K12 Headlines

4/26/2013

4/26/2013

Three of Philadelphia's most innovative traditional public schools are set to expand, thanks to $6 million in grants from the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership. All told, Center City's Science Leadership Academy, Germantown's Hill-Freedman Middle School, and the Navy Yard's Sustainability Workshop are expected to add 1,600 new students over the next three years.

4/25/2013

4/25/2013

This high-stakes testing has enormous implications for teachers and entire school communities as well. Mayor Bloomberg has repeatedly and publicly called for teachers to be evaluated based on these test scores.

4/25/2013

The Virginia CUSD #64 approved bids for the new school construction project and accepted resignations of board members Gary Hish and Lenny Moore as well as elementary teacher Sarah Newman and Jr. High volleyball coach and student council co-sponsor Megan Smith.

4/25/2013

Bismarck Superintendent Tamara Uselman said that though the snow has had an impact, it has not been enough to affect the construction timelines for the three new Bismarck schools.

4/25/2013

For the Challenge, elementary, middle and high school students across the country were tasked with identifying an environmental issue in their schools, communities or the world at large and creating a replicable green solution under the guidance of a teacher or mentor using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education.

4/25/2013

Sielox Class™ provides critical situational awareness benefits to First Responders, with real-time status updates to aid in response and deployment. First Responders no longer walk blindly into harm’s way, providing for timely accurate decisions.

4/25/2013

Businesses, schools, churches and organizations use One Call Now to quickly send group notifications to thousands of people in minutes. Messages are delivered by phone, text, email and social media, making the service convenient for the people receiving them, too.

4/25/2013

With less than a year left to implement new math requirements as part of CCSS, educators are running out of time to adapt their curriculum to include a stronger focus on fractions.

4/25/2013

The hard truth is that where a child lives often determines K-12 educational opportunity.

4/25/2013

She said she was proud of her accomplishments since she took office in August 2007. She cited, among other things, improved high school graduation rates and MCAS performance, bringing hundreds of students back to school who had dropped out, and closing achievement gaps.

4/25/2013

Hartford Public School students have narrowed their achievement gap with the rest of the state by a third since 2006-2007. The superintendent says much of that has come during and because of Governor Malloy's time in office.

4/25/2013

A technology plan recently presented to the board of education comes with a goal for all students to have their own mobile devices in the classroom. That technology would allow students to complete their homework, read books, watch tutorials or complete academic assessments such as Measurement of Academic Progress, or MAP.

4/25/2013

Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the town has paid thousands of dollars in overtime to put more police officers in schools.

4/25/2013

The House, by an 83-50 vote, passed a $15.7 billion K-12 education-funding bill with heady hopes of creating the “world’s greatest workforce” by wiping out the achievement gap affecting minority students and achieving 100 percent high school graduation by the time today’s preschoolers graduate from high school in 2027.

4/25/2013

In a paper published in this month's issue of Sociology of Education, the researchers present the results of a comprehensive analysis of teacher assignments in the nation's fourth-largest school district, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Their findings identify trends that may contribute to teacher turnover and achievement gaps nationwide.

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