K12 Headlines

12/3/2013

12/3/2013

The report, released on October 28, 2013 at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida, looks at the changing landscape of online learning and finds that more than 75% of districts now offer some blended learning options as an alternative to fully virtual or traditional brick and mortar schools.

12/3/2013

Contrary to what you might read, education reformers are not all wealthy philanthropists. They are not pushing a corporate agenda to dismantle public education. They do not want to turn students and teachers into test-obsessed automatons. They are not anti-teacher.

12/3/2013

More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.

12/3/2013

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

12/3/2013

Last week a state district court judge threw out a wrong-headed challenge to the new state teacher evaluations that finally put student achievement front and center.

12/3/2013

The Texas Education Agency has yet to open a formal investigation into Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by the former NFL star. But disarray in the school’s leadership and concerns brought up by parents and the news media have caught the agency’s attention.

12/2/2013

12/2/2013

NAESP and VINCI recognize the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities for all children and will work together to help build the capacity of principals in PK-3 education to close and ultimately prevent achievement gaps between students from disadvantaged households and their more affluent peers.

12/2/2013

The STEM and healthy living conferences will provide a training ground for students to join together and create action plans to solve the problems facing their communities.

12/2/2013

Free 50-minute presentations are designed to complement health, science or psychology classes and are typically presented in the freshman or sophomore year of high school. Each trained presentation team includes a young adult in recovery.

12/2/2013

As Missouri education commissioner, Nicastro gets to figure out how to make sure kids in the Kansas City Public Schools and other struggling districts get a quality education without wreaking havoc with the state’s messed-up transfer policy. She is also overseeing the state's Common Core roll-out. So why help a group that wants to gut teacher tenure in Missouri?

12/2/2013

The screen monitoring feature allows teachers to view thumbnails of multiple student tablets at the same time. It also allows the teacher to select any tablet for a larger view and has the ability to print the screen capture along with the device name and date and time stamp.

12/2/2013

Somehow, it always seems to surprise conservative Utah political leaders when the costs of education are added up. The term "free public education" doesn’t mean the government’s job in providing all Americans with the basic knowledge they need to succeed in society can be done without a substantial investment of tax revenue.

12/2/2013

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District in New Mexico will be joining districts from Santa Fe, Taos and Española in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into spending more of the state's money on education.

12/2/2013

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

12/2/2013

The short but rocky relationship between the Reading, Pa. school board and Superintendent Dr. Carlinda Purcell has come to an end. The board voted to fire Purcell, effective immediately. Substitute Superintendent Karen B. Gokay will take over as acting superintendent.

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