K12 Headlines

7/14/2015

7/14/2015

As part of an exclusive partnership, more than 1,000 of Twig World Ltd.'s standards-aligned, content connection videos will be seamlessly embedded into STEMscopes, Accelerate Learning’s digital STEM curriculum.

7/14/2015

Considering their lesson plans are tailored specifically towards the field they want to pursue upon graduation, students at the new Delaware Met will be responsible for owning their education. As part of this “Big Picture Learning” model, the school will also partner with businesses and organizations to provide the students with internships.

7/13/2015

7/13/2015

The Texas school district has added Principles & Elements of Floral Design to its curriculum resources offered through CEV Multimedia's iCEV online platform. Career and technical education courses are offered in 33 of Austin ISD's schools.

7/13/2015

Many are policy items the state's leading Republicans slipped into the proposal with no public debate, such as allowing the Milwaukee County executive to take over failing schools in Milwaukee, creating a special-needs voucher program and requiring all students to pass a civics test to graduate.

7/13/2015

Among Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown's major proposals: Making charter school management and finances more open to the public, tracking how charter schools fit into each area's education plans and making sure that making profits isn't more important than educating kids.

7/13/2015

A study found that second-generation Mexican Americans in California and Texas had achieved more education, higher earnings, less poverty, more white-collar jobs and greater rates of home ownership than their immigrant parents.

7/13/2015

As budget-strapped Chicago follows a mass school closure with a new plan to layoff more than 1,400 teachers, one set of transactions sticks out: the city’s moves to refinance $1 billion in debt through complex financial instruments called swaps.

7/13/2015

Chicago Public Schools will increase organized sports opportunities for girls at a minimum of 12 high schools for the coming school year as part of a broader settlement with federal investigators who found "significant" gender-based participation gaps in district sports programs.

7/13/2015

The Bureau of Indian Education has set curriculums for years. But the federal agency gave seven tribes funds to develop their own school boards and curriculums, including the teaching of indigenous languages.

7/13/2015

Texas' current truancy law, which allows schools to file misdemeanor charges against students who play hooky too often, appears to be working the way its designers hoped. But the rules will change when students return to school this fall, and there is widespread disagreement on what to expect.

7/13/2015

In an early glimpse of how much tougher state tests could be in the Common Core era, a new federal report released in July shows that early adopters of the controversial standards are assessing their students using far higher bars of difficulty.

7/13/2015

The new arrangement will ultimately put an end to a five-year agreement with Pearson that had become the subject of anger and protest from parent and teacher groups throughout the state.

7/13/2015

The mainstream school system — with its barrage of tests, Common Core and “excellent sheep” — encourages learning as a passive, standardized process. But here and there, with the help of YouTube and thousands of podcasts, a growing group of students and adults are beginning to supplement their education.

7/13/2015

A jury in Washington state has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

7/13/2015

In contrast to door-blocking devices, the Securitech QID (Quick Intruder Deadbolt) classroom lock is activated by pushing a button to instantly activate both the deadbolt and the lever handle lock. The mechanism can also be opened from the outside by first responders and other authorized personnel.

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