K12 Headlines

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

Historically, Pennsylvania teachers were rated solely on classroom observation. Beginning in 2013-14, a new state law requires half of the rating to be based on observation and half on student outcomes in all school districts.

8/13/2013

8/13/2013

Heads Up Football is promotes a style of tackling that puts emphasis on striking a blow with the shoulders and not the head.

8/13/2013

The blog provides a space for teachers, principals, superintendents, education leaders and members of the philanthropic community to share ideas, questions and personal stories as they seek meaningful changes to the educational experience.

8/13/2013

Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook™ series transforms teaching and learning through dynamic and interactive content that links to historical resources and features activities that help students think critically, develop arguments and investigate history.

8/13/2013

Kelly Sprinkles, currently the principal for Knox County Middle School, will replace Walter Hulett, who unexpectedly retired at the end of the last school year.

8/13/2013

Carmel Clay School Board has hired suburban Chicago superintendent Nicholas Wahl as its new leader, closing an eight-month search.

8/13/2013

The Mt. Diablo school board has unanimously selected Nellie Meyer, deputy superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, as the finalist for the Mt. Diablo superintendent position.

8/13/2013

In the past three years, 16 of the 23 charter contracts the state of Texas has awarded have gone to entities with religious ties.

8/13/2013

US middle schools hosted 6,725 Chinese middle schoolers in 2011, up from just 65 in 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

8/13/2013

School districts are firing more teachers since new collective bargaining laws eliminated job protections granted by union contracts three years ago, according to the state’s teachers’ union and school board association.

8/13/2013

College-bound high school students take note: 99% of K-12 school and district leaders believe community service and service learning history positively influence college acceptance according to a survey completed by intelliVOL, publishers of x2VOL.

8/13/2013

Michigan school districts have joined the legion of schools across the country investing heavily to integrate Apple’s lightweight, user-friendly tablet into everyday lessons.

8/13/2013

Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.

8/13/2013

The wealthiest schools never get Fs, and schools with high populations of poor students face an uphill battle to even get a C. The trend is visible through a decade-plus of school grade results, dating back to the first grades issued in 1999.

8/13/2013

With just five days until the School District of Philadelphia reaches its funding deadline to determine whether schools will safely open on-time, its superintendent is meeting with principals to discuss the start of the year.

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