K12 Headlines

4/21/2015

4/21/2015

Today, Big Data has replaced many human number crunchers, while robots are drafted for military endeavors and factory floor tasks. Humans are required to be creative, entrepreneurial, problem-solving thinkers. Games-centered curricula could be the best solution for educators to prepare students for today's workforce.

4/21/2015

Muncie Community Schools's director of secondary education will become the next superintendent of Richmond Community Schools. Todd Terrill will replace former Superintendent Allen Bourff, who left in December 2014 to take the same position with Hamilton Southeastern Schools.

4/21/2015

The Ohio district's superintendent of schools, Connie Hathorn, will become the superintendent of the Chapel School District in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

4/21/2015

The School District of Beloit Board of Education voted to offer the top administrator position to interim Co-Superintendent Tom Johnson. He was formerly superintendent of operations and administration. Former Superintendent Steve McNeal announced he was stepping down in December.

4/21/2015

Black and Latino children in New Jersey are far more likely to live in poverty, struggle in school, and get caught up in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems than white and Asian children, according to a new Advocates for Children of New Jersey report.

4/20/2015

4/20/2015

Skeptics question whether children can master what they need to know with no required curriculum, and advocates concede that free schools are not for everyone. But they say it’s a form of education that trusts in children’s innate desire to learn, and cultivates the independent, critical thinking that democracy depends on.

4/20/2015

Thirty-one vacant school buildings are scattered across the city, relics of a time when St. Louis was teeming with children. As students have left for the suburbs and charter schools, the district’s student population has fallen from its peak of 115,543 in 1967 to about 26,000 this year.

4/20/2015

Mothers whose children suffer seizures speak in support of a bill that would have schools treat marijuana like other prescription drugs, but federal law is seen as an obstacle.

4/20/2015

The Crescent Leadership Academy is one of just three schools set up to deal with problem kids, and before its current principal arrived, it was widely known as a weak link. A local nonprofit alleged the school was little more than a way station on the school-to-prison pipeline.

4/20/2015

A debate over the right to a free public education has surfaced in the most contentious legislative battle in California this year: Does one student's right to an education trump another student's right to stay healthy?

4/20/2015

Dianna Wentzell spent nine years teaching social studies or writing in public schools, two years teaching world history at a magnet school, and one year teaching various subjects in Pakistan. Those are qualifications Gov. Dannel Malloy's first controversial commissioner did not have.

4/20/2015

The Every Child Succeeds Act—a bipartisan education bill to replace the controversial No Child Left Behind law and reduce the federal government's power over schools—cleared its first big hurdle last week.

4/20/2015

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is taking a paid leave of absence in the face of a federal investigation that subpoenas show is taking a broad approach in its search for information about the district's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract.

4/20/2015

The newly launched Kart Kingdom is a collection of curriculum-based games that help children ages 6-9 learn systems-thinking skills collaboratively. The PBS KIDS game also features a new junior edition of E-line Media’s Gamestar Mechanic, which allows students to create, play and share their own digital games.

4/20/2015

A web-based cyberethics module for grades 3 through 6 has been released by Intel Security and Discovery Education as part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program. Students will learn how to act more responsibly online and explore concepts such as cyberbullying, plagiarism and positive digital footprints.

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