K12 Headlines

10/20/2014

10/20/2014

Education may be the great equalizer, but not every child in Alabama has an equal opportunity to quality education.

10/20/2014

Sangari Active Science changed its name to Activate Learning. While the company’s name is changing, Activate Learning’s elementary school program, Sangari Active Science, will keep its name moving forward.

10/20/2014

Learners Edge has added Simpson College as a new academic partner, expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding areas. Simpson College will offer 17 continuing education courses for pre-K through 12 educators, including courses on ADHD, literacy, autism and bullying.

10/20/2014

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

10/20/2014

That’s what the Buffalo School Board needs to do as it contemplates opening new charter schools as a strategy to improve the education of the city’s underserved students.

10/20/2014

At its Wednesday meeting, the board voted to delay the release of the “accountability” letter grades for Indiana schools. Why? Because incomplete data adversely affected the A-to-F grades of five schools, according to Associated Press and Indianapolis Star reports.

10/20/2014

Direct state funding for public schools in Kansas is still nearly 15 percent less than it was before the start of the Great Recession, according to a report from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities, a Washington think tank.

10/20/2014

Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying “there is no reason for schools to close …”

10/20/2014

A hearing last week to fire a principal revealed a startling consequence of the Columbus City Schools data-scrubbing scandal: Years’ worth of school-attendance rates are lies and can’t be made right.

10/20/2014

In the last six years, Bancroft Principal Ann Grebeck has seen a 75 percent drop in the number of students referred to her office for behavior problems.

10/20/2014

To make suspensions something more than quality couch-time and to support some of the Montclair School District's at-risk students, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp. is piloting a new program that will provide tutoring and counseling to students suspended from Montclair High School.

10/20/2014

What's added fuel to the fire is a recent report produced by Stanford and two other universities that found philanthropic money is moving away from traditional public schools and toward private efforts, mostly charter schools.

10/20/2014

Members of the Go Public steering committee pointed to a survey last month in which 40 percent of respondents said they had a strong positive impression of local public schools, up from 27 percent a year earlier.

10/17/2014

10/17/2014

High school football is a great source of community spirit and pride for many towns. It's practically unpatriotic to suggest options other than our current paradigm. And who's to say that an academically-driven schedule in Sayreville would have protected those boys from criminal assault? But our Friday Night Lights fixation is getting in the way of student learning.

10/17/2014

Facing criticism over the rollout of an ambitious plan to put a personal computing device in the hands of every student, Superintendent John Deasy stepped down from his post with LAUSD. Deasy is credited with improving test scores and increasing graduation rates for the district. Ramon Cortines, a former Los Angeles superintendent, will serve as interim superintendent.

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