K12 Headlines

10/8/2014

10/8/2014

Gov. Corbett took the stage to help Bethlehem's Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts celebrate a $1 million grant for its new building, currently under construction. The grant is the project's second through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

10/8/2014

Sayreville War Memorial High School canceled its football season amid an investigation into hazing and bullying allegations. The decision affects the school’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams.

10/8/2014

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the latest version of a cognitive assessment for school-aged children, is now available on Q-interactive, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.

10/8/2014

Studying the full scope of the nation's past in its many facets helps students understand the time, struggle and conflicting interests that shaped the young republic. All those who appreciate the complexity of history should continue their efforts to include as many viewpoints. Surely that is better than a course that sugarcoats controversy and protest and stresses patriotic platitudes.

10/8/2014

Be smart about concussions. These days, a likely scenario is that a player will not report an injury or mask its severity, upholding a “team first” mentality. Young players need to drop those delusions.

10/8/2014

A big boost from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation is helping a local charter school, Atlas Preparatory School, that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. A $750,000 grant will support a $2 million campaign to renovate a building it has purchased to add eleventh and twelth grades in the next two years.

10/8/2014

Naiku's classroom assessment software will be implemented districtwide for Putnam County School System's nearly 11,000 students in Tennessee. The cloud-based software measures and tracks each student’s proficiency of standards in any subject and grade.

10/8/2014

The town's board of education and New Jersey's Schools Development Authority continue to meet over the plan to consolidate the town's high schools into the Lakeside Middle School building to address overcrowding issues. Middle school students will be moved to the Millville Senior High School building. The entire project is estimated to cost $108 million, which will be covered by the state.

10/8/2014

Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums. District leaders have said there was nothing else to cut after years of funding woes that have prompted nearly $1 billion in cuts that includes the loss of 5,000 positions and the closure of 30 schools.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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Police are about to crack down on cellphone use in school zones and rightfully so. The new Louisiana law prohibiting cellphone use while driving in school zones during posted hours went into effect in August. It is unlikely that lawmakers will go so far as to require technology disabling devices while driving, so we must practice self-discipline.

10/8/2014

Technology firm Dyn has struggled to lure top engineers to its Manchester, N.H., office. So the company is helping to create a four-year STEAM high school program that will set to function as a high school within a high school. In addition to staples like social studies, students will get coursework in engineering and the arts and work with local businesses through internships and mentorships.

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