K12 Headlines

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

In this interview, Dr. Parker talks about his background and history, where he finds inspiration, and the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the Summit, N.J. school system today.

9/27/2013

There are no free passes—repercussions and consequences should be experienced by a student for any misconduct. However, suspensions rarely correct behavior. Instead, they contribute to high dropout rates and lower academic achievement. One thing is clear—school discipline reform is needed. Maryland now has an opportunity to do what is best for our kids and our communities.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

In the study of 10,912 students, surveyed at 123 schools, the research team found that field trips to cultural institutions have significant benefits for students.

9/26/2013

As one of the very first display manufacturers to offer a 19.5” visible panel designed specifically for the enterprise, the new VG2039m-LED complements 22” and 24” VG series models, which are already shipping.

9/26/2013

Earlier this year, PBS LearningMedia launched a premium tier with enhanced features and functionality available to states and districts. PBS LearningMedia Custom is currently rolling out in multiple districts across the country, along with statewide distribution in Kentucky, New York and South Carolina.

9/26/2013

Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces ReadingAssistant.com, a new website that provides teachers, reading specialists and school principals with an array of resources focused on reading fluency and comprehension.

9/26/2013

The Chester County District Attorney's Office became aware of the texts during an investigation of the Coatesville Area School District, Chester County DA Tom Hogan told ABCNews.com.

9/26/2013

A Fordham Institute analysis of report card results for districts and charters concludes that charter schools even in Ohio's eight largest districts usually perform worse than that city's district – with Cleveland as the only exception.

9/26/2013

San Diego Unified was honored as one of four finalists that had vied for the award, which recognizes academic achievement and innovative leadership in urban districts that typically have many poor and minority students.

9/26/2013

During a special meeting of the Board of Education to discuss several proposals already on the table, Moss added another plan to the mix -- one that would redraw attendance zones across the district to balance enrollment numbers and racial composition among the county's schools.

9/26/2013

In this school year’s official head count, which took place that day, Hispanic students outnumbered any two other ethnicities combined in the Clark County School District. Their numbers are rising at twice the rate that the Caucasian student population is declining.

9/26/2013

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and the upcoming fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others.

9/26/2013

It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.

9/26/2013

As students return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars to bring into the classroom. Yet many of these resources will be needlessly discriminatory.

9/26/2013

Oklahoma City Public Schools continues to build new construction projects without a plan for a tornado safe room.

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