K12 Headlines

7/23/2014

7/23/2014

Another lawsuit has been filed over Common Core in Louisiana. It's suing Governor Bobby Jindal, and was filed on behalf of parents and teachers who are in favor of the new education standards. Supporters of Common Core said he's overstepping his legal authority and tampering with education policy.

7/23/2014

Triumph Learning is teaming up with the Digital Learning Alliance (DLA). The collaboration aims to fortify digital learning in classrooms across the country.

7/23/2014

We all too often tackle challenges in distinct fields separately, but America is experiencing challenges in education and health that could be tackled together in ways that are mutually beneficial and cost-effective. The good news is that one proven model already exists.

7/23/2014

WordWriter, BoomWriter's new technology-based vocabulary tool, lets students apply, share and assess their knowledge of vocabulary.

7/23/2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will not appeal a ruling that deemed the state’s school takeover division unconstitutional. The judge ruled that as the Virginia Constitution vests the authority to establish school divisions in the Board of Education — and not the General Assembly — the Opportunity Educational Institution is not constitutional.

7/23/2014

The academic growth component isn't the only, or even the primary, tool for measuring school performance in Georgia, but it should be considered an important one. Success can't be measured just by how much students know, but also by how much more they know than they did when they started.

7/23/2014

Low-achieving school systems around the country are moving towards longer school days, in hopes of better test scores. But the extended day experiment, largely supported by federal money, doesn't always work, The Hechinger Report finds.

7/23/2014

The rules concerning Normandy transfer students changed once again this week, with the Missouri Board of Education allowing some students to remain in their new schools after telling them in June they couldn’t stay.

7/23/2014

Successful high schools don’t just mean higher academic achievement, a new study finds. They may also mean healthier behaviors among teens. The study compared students from highly rated charter high schools with those from regular public high schools—all located in low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods.

7/23/2014

Sometimes called the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse is also one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.  Researchers analyzed a database of reports compiled by athletic trainers at high schools across the country. Boys lacrosse has injury rates very similar to football and hockey, while injuries in girls lacrosse are in line with those for soccer, basketball and field hockey.

7/23/2014

The Pennsylvania district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools. Up to ten schools will be revamped under the city's School Redesign Initiative.

7/22/2014

7/22/2014

The superintendent for Schenectady schools wants the federal government to intervene in what he argues is racial discrimination in how New York funds education.

7/22/2014

South Dakota will be allowed to drop the criteria of teacher effectiveness and school climate from the school performance index. The U.S. Department of Education approved those changes as part of the state’s flexibility waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements for the 2014-2015 academic year.

7/22/2014

Portland Public Schools is one of 60 urban districts nationwide that signed on to My Brother's Keeper's mission to improve educational outcomes for black and Latino boys. Participating districts agree to spend more more on early childhood education, reduce disproportionately high school discipline rates for boys of color, provide mentoring and improve black and Latino males' access to college-prep courses.

7/22/2014

When schools made healthy foods more convenient and attractive, research shows not only does fruit and vegetable waste return to pre-guideline levels, but also more kids buy lunch.

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