K12 Headlines

11/7/2013

11/7/2013

The anguished and often angry national debate over how to improve American educational standards, focused intently on grading students and teachers, mostly bypasses how the inequity of resources — starting at the youngest — inevitably affects the outcome.

11/7/2013

The elementary schools serve kindergarten through eighth grade. The school board recently decided though that it's time that the nearly 320 seventh and eighth graders get a school of their own.

11/7/2013

The Wells High School building project will begin construction in 2014 on 81,000 square feet of new classroom space and 39,000 square feet of renovated space which includes the gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.

11/7/2013

The programs are still in their infancy, so questions remain about dogs that can distract, scare or send kids into sneezing fits. But they think they can cultivate their ideas to help schools across the country stay safe.

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

Educators have suggested that if they had a device or solution that could work as easily as an iPad to fit the needs of small-group collaboration, it would be a valuable addition to any classroom environment or collaboration lab.

11/6/2013

This semester Edublogs is once again hosting a student blogging challenge. It offers a series of blogging tasks designed to help students (and teachers) improve their blogging skills. Completing the tasks of the challenge will help students not only learn how to write better blog posts, but also how to be better online communicators in general.

11/6/2013

Members of the technology program at Le Sueur-Henderson High School are reaching out to the community in an effort to increase awareness of technological issues, including cyberbullying. The program hosts parent tech support sessions on Tuesday nights at the high school and discusses problems students may face on a regular basis when using technology.

11/6/2013

Tounya Clayton Wright has been named director of Hillside New Tech High School, a small STEM high school in Durham, N.C. She previously served as the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Hillside High School.

11/6/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane has proposed closing the district's smallest school, Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5 on the Bloomfield-Lawrenceville border, next year as part of a plan aimed at saving as much as $45 million a year through potential cuts ranging from mowing grass less frequently to moving some special education students from regional classrooms to neighborhood schools.

11/6/2013

When career tech students in 21 West Virginia districts returned to school this fall, they didn’t head to classrooms. They went to work. Through the state’s Simulated Workplace pilot program, high school students learn in classes that are restructured to feel like workplace environments. For instance, students will clock in upon arrival, take random drug tests, and be evaluated based on their “company’s” bottom line.

11/6/2013

A new study offers two answers: White people are making up a smaller percentage of the population than they used to, and different races are living in different school districts.

11/6/2013

November 21-26, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts 

11/6/2013

NAEYC’s new book inspires early childhood educators to imagine new possibilities in curriculum and learning.

11/6/2013

To help school districts across the nation better understand this important ruling and the changes they will need to make, the National School Boards Association has led an effort to develop a list of frequently asked questions in partnership with the National Education Association and the AASA, on school district employers’ and employees’ issues related to the DOMA ruling.

11/6/2013

McGraw-Hill Education and ed tech partner Time To Know launched Digital Teaching Platform 7.0, a data-driven, differentiated teaching and learning system for math and reading that delivers a deeply personalized educational experience with the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes.

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