K12 Headlines

10/31/2013

10/31/2013

The move allows students to squeeze in more lessons. That could help transfer students who had to drop classes when they moved to schools with shorter schedules or failing students who are falling behind in the credits they need for graduation, proponents say.

10/31/2013

The teacher wanted students to learn about the brewing process as part of a lesson on fermentation. But Adrienne Moerz, the mother of a 15-year-old student at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., said having kids visit the brewery encourages underage drinking, KDVR reports.

10/31/2013

School administrators said Tuesday that the district should overhaul its grading policy to make sure the marks reflect what students know, not how well they behave. Senior officials told school board members that the current system in which students can get grades as low as zero is too punitive.

10/31/2013

This year, the charter school added 64 students, an impressive gain but just one piece of a 945-student enrollment increase this fall at charter schools across the city, according to Joe Nathan, director of the Center for School Change. As of Oct. 1, charter school enrollment in St. Paul stood at 12,241, compared with 11,296 a year ago, he said.

10/31/2013

A Pennsylvania bill that would require the state’s schools to display the phrasepassed the House Education Committee last week in a 14-to-9 vote, according to Fox News. While proponents of the bill say it would serve to honor a national motto, others say it would violate the separation of church and state.

10/30/2013

10/30/2013

Indiana-based Clarksville Community School Corporation’s board of trustees have received one proposal for the first phase of construction of the New Tech school from Jeffersonville-based ARC Construction Management LLC. The total amount budgeted for Phase 1 work on the New Tech project is $5.5 million.

10/30/2013

Coachella Valley Unified, one of California's poorest districts, southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-kindergarten through high school. It's an ambitious effort that administrators and parents hope will transform how kids learn, boost achievement and narrow the digital divide with wealthier districts.

10/30/2013

The shift in CIO responsibilities has also trickled down to the rest of the tech team. No longer is it enough to be knowledgeable about computers. IT employees must have strong people skills as well.

10/30/2013

Seven Adelanto Elementary School District officials visited a handful of Miami public schools earlier this month, inspiring preparations for the opening of the California district's newest STEM school. Gus Franklin Elementary, a kindergarten through sixth-grade school, is set to open in August and will have a wing with virtual learning classrooms.

10/30/2013

It’s a three-year-old school with only about 300 students, but Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, is being called, by a very highly-placed source, the future of America’s presence in the global economy. That source is none other than President Barack Obama.

10/30/2013

The main building of the new $133 million Essex Technical High School measures three football fields in length. Clad in laminated wood veneer panels, it has the scale of an airport terminal. The building is large primarily because it’s four schools, or academies, in one.

10/30/2013

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

10/30/2013

This isn't your father's language lab. Since the beginning of the school year, the approximately 750 students of Somerville High School in Massachusetts who study Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese have been taking lessons in a state-of-the-art interactive learning lab with slick Apple-computer work stations.

10/30/2013

LaTechSTEP focuses on professional development of high school STEM teachers, followed by “Discovery Weekends” where university faculty and high school teachers collaborate as a team to present engineering design projects to high school students.

10/30/2013

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.

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