K12 Headlines

7/26/2013

7/26/2013

North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Act received bipartisan support and was included as part of the budget bill which cleared conference committee and is expected to pass both chambers before being presented to the governor.

7/26/2013

The National Education Association (NEA), which represents more than 3 million public school educators, opposed the bill in committee and raised concerns that it would erode the historical federal role in public education of targeting resources to marginalized student populations as a means of helping to ensure equity of opportunity for all students.

7/26/2013

The E-Rate program provides discounts to public and private schools and public libraries for the purchase of telecommunications services, Internet access, and related networking equipment.

7/26/2013

TTM, a web-based, supplemental math program created by teachers and technologists, provides comprehensive instruction and practice for students grades 3-Algebra 1 to help students prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards and accelerate them to grade level.

7/26/2013

The Seattle Public Schools budget will go up about 8 percent for the 2013-2014 school year with increases in funding from the state, as well as local education levies.

7/26/2013

The Cherokee County (Ga.) school board voted Wednesday night to conduct an ethics hearing on controversial board member Kelly Marlow. The focus will be Marlow’s request that AdvancEd, the parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, reexamine whether the school system deserves full accreditation.

7/26/2013

The moment elementary teacher Irene Osorio Pacheco played a slideshow of her home state of Morelos, Mexico for her class of kindergartners, their perceptions of the country instantly changed. "Wow, that's Mexico?" she recalled them saying in reaction to the photos.

7/26/2013

The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget lays out a sweeping restructuring intended to consolidate STEM education in the U.S. into three agencies—the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution—and to cut down on the inefficiency of overlapping initiatives.

7/26/2013

The day President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in early 2002, he flew to a high school in Hamilton, Ohio, the home district of Rep. John A. Boehner, and then that afternoon, appeared in Boston and praised the bill’s Democratic sponsor in the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Nearly a dozen years later, that bipartisanship spirit in federal education policy has evaporated.

7/26/2013

A number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that match a new curriculum being implemented in classrooms. The state teachers union and school superintendents association said they would support a halt to the Maryland School Assessment, given annually to students in the third through eighth grade.

7/26/2013

Gloria MacKenzie, whose $590.5 million prize in June was the largest single-winner Powerball jackpot ever, has promised to donate about $2 million to Schenck High School in East Millinocket, Maine, where her children attended school and her daughter has taught for 39 years.

7/26/2013

The administrative law judge who presided over the reinstatement hearings of five suspended DeKalb County (Ga.) school board members has ruled that two failed to make a case for remaining in office.

7/26/2013

Newtown residents have approved spending $750,000 in grant money from the state of Connecticut to begin work on replacing the school where 26 people were shot to death in December.

7/26/2013

Parents in Palm Beach County (Fla.) are fighting for an arts magnet middle school. Right now, students in elementary school programs there would have to travel an hour each way to West Palm Beach to stay in the program when they reach middle-school age.

7/26/2013

After nearly two hours of joint interviews conducted by the Marblehead School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, William Ackerman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Committee. Ackerman, 46, is replacing former Chair EuRim Chun, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, after ongoing tensions among committee members.

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