K12 Headlines

6/3/2013

6/3/2013

Almost half-a-million brand-new books are making their way into the hands of kids from low-income families this week, thanks to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, and The Molina Foundation.

6/3/2013

Charter schools are a part of a comprehensive solution, not the problem, and money and resources should follow students to the schools that are serving them best.

6/3/2013

Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.

6/3/2013

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

6/3/2013

Administrators believe rebuilding a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a May 20 tornado will help their neighborhoods' long-term recovery, though some parents and children aren't sure it's a good idea to put up new schools on land where seven third-graders perished after being crushed by debris.

6/3/2013

Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.

6/3/2013

Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.

6/3/2013

Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.

6/3/2013

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.

6/3/2013

In terms of the grades Louisiana gives to schools, high schools had a really good year. Unfortunately, some of that was because of a generous new rating scale from the state, not in terms of real performance in the classroom.

6/3/2013

I’m not saying Washington is an education backwater. But we sure spend a lot of time wringing our hands. The Legislature’s role developing thoughtful policy paves the way for work educators do on the ground.

6/3/2013

California's largest nursing organization's courtroom bid to block public school employees from giving insulin shots to diabetic students appears to be on life support.

5/31/2013

5/31/2013

Weiner came out swinging at his debate debut recently on an issue on the minds of many middle-class voters in New York: education. By tying his comments on education to the spat he recently had with Cuomo, Weiner guaranteed that his comments would make the papers. 

5/31/2013

Both sessions will focus on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create and encourage implementation of a metadata markup standard for educational resources. An extension of Schema.org, the LRMI aims to improve Internet search results for the education community.

5/31/2013

The PMA-350H is a three input, 24 volt, 50 Watt, plenum rated stereo mixer/amplifier. To provide priority override for a Public Address system, the amplifier senses P/A audio and mutes connected audio sources to ensure delivery of important messages.

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