K12 Headlines

5/6/2013

5/6/2013

The superintendent is examining projected school funding projections for 2014-15 within the recently adopted state budget. His Munster district can expect a funding hike of 2 percent next year and 1.4 percent in 2015. In dollars, it amounts to per pupil funding of $5,643 in 2014 and $5,719 in 2015.

5/6/2013

The 13.4 acres in question on Saul Road has been at the center of the dispute between neighbors and the district. MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig said the district owns that land as a school site, and gave it over to the Parks Department under the condition it would have it back if they needed to build a school.

5/6/2013

This school year, Dexter started its international student program and brought six students from China to Dexter Regional High School.

5/6/2013

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Education Department sent an email to testing coordinators on Saturday saying that ACT Inc. was suspending the online system on Monday.

5/6/2013

The St. Tammany Parish School Board took a step Thursday toward joining a cooperative of Louisiana school districts created in response to sweeping education programs, changes that many educators statewide complain were handed down without their input.

5/6/2013

DePasquale announced the findings of a major audit of the district during a morning press conference. The findings include of lack of proper accounting processes and policies that have put the district in financial turmoil.

5/6/2013

Maureen Clancy-May, an area supervisor with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, told the crowd of about 150 that the standards were developed by states to better prepare students for the global economy and for college.

5/3/2013

5/3/2013

The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating. But the dream of a school founded in the arts, a school that would give back to the community as it bettered its children, never materialized.

5/3/2013

A multi-year progression divided into three phases – Explorations, Career Planning and Life Skills, and Pathways – leads students from identifying their career interests in middle school all the way to planning for professional certification in high school.

5/3/2013

With help from a grant from Google, Fairfield University’s School of Engineering will present a workshop June 26-28, 2013 for area high school teachers looking for innovative, out of the box ways to use Google Apps, computer science, and gaming tools in the classroom.

5/3/2013

Democratic senators from rural areas are seeking a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law to give their constituents a better chance of competing for federal funding, a touchy subject among politicians. A debate over education policy will likely split lawmakers along the same regional lines that divided them during the recent debate over gun control legislation.

5/3/2013

This new integration with Insight 360 enables educators to access dynamic student rosters, deliver teacher or district created assessments from a simple drop-down menu, and upload data to Illuminate’s web-based platform for detailed analysis.

5/3/2013

The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.

5/3/2013

Teachers attending a meeting at a small school in rural Oregon last Friday were shocked when two masked men wearing hoodies burst into the conference room and pretended to open fire. The surprise shooting drill at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway was designed to test the school's preparation for an assault by "active shooters," The Oregonian reported.

5/3/2013

A group of high school students has been suspended from Scripps Ranch High School and may not be able to attend prom or walk during commencement ceremonies because of a video made at school that depicts “twerking,” a suggestive manner of dancing.

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