K12 Headlines

4/5/2013

4/5/2013

A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students, and parents.

4/5/2013

The Alabaster Board of Education received 16 applications for its full-time superintendent position. The Board will lay out the next steps in its search for a full-time school superintendent during an April 8 meeting at the Alabaster City Hall Annex building.

4/5/2013

Legislation that would require at least one teacher, principal or other school staff member to carry a gun in every public or charter school in Indiana appears to be raising eyebrows at the highest levels. And while security experts, parents, and teachers acknowledge the need for security, questions about training remain a big issue.

4/5/2013

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.

4/5/2013

Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013

Texthelp Inc., provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced that Read&Write GOLD with Web Apps was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Solution for Special Needs Students category and Fluency Tutor was named a finalist for the Best Reading/English/Ell Instruction Solution category.

4/4/2013

At iD, kids and teens learn from playing the game, but mostly from recreating it. Students program modifications through Java, and implement ideas into their own Minecraft worlds.

4/4/2013

The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.

4/4/2013

The program is SOAR Study Skills, which simplifies study habits to make learning easier. Authored by Susan Kruger, M.Ed., SOAR is a leading resource for all learners seeking effective, stress-free study habits.

4/4/2013

Legislation to allow Baltimore City to fund the repair or replacement of more than 50 school buildings has been given final approval in the Maryland General Assembly, sending the bill to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature.

4/4/2013

A bill in the state Legislature would remove public schools from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, alleging the organization discriminates against schools that select their admissions by separating them into different football brackets.

4/4/2013

The new members are Bill Cobey of Durham, Greg Alcorn of Salisbury, Becky Taylor of Greenville, Buddy Collins of Kernersville, Olivia Oxendine of Robeson County and Marcella Ramirez Savage of Union County.

4/4/2013

Officials from Naperville North and Central high schools say marijuana use has become "rampant," and they would like to be more proactive.

4/4/2013

The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is still working to get modular classrooms installed on the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School grounds in Surf City to ease overcrowding, as the building currently houses all of the district’s students since Superstorm Sandy damaged the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom.

4/4/2013

Education officials will cut the ribbon on 78 new city schools in September, bringing the number of public schools opened during the Bloomberg administration to 656 — a record for any New York mayor.

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