K12 Headlines

8/24/2015

8/24/2015

Designed for administration in the fall, winter and spring, RAPID (Reading Assessment for Prescriptive Instructional Data) Assessment uses a computer-adaptive process to identify and monitor reading and language skills for students in grades 3–12 so that teachers can quickly acquire actionable data for instruction and measure the long-term growth of each student’s skills.

8/24/2015

The Wake County school system will open traditional-calendar schools today with 100 teaching vacancies and uncertainty about how many teacher assistants will be funded by the state this school year.

8/24/2015

Across Baltimore's suburbs, school districts are hiring more translators, updating policies and taking other steps to address the demographic shift that includes an influx of Hispanic and Asian students.

8/24/2015

School Specialty's SPARK teamed up with KIDS in the GAME and ICAN Foundation to provide the Oakhurst Intermediate School in Mississippi with resources to develop a comprehensive physical education and health program. SPARK also collaborates with other supporting organizations to promote active and healthy living.

8/24/2015

School districts will not be penalized for having large numbers of students refuse to sit for the New York State standardized tests this year, education officials said on Thursday, ending months of uncertainty over how they would respond to a growing antitesting movement.

8/24/2015

A new poll suggests that a majority of adults think annual standardized testing is a good thing. They’re not as fond of the opt-out movement.

8/24/2015

Both the House and Senate versions of the updated No Child Left Behind Act are devised to prevent the federal government from doing something it has hardly ever done: force state and local governments to overhaul low-performing schools.

8/21/2015

8/21/2015

Some schools are adding another tool to the fight for fitter kids: Architecture. Beyond healthy eating interventions in kitchen and dining spaces, a Virginia school was also designed to keep kids more active, with features like inviting stairways, walking paths, and furniture that flexes as students sit, so they aren't completely still.

8/21/2015

Sarena Shivers, the assistant superintendent for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, has been chosen as the finalist to become the next Redford Union Schools superintendent.

8/21/2015

Ken Gagner, an elementary school principal in Morris since 2012, has been named to head up the Minnesota school district.

8/21/2015

A new Gallup study commissioned by Google spotlights a potentially perilous economic disconnect as tech companies struggle to enlarge their engineering talent pools. While 90 percent of parents see computer science as a good use of school resources, fewer than 8 percent of administrators believe parent demand is high.

8/21/2015

The state Education Department will pick up the $1.5 million tab for every public high school junior in Oklahoma to take the ACT college-preparatory test this spring. The pilot program will give the opportunity to take the test to as many 22,000 juniors who otherwise might not have taken the ACT.

8/21/2015

Graduation Achievement Charter High School has selected Edgenuity’s Instructional Services offering and curriculum as the Atlanta-based virtual school’s primary learning solution.

8/21/2015

Laura Abel, the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and administration since 2012, is taking over the top position at the Virginia school system. She is replacing former Superintendent Jeffery Smith, who took the top spot at Hampton City Schools in July.

8/21/2015

The search for the next Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker School District superintendent is over with the selection of Brian Keim for the job. He was hired to take over as Laker secondary school principal in 2009 and has held the position since. Bob Smith, the Michigan district's current superintendent, will retire in December.

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