K12 Headlines

8/13/2015

8/13/2015

The state’s plan to ease the testing burden for 10th graders may well get federal approval, but Colorado still has to jump through some hoops before the assessment and accountability system change is a done deal.

8/13/2015

The program, administered by the state Department of Education, is designed to restart projects frozen during a four-year moratorium on state-financed school construction and kick off new projects with a $20 million revolving loan fund.

8/12/2015

8/12/2015

A growing number of schools are monitoring their students’ weight and sending updates home, much like report cards. But a new study of the first state to adopt the practice shows that the letters have had almost no effect, at least on older teenagers.

8/12/2015

New versions of Waggle, Triumph Learning's smart practice solution, align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The three versions help students master math and ELA skills and educators monitor real-time student progress.

8/12/2015

Electronic devices on the football field? We explore what these devices are used for and why not everyone is happy about this.

8/12/2015

Lockers used to be the place where students stashed their stuff, hung up posters and checked their hair, but schools now say that trend is going to the wayside. Hundreds of lockers are being torn out at Albemarle High School to make way for spots to charge laptops.

8/12/2015

Some board members from the Florida district say implementing a uniform policy will discourage bullying, allow its more than 60,000 students focus in school, and improve the school environment overall.

8/12/2015

The best way to prevent students from becoming bullying statistics is to know your students and their disabilities, understand the law, encourage peer intervention, and foster open positive relationships between parents and schools.

8/12/2015

After postponing their budget for weeks, Chicago Public Schools officials have finally coughed up a plan. The longer the system defers, the greater the cost to taxpayers of the ultimate reckoning. The more it borrows to scoop and toss old debt, the more money it has to divert away from educating children in the future.

8/12/2015

Standards of Learning test scores in the state are up compared to the previous school year. The 2014-15 school year was the first during which students in grades 3-8 were allowed to retake the tests in reading, math, science and history. On average, students who re-took tests increased pass rates by about four points on each test.

8/12/2015

The College Reach-Out Program at Hillsborough Community College, which serves disadvantaged middle and high school students in central Florida, used Shmoop to prepare students for standardized tests and the college application process.

8/12/2015

Clio school officials say they will continue to lock down school buildings when guns are spotted on school property even after a Michigan judge ruled that some firearm owners could openly carry on district property.

8/12/2015

The new Inspire Science is a core elementary science curriculum for K5 students that blends science and engineering practices with problem-based learning to engage students in STEM while improving literacy and math skills.

8/12/2015

The recommended formula from Pennsylvania's Basic Education Funding Commission would more fairly allocate funds to districts based on factors such as schools' average daily enrollment, the prevalence and degree of student poverty, charter school enrollment, median household incomes, population density and local taxing effort, among other things.

8/12/2015

A teenage girl in Maple Shade lost another legal battle in her quest to use medical marijuana in school to help control her seizure disorder as an administrative law judge ruled it would violate state laws designed to ban drug use in school zones.

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