K12 Headlines

9/3/2013

9/3/2013

The new release of FollettShelf provides schools with universal access to quality K-12 eContent in a consistent virtual learning space that promotes critical thinking skills through reading, studying and note taking.

9/3/2013

He joins Minerva from McGill University where he is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception, and Expertise.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

On a significant date in New Orleans education and civil rights history, about 40 people gathered to reaffirm their opposition to the post-Hurricane Katrina education revolution that fired all the city's teachers, swept most of the schools into the state Recovery School District and turned all but a handful into largely independent charter schools.

8/30/2013

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Today, sadly, we still live in a society far removed from the goals King profoundly echoed to millions on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. While it’s true that racial relations have come a remarkable distance ... to think today’s society can be considered to be the product of King’s words is simply premature.

8/30/2013

Bill de Blasio has hinged his New York mayoral candidacy on a bold idea: raise taxes on high-earning New Yorkers to pay for a vast expansion of prekindergarten and after-school programs. de Blasio has portrayed the proposal as a fast-acting antidote to inequality, and he has won endorsements from prominent experts in education and poverty. But his plan would most likely face several obstacles if he were elected.

8/30/2013

Success Academy, the charter school chain that boasts sky-high student scores on annual state tests, has for years used a “zero tolerance” disciplinary policy to suspend, push out, discharge, or demote the very pupils who might lower those scores—children with special needs or behavior problems.

8/30/2013

States are reporting that some of their schools are dropping out of the healthier school-lunch program because they can’t afford to participate. But does that really mean nutritious school lunches (and snacks) are doomed?

8/30/2013

The social media sites of all 13,000 students in Glendale, Calif.'s middle and high schools are being monitored. School officials hired a company called Geo Listening to track students' online posts daily with the goal to intervene when students discuss suicide, bullying, violence, or substance abuse.

8/30/2013

About 200 people—including 20 to 30 students—rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education approved the district’s annual budget, which includes hundreds of millions in cuts. Community activists who organized the protest rally and boycott said it would serve as a real-life lesson for students involved.

8/30/2013

Mary-Elizabeth Beach, superintendent of Ware Public Schools in Ware, Mass., stunned members of the Ware School Committee Wednesday night by announcing she will resign at the end of this school year.

8/30/2013

A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.

8/30/2013

Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.

8/30/2013

After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.

8/30/2013

Legislators, business leaders, parents, and school officials on Wednesday urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to overhaul the state's school grading system, capping a three-day summit on the state's most pressing education issues.

8/30/2013

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves as thought leaders through their work in transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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