K12 Headlines

8/26/2014

8/26/2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later to align school schedules to adolescents' biological sleep rhythms. Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance. 

8/26/2014

Hawaii's public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education 2013-14 Strive HI Performance System results. The state saw a 7 percent drop in chronic absenteeism from 18 to 11 percent for 2013-2014 while 163 of 169 elementary schools improved their chronic absenteeism rates.

8/25/2014

8/25/2014

According to a 2013 report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), "Mississippi stood out as the least financially capable state, placing in the bottom five in four out of five measures."

8/25/2014

If Cedar Rapids school board members approve new agreements with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, school-based therapy largely will be replaced in favor of assessments and consultations.

8/25/2014

TemplateHaven.com has a new collection of back-to-school templates available. Several student fundamentals are included in the new collection of academic templates, such as 2014-2015 school calendars and weekly planners. For teachers and administrators, gradebooks, field trip permission forms, student of the month templates and more are also included.

8/25/2014

The Future of Privacy Forum unveiled a new resource website, FerpaSherpa.org, which will provide parents, school officials, policymakers and service providers access to laws, standards and guidelines to better understand student privacy issues.

8/25/2014

How can we move our students from simply being “good enough” to make it to the next step, to a level of excellence that allows them to fully compete in a global economy?

8/25/2014

It doesn’t really matter if you can pass a test given by the teacher in a chemistry class, if the test itself doesn’t measure what is considered basic knowledge.

8/25/2014

The local funding is one concern about virtual charter schools: Although virtual schools obviously don’t require transportation funding or much in the way of building maintenance, they nonetheless receive a portion of that funding.

8/25/2014

Spellex Corporation announced the DysLex font for dyslexia as the newest addition to their line of speech recognition and spell checking software for the learning disabled. Every letter in the DysLex character set is graphically designed with attributes that eliminate or greatly reduce the difficulty in character interpretation.

8/25/2014

The school year in Ferguson was scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, but the opening was delayed because of the unrest that followed the killing of Michael Brown five days earlier.

8/25/2014

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston’s suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today’s cutthroat job market.

8/25/2014

While Maryland schools are well equipped to take in immigrants, the thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border from Central America bring a new set of issues.

8/25/2014

There is no rule to stop parents from applying to multiple schools for their students to attend, according to the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools.

8/25/2014

The board is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to amend the act "to reduce testing mandates."

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