K12 Headlines

6/9/2015

6/9/2015

Spending an hour a day with Big Bird, Elmo and Count von Count in elementary school is especially beneficial for boys, African-American youth and children from low-income families, according to a new study by two economics professors.

6/9/2015

With 80 percent of its members being taxpayer-funded schools, the Illinois High School Association should divulge information about its finances beyond the minimum requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. Otherwise, it is impossible even to know if its revenue-sharing arrangement with the schools is a fair deal.

6/9/2015

Although it's been called the “gold standard” of education funding, the state's school funding formula hasn’t been updated since 2007. It has not kept pace with what education truly costs with rising health insurance and special education expenses.

6/9/2015

Even with recent gains, the teen birth rate in the city remains twice as high as that of the rest of the state; Baltimore's reproductive health services in school-based clinics is clearly needed. But the question arises as to why Baltimore schools are offering this service but neighboring suburban school districts are not.

6/9/2015

Getting students to stay in school in some of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods can be a challenge, so the city has teamed up with a not-for-profit that offers students the powerful incentive of money—made from their own businesses.

6/9/2015

After conducting months of debates and polling on the matter, Superintendent Cindy Marten has recommended that San Diego USD join the majority of other districts in the county that start school before Labor Day.

6/9/2015

The school district—which has no reserve fund—faces a projected $1.1 billion deficit, including a $634 million pension payment due by the end of June. A bill has been introduced to allow Illinois' in-over-their-heads local governments and school districts to file Chapter Nine bankruptcy petitions.

6/9/2015

State Senate Republicans are looking to reward school districts with higher graduation rates and reading scores as part of their widespread changes to Ohio's two-year, $71 billion budget.

6/8/2015

6/8/2015

Education should be the tool to lift people out of poverty. The Oklahoma pre-K through high school education system isn’t fulfilling that role.

6/8/2015

Not only did the number of students tested annually more than double with NCLB, the requirement to test 95 percent of all students means that schools must schedule make-up exams.

6/8/2015

Thankfully, the days of "chalk and talk" instruction, where a teacher talks to the class while writing on a chalkboard, are long gone.

6/8/2015

According to the National Center for Homeless Education, only 21.5 percent of elementary students experiencing homelessness are proficient in math and 24.4 percent proficient in reading — both fundamental skills to set our youth on a firm path.

6/8/2015

Georgia's new chief privacy officer appointed this week said she will focus on training school districts about the importance of both collecting and protecting data on Georgia students.

6/8/2015

Instructure, a software-as-a-service company and creator of the Canvas learning management system, is incorporating Zaption's interactive video lessons in 10 Canvas Network courses. For educators, Zaption's advanced analytics provide immediate feedback on students' engagement and their understanding of key concepts.

6/8/2015

Berwyn South School District 100 in Illinois deployed Lexia Reading Core5 across all elementary schools while Wisconsin's West Allis-West Milwaukee School District incorporated the program for all pre-K-5 students across the district.

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