K12 Headlines

11/18/2014

11/18/2014

Paul Casciano, who became superintendent of the New York school district eight years ago at one of the most tumultuous times in its 181-year history, will retire at the end of the school year. The longtime educator has more than 40 years in the district as a student, teacher, principal and its top official.

11/18/2014

Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study on the "Tools for the Mind" technique.

11/18/2014

Through a new partnership with Destination Imagination (DI), PCG Education will repurpose and incorporate DI hands-on STEM, arts and service learning content into in-school curriculum and afterschool programs for K12 students. PCG will also partner with DI to deliver summer camp programming.

11/18/2014

The flow of state money to 33 charter schools authorized by Louisiana’s education board will continue, a judge decided, but a teachers’ union and the Iberville Parish school system will get another chance to stop it in December. The union and school system contend the use of state money at the charter schools is unconstitutional.

11/18/2014

There may be aspects of the Common Core Standards that are useful to students and teachers. The problem is that student learning is just collateral damage in No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top and Common Core. From the start, Common Core has always been primarily about corporate profits and high-stakes testing.

11/17/2014

11/17/2014

Comcast Business' ethernet services have been selected by the California district to provide high-capacity internet connectivity and expanded bandwidth support for Oakland USD's personalized learning curriculum and applications.

11/17/2014

In a change educators say will allow them to better measure student learning, the Selah School District is replacing traditional letter grades with a four-point number system at some of its schools.

11/17/2014

By retreating from the state’s century-old commitment to an “absolutely free public education,” the Department of Education has opened the door to a two-tier educational system, one that offers enhanced educational opportunities for those who can pay for them and inferior ones for those who can’t.

11/17/2014

For decades, we've let virtually anyone with a college degree become a teacher. According to Sandra Feldman, then-head of a national teachers union, this approach is "disastrous."

11/17/2014

Ohio State University’s new athletic-training and medical-services agreement with Upper Arlington schools is upping the ante in the bidding war among central Ohio’s hospital systems, which are seeking greater access to high-school athletes and their families.

11/17/2014

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation released a final report on the successes, challenges and lessons of a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant awarded to the Poughkeepsie City School District for a two and-a-half year period, from December 2012 through May.

11/17/2014

An unannounced “active shooter drill” at a Florida middle school left teachers and students frightened and confused, and has angered parents who say police and administrators terrified their children.

11/17/2014

Teachers may leave for larger districts, but it was usually because the school they left for was their hometown school.

11/17/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the second round of the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School partnership awards, known as P-TECH.

11/17/2014

More than 21 percent of families lack health insurance, more than a three percentage point increase from last year. Yet every day, more than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school in a district with no nurse.

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