K12 Headlines

8/4/2015

8/4/2015

A Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a Jewish teacher who filed a lawsuit in May. Changes the district has to make include a districtwide ban on prayers at any school-sponsored event, among other stipulations.

8/3/2015

8/3/2015

Chicago Public Schools has changed the bell schedules at 82 schools in a move the district says will save $13.5 million by reducing transportation costs.

8/3/2015

Tacoma Public Schools will convene a committee in September to begin looking at new school attendance boundaries for the western end of the school district.

8/3/2015

The Edgenuity curriculum for high school students has been pre-approved by NCAA for use with district teachers. It provides state-certified teachers who interact with students via web conferencing, virtual whiteboard, email, phone and chat to provide direct instruction and support.

8/3/2015

Michigan’s public schools are lackluster. Students here continue to fall behind on national standardized tests. So more money must be the answer, right?

8/3/2015

Reading, writing and ’rithmetic may be the mainstays of public education in the United States, but without schooling in two other critical areas, all that other learning will amount to less than it should and could even affect national security. Indeed, it already as.

8/3/2015

The 2-megawatt project, approved by the Board of Education earlier this month, will be located on 10 open acres at the Sanfordville Elementary School campus, said David Leach, superintendent of schools.

8/3/2015

VIF International Education and A+ Schools are working together to provide internationally themed arts-integrated professional development to teachers through the VIF Learning Center. In the first module, educators will explore how the arts can enhance global learning in their classrooms.

8/3/2015

The North Carolina Education Lottery is on the verge of cracking $2 billion in gross revenue, which allowed it to contribute a record $522 million to education initiatives in the state last year.

8/3/2015

I’m not talking about lineups of scout troops with smiling senators and Assembly members. I’m talking about rallies, about thousands of children in matching t-shirts outside the Capitol, cheering speakers who challenge the governor and legislators to pass this bill or fund that program.

8/3/2015

The reasons being cited are House Bill 1989, approved in 2013, and an administrative code written by the Education Department for applying the law. The code says any data with counts of fewer than 10 students must be withheld.

8/3/2015

Department of Education officials said Wednesday that the state spent $50 million to administer PSSAs and Keystones last year, according to the Morning Call.

8/3/2015

Alaska teachers who want to supervise student teachers this coming school year must have taught for at least one year in their school districts, and three years total, and meet or exceed state content and performance standards.

8/3/2015

The Glenwood School recently added Hitachi CP-TW3003 interactive 3LCD projectors to each of its classrooms. The projectors are being used in combination with teachers’ computers, tablets, and document cameras.

8/3/2015

Recent controversies over Common Core standards have intensified the debate over high-stakes K-12 academic testing that became a national issue with President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.

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