K12 Headlines

12/23/2013

12/23/2013

Even though many young people used to computers and cell phone correspondence no doubt wonder why they’d even need such handwriting ability, a good number of educators rightly believe good penmanship shouldn’t be erased from the old standards of reading, writing and arithmetic.

12/23/2013

The commitment includes hundreds of thousands of PSAs, significant digital promotion in both English and Spanish, as well as multiple joint promotion opportunities around the country over the next few years.

12/23/2013

In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

12/23/2013

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation.

12/23/2013

SchoolReach MultiCast makes multimodal parent messaging simple by giving users control over which types of messages should be sent and providing a simple interface and user experience.

12/23/2013

As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.

12/23/2013

Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.

12/23/2013

L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.

12/23/2013

While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.

12/23/2013

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

12/23/2013

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

12/23/2013

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

12/23/2013

DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

12/23/2013

A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.

12/20/2013

12/20/2013

For both campuses, a total of 150 Hitachi 3LCD projectors were installed. Interactive whiteboards and standard projector screens were both utilized, along with larger projections in each school’s gym, cafeteria and library.

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