K12 Headlines

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

During Wednesday night's Stratham School Board meeting, the school's Budget Advisory Board asked Fosher to cut the total increase down to 3.5 percent. However, one increase Fosher identified as justified is a $119,831 increase in computer equipment. This increase includes six new interactive Whiteboards, 100 Chromebook computers and 90 iPads.

1/16/2013

Detroit Public Schools officials say two men who stole at least 38 computers from the district are now behind bars. A Detroit Public Schools police investigation, in conjunction with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, led to the arrests and guilty pleas from Cornelius Johnson and Lewis Raymond Buyck, alleged gang members who stole multiple computers from the school system.

1/16/2013

Audacious Leadership
Monday, March 11, 2013
to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
San Diego, Calif.

1/16/2013

For Broward parents, sorting through the more than 60 public school magnet programs now available — options as varied as architecture or marine science, ranging from kindergarten to high school — might seem like a daunting task. But with the help of school open houses, informative online web chats, and the time remaining before the Feb. 13 application deadline, finding the right program can be easy, experts say.

1/16/2013

Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is an online charity dedicated to helping to end that practice.

1/16/2013

Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and a presumptive candidate for mayor of New York, laid out a vision for improving the city’s schools in a speech on Tuesday in which she emphasized an increased focus on literacy, using accomplished teachers as mentors and extending the school day for many students.

1/16/2013

observe4success, a leading provider of classroom observation and walkthrough software is thrilled to announce that it has kicked off 2013 with numerous exciting product enhancements to its fully customizable teacher observation platform.

1/16/2013

The internet is where we go to get information, to connect, to collaborate, to share, and to create. With the white paper "Digital Connections in the Classroom," you’ll get a foundational look at the internet and a better understanding of how you can use it to promote learning.

1/16/2013

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of four new grade-level and subject-specific books in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series.

1/16/2013

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement last week regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards.

1/16/2013

The education dynamic setting up in this year’s Legislature goes like this: School superintendents and teacher groups are pressing legislators to restore school funding that was cut in the 2011 session while also pushing for a new way of measuring and testing students and their schools.

1/16/2013

Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.

1/16/2013

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

1/16/2013

There are major concerns as to how a kidnapping was allowed to happen inside a Philadelphia school.

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