K12 Headlines

1/8/2014

1/8/2014

Work speeds up around the holidays for employees of technology departments in schools and businesses across the country, while it slows for the people they serve. It’s a time when few will complain if tech workers interrupt Internet access or shut down email servers to make upgrades.

1/8/2014

School administrators overwhelmed by the idea of blended learning need not fear: many districts have successfully implemented one of four models now widely accepted in K12 education. Even more encouraging, some of these schools are seeing increased achievement, lower dropout rates and other positive results.

1/8/2014

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

1/7/2014

1/7/2014

Taylor, a graduate of her district's high school, is a former classroom teacher and principal who was chosen to fill the school system's top post seven years ago.

1/7/2014

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

1/7/2014

Board of Education to vote on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools that want to open this fall. It would mark largest single-year expansion of charter schools since state's program was in its infancy in the late 1990s.

1/7/2014

This is the era of the edu-preneur, when being a K12 or higher ed professional can mean anything from cofounding a start-up with excess of $50 million in funding or launching a venture that uses the Kickstarter model to fund classrooms and libraries in at-risk communities.

1/7/2014

About 1,450 students who have been attending classes in temporary buildings will move to new schools following tornado that hit May 22, 2011, and was the single deadliest in the U.S. since records were first kept in 1950.

1/7/2014

Making students care about school enough to give their best effort is an intractable problem for both parents and teachers. Research shows that many diligent, good students find a sharp fall off in motivation in the middle-school years.

1/7/2014

A legislative investigative committee has begun taking testimony from state education employees, the latest step in an ongoing inquiry of alleged wrongdoing and financial misconduct by state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.

1/7/2014

Before the radio chat, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will address the Berkeley students to discuss current research activities on the orbiting laboratory and how a STEM curriculum could help students join the next generation of explorers

1/7/2014

In a recent speech to the annual conference of the American Economic Association, 2000 Nobel Prize winner James Heckman mentioned that an early childhood education initiative may show up in this year’s State of the Union address.

1/7/2014

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

1/7/2014

Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

1/7/2014

Rier, who has worked in the DOE for 10 years, has been overseeing the department since former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in September 2013.

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