K12 Headlines

12/23/2013

12/23/2013

As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.

12/23/2013

Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.

12/23/2013

L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.

12/23/2013

While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.

12/23/2013

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

12/23/2013

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

12/23/2013

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

12/23/2013

DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

12/23/2013

A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.

12/20/2013

12/20/2013

For both campuses, a total of 150 Hitachi 3LCD projectors were installed. Interactive whiteboards and standard projector screens were both utilized, along with larger projections in each school’s gym, cafeteria and library.

12/20/2013

ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as educational tablets, smartphones, and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards.

12/20/2013

Each webinar in the “Of the People” series will provide students and educators with a behind-the-scenes look at White House operations and an introduction to administration officials.

12/20/2013

Targeted for social and lounge environments, Fluid Power for MOTIV was created to allow a greater dispersal of power to support electronics and encourage social learning.

12/20/2013

Mayor Bloomberg’s overhaul of the public schools was one of the most ambitious projects in the history of city government—backed by a doubling of the education budget during his tenure. From the very question of who would control the country’s largest school system to the tiny details of what kids ate for lunch, Bloomberg evaluated and acted on every aspect of public schools.

12/20/2013

Michigan’s top education official says they are celebrating over the good news that the state has been awarded millions of dollars in federal funds for early learning education. State Superintendent Mike Flanaghan says he and others in the Department of Education were ecstatic over Michigan winning $51.7-million from the federal government’s Race to the Top program.

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