K12 Headlines

4/15/2013

4/15/2013

The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.

4/15/2013

As part of this event, GuideK12 will be sponsoring a Technology Leadership tour for NSBA members to gain insights from the US Navy SEALs. This represents a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes.

4/15/2013

A cloud-based offering, the service enables end-users in small to medium commercial facilities to simplify the integration of video surveillance by moving it from on-site locations to a cloud-based service model, scale over time to fit their business needs, and ensure system reliability to eliminate downtime.

4/15/2013

Few people are aware of the risks of fire and electrical hazards among children and their families. Records indicate that in 2011, U.S. Fire Departments responded to a fire on average every 23 seconds and more than 370,000 home structure fires were reported.

4/15/2013

The animated stories follow the adventures of eight-year-old friends: Leo (Leonardo da Vinci), Gally (Galileo), and Marie (Curie). In appisodes 1 and 2, the friends construct a telescope and build a rocket to travel through space while learning valuable skills, which are assessed by the app.

4/15/2013

As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.

4/15/2013

The variety of Bridgeport school programs serving students on the autism spectrum has increased over the last decade as the district has sought to educate more students in its own schools instead of expensive outside programs.

4/15/2013

It started as a transitional program, a way to teach special education students with developmental disabilities how to handle personal finances, find a job and live independently once they left school.

4/15/2013

After six months of parent angst and School Board debate, rezoning of Seminole County elementary schools will wrap up this week when the board gives final approval to new attendance zones for 17 schools.

4/15/2013

A Florida teacher has angered parents after having her fourth-grade class write a statement about giving up constitutional rights.

4/15/2013

The memo notes that nearly all of the teachers at one Washington elementary school had students whose test papers showed high numbers of wrong-to-right erasures and asks, "Could a separate person have been responsible?"

4/15/2013

An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move praised as creating more options for nontraditional education and criticized for taking state dollars away from the public system.

4/15/2013

The school, at 2833 W. Adams St., is one of 53 elementary schools that CPS says is significantly underenrolled and should be closed next fall in a sweeping cost-cutting effort pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Under the plan, Calhoun kids will be sent nearly a half-mile north to Cather Elementary, which officials contend is an even better school.

4/12/2013

4/12/2013

Since 1962, WASC has been promoting the welfare, interests and development of education in the Western region of the United States. In an effort to support this mission, PlattForm has committed to attending and sponsoring its 2013 conference, which will focus on answering what’s next for higher education.

4/12/2013

The N.J. Dept. of Education shook the education world Wednesday when it released a new multi-page "School Performance Reports," that provides an analysis of the state’s schools in detail never before seen, including the percentage of middle school kids chronically absent; the percentage that took algebra in middle school; and more.

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