K12 Headlines

6/17/2013

6/17/2013

The Lake Township resident, who taught five years in Green before becoming the middle school assistant principal and then principal since 2008, was offered a contract Friday night.

6/17/2013

The proposal also calls for decreased reimbursement for graduate hours and retirement incentives. Health insurance benefits were changed from a percentage to a flat dollar amount, with increases over that amount split between the employees and district.

6/17/2013

Pink slips were recently sent to 19 percent of the school-based work force, including all 127 assistant principals, 646 teachers and more than 1,200 aides.

6/17/2013

Math skills are going to erode for most children. Those without books or chances to read are going to fall further behind.

6/17/2013

Head Start had a budget of $8 billion this year, but under the sequester, it lost $400 million. Now, in all 50 states, every Head Start program has been told to cut costs by five percent.

6/17/2013

William Michaud, 61, of Portland, was unanimously approved for the 11-month position Thursday during the committee’s regular meeting.

6/17/2013

We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.

6/17/2013

FCS was selected by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the 2010 Investing in Innovation Grant (i3), at the time one of only twelve public school districts selected for the grant, and the sole recipient in Georgia.

6/17/2013

With staff evaluation guidelines evolving across the U.S., Standard for Success’ adaptability to any number of rubrics and models was a selling point for Mineral, Va.,-based Louisa County Public Schools.

6/17/2013

Teachers were asked to write a fun lesson plan, in 100 words or less, using the SAMCAM 760. The top 20 finalists were then asked to submit a video showing their lesson plan in the classroom with the Samsung document camera.

6/17/2013

Clever securely connects to a school’s SIS, pulls student enrollment rosters and demographic data, and automatically syncs that data with Learning.com. The FERPA-compliant integration process takes five minutes to set up, and Clever supports every major SIS.

6/17/2013

An educational curriculum that originally catered to the children of globe-trotting diplomats is making rapid inroads in K-12 public schools across the U.S., boosting test results and academic readiness even at inner-city schools.

6/17/2013

Those are some of the findings from a new report highlighting the conditions facing most Milwaukee students — a report that is the first product of an effort aimed at drawing together major players in the city's education, business and nonprofit scenes to work across sectors and improve outcomes for all the city's children.

6/14/2013

6/14/2013

Six minutes was too late. Ten-year-old Mercedes Mear’s heart had already stopped beating and she wasn’t breathing when Pierce County medics arrived on Oct. 7, 2008. No one in her elementary school knew CPR, or that the medication that might have saved her life, an EpiPen, was kept in the health room where she died, with her name clearly marked on the label.

6/14/2013

Troy nonprofit organization Kids Read Now will participate in the 2013 meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America in Chicago June 13–14. CGI America will be hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Board Member Chelsea Clinton.

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