K12 Headlines

4/30/2014

4/30/2014

Path4Success is partnering with more than 86 high schools and sports camps around the country for this upcoming school year. The seminars focus on topics such as academics, standardized test, college admissions, cyberbullying, social media and drugs and alcohol.

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May 8, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

4/30/2014

Efforts to improve the academic performance of freshmen drove large improvements in graduation rates three years later in a diverse set of 20 Chicago public high schools, according to a report released by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

4/30/2014

SPARK has added five-minute Fast Break Videos to its Classroom Activity & Recess program, SPARKabc’s. The Fast Break Videos provide educators with a quick, visual tool for getting students active in between lessons.

4/30/2014

Apex Learning is expanding its Apex Learning Tutorials to middle school students. The new Tutorials include Math 6, 7, 8 and English language arts 6, 7, 8. Tutorials are tablet-ready for Android and iOS devices as well as netbooks, laptops and desktop computers.

4/30/2014

National Geographic Learning's Financial Algebra has been approved for use in Mesa Public Schools' high schools in Arizona. The algebra-based, technology-rich program is developed for and aligned to the Common Core State Standards that use Algebra I skills in a financial setting.

4/30/2014

The House voted to advance a bill for a six-year process to change the way Vermont schools are governed. The bill seeks to address declining enrollment, rising costs and shrinking educational opportunities in some schools by inducing the 273 districts to consolidate down to about 50.

4/30/2014

While Oregon rural districts that are offering a fifth or sixth year using K12 funding are doing the right thing for kids in their communities, a better plan is one the state is studying now. It would fund two years of community college for high school graduates and take advantage of available federal money.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

4/30/2014

In a debate that showed sharp divisions about how best to protect children and teachers, the Florida House approved a bill that would allow designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. They would need to be trained and have military or law-enforcement backgrounds.

4/30/2014

Lawmakers reached a deal on K12 education funding that will pump more than $100 million into maintenance and construction for traditional public schools statewide. Charter schools, however, were given only three-quarters of the $91 million they received last year.

4/30/2014

Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams in New York will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.

4/30/2014

The Louisiana House voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.

4/30/2014

According to a new study from the American Psychological Association, girls do better than boys in school. What may be a surprise is that this holds true at all ages, in all subjects including math and science and around the world.

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