K12 Headlines

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

Sponsored exclusively by School Specialty brand Sportime and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) since the award’s inception in 1989, the Teachers of the Year program recognizes outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

5/22/2013

In Connecticut, where Gov. Dannel Malloy has taken a leadership role in transforming urban education, diversity is the missing ingredient that has likely resulted in the tepid result unveiled at Hartford Public School’s 2013 State of the Schools symposium at the Bushnell Theater earlier this month.

5/21/2013

5/21/2013

In Bullitt County, some B students soon could become A students — not based on improvements in their work, but rather because of a change in the grading scale.

5/21/2013

The educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take classes from private firms, online groups and colleges.

5/21/2013

An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation — or even snitch to college admission officers — if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.

5/21/2013

Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.

5/21/2013

Some 110 students from 11 Detroit area high schools that have been chosen for the first year of GM Student Corps, a program the automaker is sponsoring to pair the high school students with GM retirees and current employees on community service projects throughout the city.

5/21/2013

Public schools are keenly aware of the power of the mainstream media; a critical television segment or a laudatory newspaper article will be talked about in the hallways for days. But the landscape has shifted, and school leaders must embrace a new, growing reality: social media has become the source for breaking news.

5/21/2013

ll schools using myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books, are encouraged to participate in the summer reading program, which runs May 15 – August 15, 2013.

5/21/2013

The integrated FlipSwitch online education system comprises four robust modules: a student information system, a parent-student portal, a learning management system and an online curriculum of more than 125 courses.

5/21/2013

A veteran educator from Southern California has been hired as superintendent of the Soledad Unified School District. Rupi Boyd holds a doctorate among several degrees and credentials.

5/21/2013

The Ridgewood Local School District has named a new superintendent for the 2013-14 school year. The board voted to hire John Marks, current superintendent of Mapleton School District in Ashland. The vote was unanimous.

5/21/2013

In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort, schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.

5/21/2013

Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.

5/21/2013

The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education. CPS has promised that every student from a closing school will be sent to a better performing “welcoming” school.

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