K12 Headlines

7/16/2015

7/16/2015

In San Francisco, dozens of students are getting real-life lessons in what it takes to build a tiny house, fix a Muni bus air compressor or create an alternative water treatment program as part of a summer program to gain exposure to a range of construction careers.

7/16/2015

A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

7/16/2015

District leaders are complaining to commissioners that they’re working off a spending plan that the state is woefully underfunding based on a formula that they say grossly underestimates the true cost of education.

7/16/2015

Most of the teachers at the city's two lowest-performing high schools have left or been fired, according to data released by the Department of Education. The principals of both schools were the only two allowed to re-hire their entire staffs under a deal between the city, the U.F.T. and the city's principals' union.

7/16/2015

To ensure Washington legislators fulfill their obligations to provide ample state funding of public schools, the state Supreme Court must ban the use of local levies for basic education and appoint a special master to oversee the process.

7/16/2015

The city is set to open a new all girls' middle school next month. The Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School will be the first program of its type connected to an already successful city private school.

7/16/2015

Within his first 100 days, Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang says he wants to create a plan to expand Advanced Work classes — an accelerated academic program that provides students with more work in school and at home.

7/15/2015

7/15/2015

The TeachPoint PD Tracking Tool is designed to track, manage and streamline the entire professional development process for schools, including events, activities, collaborative tools and a link between ongoing professional development and the evaluation process.

7/15/2015

Officials at a Florida middle school used a large color-coded magnetic board to plot all the days students spent testing. The startling conclusion: 91 days of the 180 days in the school year were dedicated in part or in full to state standardized tests and district-required exams. It does not include chapter or unit tests written by teachers.

7/15/2015

Thousands of school nutritionists gathered in Salt Lake City this week to find innovative solutions that could help them provide meals that are both nutritious and tasty for students. The convention featured new solutions for school lunch programs, ranging from food samples to kitchen gadgets to boost safety and efficiency.

7/15/2015

At a public forum that will help shape the future of the school district's police department, principals, education advocates, parents and police supporters were divided on whether stationing armed officers in Baltimore schools would be in the best interest of students.

7/15/2015

CPR training during high school should be considered a life skill, much like swimming or driver education, and thus become a national standard set by the U.S. Department of Education. This notion of school-based training, easily housed within one class period on one day, represents a tantalizing path to potentially save many lives each year.

7/15/2015

Smart Horizons Career Online Education is teaming up with Hamilton County Educational Service Center in Ohio to re-engage struggling learners by redesigning the classroom to use blended learning practices and offer students various AdvancED/SACS accredited workforce certificates.

7/15/2015

Leander ISD has signed an agreement with Tyler Technologies, Inc. covering software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support. In addition to using Tyler's Munis enterprise resource planning system, the district will integrate Tyler Content Manager and Tyler Pulse products.

7/15/2015

New York City charter school seats that open up in older grades sometimes go unfilled, according to new data from the Independent Budget Office. The report reaffirms that the city's charter schools still lag behind district schools in serving both English language learners and students with disabilities, although they continue to serve larger shares of black and Hispanic students.

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