to bring public schools into the 21st century—in fact, there's a design expo at Morgan State University this weekend—which means we have entered a seminal period in the city's history.

11/1/2013

For years, a principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates. Now, as students complain, taunt, and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology for help.

11/1/2013

High school seniors from seven area school districts are earning their high school diploma while also learning skills for high-demand fields under a program launched at Waukesha County Technical College. The yearlong pilot of the college's Dual Enrollment Academy offers manufacturing-related skills training in welding and metal fabrication, tool and die, and information technology.

11/1/2013

Two of Half Hollow Hills' seven elementary schools, in Melville, N.Y., will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment districtwide—a cost-cutting move that drew both anger and sadness from parents.

11/1/2013

It’s not about time; it’s about relevance. Each year, nearly one in four American teenagers drops out of high school. Twenty other countries now have higher high-school graduation rates.

11/1/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy plans to resign in February. Deasy told CBS2/KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel via email that “nothing is official” and that he hasn’t submitted any paperwork regarding a resignation.

10/31/2013

10/31/2013

GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction from more than 100 publishers to all types of libraries. The addition of these new titles brings the total eBooks available on the platform to more than 8,000, with over 500 from Encyclopaedia Britannica.

10/31/2013

Most recently, the effect of excessive air infiltration through existing operable windows has been added to information on energy savings for replacement window comparisons. Users also can review annual energy, peak demand, carbon emissions, daylight, glare, condensation predictions and cost savings.

10/31/2013

As part of the grant, Trend Micro will make a financial contribution and donate professional services, as well as software, to public schools across the U.S. The grant was created to support the safe and responsible use of technology among students and to help schools prepare them for future educational and career opportunities.

10/31/2013

The A-F school grading system has been in use in Louisiana since the 2010-11 school year. This year, the State has enhanced the grading formula by incentivizing more rigorous outcomes and rewarding the improvements made by schools.

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