K12 Headlines

1/17/2013

1/17/2013

The City of Ithaca and Ithaca City School District are working together to make it safer for students to get to school.

1/17/2013

Like a lot of school districts across the state, Sumner County Schools are ill-prepared for new online assessments students are required to begin taking in the 2014-15 school year, school officials say.

1/17/2013

Centennial School District soon will house the first School-Based Health Center in Multnomah County without a Portland address, a project linked to the health reform goals of President Obama and Gov. John Kitzhaber.

1/17/2013

New cafeteria offerings were met with nods and smiles as well as a few shakes and grimaces at the Jessamine County school district’s first food fair Friday.

1/17/2013

The Massachusetts Teachers Union and local NAACP are teaming to tackle a gap in education achievement they say affects students of color and low-income students.

1/17/2013

Some parents in Newtown are urging the local Board of Education to consider stationing police at all town schools as the board puts together its budget proposal for 2013-2014.

1/17/2013

The New Albany-Floyd school board has taken a big stride toward spending up to $60 million to upgrade three schools.

1/17/2013

In a move to address concerns brought to a head at a school security presentation last week, Superintendent Mike Graner will pitch a middle school construction project at tonight's Board of Education meeting that would address a major security issue at Ledyard Middle School.

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1/16/2013

Blended learning combines teacher-led instruction and online instruction using computers. Early results suggest the combination of both models gets better results than either element used alone.

1/16/2013

Youth internet addiction has reached a desperate and concerning level — so much so that it's resulting in legal action. Most recently, two California teens were charged with "conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food" after one of them drugged her parents' milkshakes to bypass a 10 p.m. internet curfew. When children begin drugging their own parents for extra minutes on the web, the issue has gone from comical to dangerous, and something needs to change.

1/16/2013

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts has appointed Diane Jones to the position of CIO (Chief Information Officer) & Chief Strategic Officer (CSO).
Jones has been the Chief Information Officer for Detroit Public Schools since August 2010 and recently gained the added duties of Chief Strategic Officer in July 2012.

1/16/2013

Jack J. Elsey Jr. joined Chicago Public Schools as Chief of Innovation and Incubation. Formerly Elsey was Chief Schools Officer for Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools and Assistant Superintendent in the Detroit Public Schools. Elsey is a Broad Residency graduate and spent four years on staff at Teach for America. Jason Weeby, of Education Pioneers, interviewed Elsey.

1/16/2013

Denali Borough School District

Healy, Ark.

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Adrian City School District

Adrian, Mich.

1/16/2013

Gestalt Community Schools

Memphis, Tenn.

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