K12 Headlines

3/17/2015

3/17/2015

In addition to SafeStop App's current real-time bus locator, predictive arrival times and messaging areas, the new version will include an updated parent portal website.

3/17/2015

Honeywell and NASA's hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to New Jersey's middle schools this spring. The show is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM.

3/17/2015

District officials are asking the Alabama attorney general for an opinion as to whether the Hoover school board has to release individual employees' payroll records when salary schedules are available and employees object.

3/17/2015

A national group that promotes tax-funded, privately operated charter schools, gave Ohio low marks for its state laws and policies allowing the growth of the alternative public schools. Center for Education Reform's report ranked Ohio 28 out of the 42 states and District of Columbia that allow charter schools.

3/17/2015

A proposed Maine bill would allow school districts to lower the mandatory attendance age from 7 to 5. It gives schools the power to step in on behalf of its youngest students before a truancy pattern develops. But for it to be effective, schools have to collect and monitor real-time data on attendance, so they can identify at-risk students and respond quickly.

3/17/2015

Beyond the value of teaching democracy by practicing it and developing leaders by giving them a leadership role, the exclusion of students in districtwide and schoolwide decision-making is pragmatically unsound. Our efforts to educate them would benefit from including the voices of these students.

3/17/2015

Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class. Black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school.

3/17/2015

Linda Goewey has been picked by the New York district as superintendent of schools. She is currently the assistant superintendent of instruction and personnel at the Central Square Central School District, a position she has held for almost five years.

3/16/2015

3/16/2015

Education has become highly competitive. We hear about district, statewide, national and international data. We hear politicians and interest groups tell us their interpretation of this data, which they use as a basis to further their agendas. Unfortunately, the resulting headlines don’t always tell the whole story.

3/16/2015

If the linkage can be established between a student’s civil right to a free and appropriate education, their attempt to enter a charter school and subsequent denial of same because of an existing law (the charter school cap), then the aforementioned barristers will have created the potential for a landmark case, comparable to any in the annals of education law in Massachusetts.

3/16/2015

The correlation between school spending and student achievement is far weaker than commonly thought.

3/16/2015

Even when other schools were dropping the arts, teachers here have integrated art and music into their classes for at least 15 years. Lucker says it helps her as a teacher.

3/16/2015

An analysis of immunization data for the 2014-15 academic year shows that Utah County parents are less likely to immunize their 5-year-olds than those who live in Salt Lake County.

3/16/2015

State lawmakers are attempting to address the inequity, but there may not be enough money in the state’s checkbook to cover any viable solution.

3/16/2015

Indiana school districts that have missed more than a week of class due to winter weather are searching for ways to make up those days.

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