K12 Headlines

7/24/2013

7/24/2013

For months, Stanton Elementary School (Washington, D.C.) teachers and administrators searched books, webinars, conferences, news articles, and anything else they could find for ideas about how to get students more engaged in the classroom. They kept running across the same mysterious two words: blended learning.

7/24/2013

This acquisition complements Hobsons existing offerings, such as Naviance eDocs, which this year alone has been leveraged by thousands of institutions around the globe to deliver more than 18 million documents to over 1,800 destinations, including every Common App member.

7/24/2013

On behalf of thousands of school systems across the country, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for supporting the long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by voting in favor of the Student Success Act (HR 5).

7/24/2013

Atlanta Public Schools (APS), serving more than 51,000 students in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metro area, has chosen to partner with ASCD to develop a professional development system to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through a blended model of capacity building.

7/24/2013

Michigan’s governor on July 15 appointed a seasoned financial guru to run Detroit’s ailing public school district, a move that many observers hailed as a saving grace for the city's classrooms in decline. Three days later, Detroit filed for bankruptcy.

7/24/2013

The CPS money crisis is here and — despite district officials' hopes and vows — it will hit students and classrooms.

7/24/2013

Four public schools statewide that teach only special-needs students wound up classified as "failing" under Republican-backed legislation enacted this year.

7/24/2013

A federal judge on Monday denied a bid by parents seeking to prevent Sacramento City Unified from closing seven elementary campuses.

7/24/2013

Increasingly, publishers like Pearson Plc and McGraw-Hill Education are turning to a new model: Creating online versions of their texts, often loaded with interactive features, and selling students access codes that expire at semester's end.

7/24/2013

Instead of using his badge, uniform and handcuffs to protect and serve, Robert Lellock used them to threaten, blackmail and victimize four troubled students at Arthur J. Rooney Middle School in the late 1990s, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

7/24/2013

Just sit back and watch as the St. Louis Public Schools and KIPP charter schools combine forces to show the St. Louis region the educational wave of the future.

7/24/2013

Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest International Tradeshow and Conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2014 educational conference, to be themed, “Achieving ROI Success,” taking place February 11-13, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas.

7/24/2013

According to the survey, the majority of FMC scientists believe that curiosity (59.6 percent) and creativity (50 percent) are the most important traits for success in their field. In a similar vein, the majority of scientists (84.6 percent), teachers (79 percent), and parents (65.5 percent), said that curiosity is the most important trait for a science student.

7/24/2013

The Philadelphia School District plans to release a report on its investigation of adult cheating on standardized tests in 19 city schools that will give a sense of the scope of the problem and say how many educators will face disciplinary charges.

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