K12 Headlines

3/5/2014

3/5/2014

The results of a scientific research study on Benchmark Education's Benchmark Literacy reading program among K6 students in several Virginia schools showed that the program helped 11 percent more students score proficient or advanced on Virginia's SOL test than their state’s average.

3/5/2014

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

3/5/2014

A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked and out of sight in parked cars on school property passed the Indiana House, with mostly Republican support.

3/5/2014

After 11 snow days so far for Jefferson County Public Schools and other districts, Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that could waive as many as 10 instructional days for districts that have missed several school days because of the weather.

3/5/2014

Columbus' Board of Education voted to close five schools at the end of this school year. The board also approved the resignation of former Independence High School Principal Christopher Qualls, who had been implicated in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

3/5/2014

A new Harvard School of Public Health study comparing vegetable and fruit consumption before and after federally mandated standards in 2012 showed that the students did actually eat more of each while the amount of waste left behind remained similar to before the standards were changed.

3/5/2014

Over 100 at-risk youth from Buffalo's Brighter Choice Charter Schools attend a bi-weekly after-school academy that promotes the sciences at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

3/5/2014

Sadly, decreasing opportunities for organized play is increasing obesity rates, creating “adult” health problems and negatively impacting the academic performance of our children.

3/5/2014

In the 16 years since the state imposed restrictions on bilingual education with Proposition 227, California has largely squandered one of its most valuable economic and cultural resources.

3/5/2014

Polk County launched its first after-school STEM-focused High School High Tech site, joining 39 other sites around the state to help students with disabilities pursue post-secondary education and explore career paths that fit their interests.

3/5/2014

March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.

3/5/2014

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

3/5/2014

State lawmakers have passed measures in both chambers to set the public school year at 990 instructional hours over 180 school days rather than the current 2010 law's scheduled increase to 1,080 hours by 2016.

3/4/2014

3/4/2014

Allegion PLC announced its 2014 lineup, including training courses, seminars, webinars, trade shows and K12 conference meetings. Two options include the “School Locking Hardware” for administrators and the Power Hour Webinar Series.

3/4/2014

An El Paso charter school is in the midst of a 2-year sustainability practice project. As students create and maintain a 1.25-acre community garden and outdoor classroom, teachers are also incorporating the project into their daily curriculum with future plans for green urban planning projects.

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