K12 Headlines

4/29/2014

4/29/2014

There is great wisdom in providing an early education for children who have not had the advantage of a language-rich background. The only question then: How are we going to pay for it, knowing that sufficient new money for early childhood education is unlikely? The answer is simply that we must do more with less.

4/29/2014

edTPA, the new teacher performance assessment in New York, has been built by the profession for the profession. Unfortunately, the current implementation of the edTPA is not serving the teaching profession as it should.

4/28/2014

4/28/2014

Burlington schools have a tough sell on their hands with a revised spending plan that asks for more money than the budget that was defeated on Town Meeting Day that would have raised school tax rates by nearly 10 percent.

4/28/2014

The state is warning three charter-school sponsors against opening six new schools because they are likely to fail.

4/28/2014

Through a collaboration with the town and local authorities, a Sudbury district will upgrade school security and emergency preparedness through a cloud-based technology that provides police with live video from camera feeds in Sudbury schools, interactive floor plans of each school building, and 360- degree virtual views of every classroom, utility closet, and hallway.

4/28/2014

Since 2002, a Washington, D.C. charter network has received close to $1.2 million in direct grants from the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic group governed by the family that founded Walmart.

4/28/2014

Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

4/28/2014

Lightspeed Systems's Mobile Manager is now integrated with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Mobile devices can be enrolled in Mobile Manager wirelessly with policies already in place. Schools will also have more control, particularly the ability to prevent users from removing Mobile Manager profile and policies.

4/28/2014

Illinois Lottery's Northstar Lottery Group, in collaboration with Scholastic, has donated a Reading Oasis space, including books and furniture, to serve Central District 51 schools in Washington that were devastated by tornadoes last November.

4/28/2014

PCS Edventures!.com released its new 3DIC, developed through a strategic partnership with Curious Media. Combining gaming with interactive curriculum for K12, 3DIC provides step-by-step instruction for students working with robotic building components.

4/28/2014

Nationally, the drumbeat of "college and career readiness" has reached a deafening pitch. The common thread among schools with high college acceptance rates is how early they started talking to kids about colleges and careers.

4/28/2014

Philadelphia School District officials introduced their 2014-15 budget Friday morning, and it was just as grim as promised. It projects operating revenues of $2.5 billion and expenditures of $2.8 billion.

4/28/2014

Fifty years after the Supreme Court decision struck down "separate but equal," scholastic opportunities for African-Americans have expanded. But inequality remains a major problem.

4/28/2014

The class-size lim­its her­ald­ed as a key fac­et of the new St. Paul public schools teachers contract are com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to boost en­roll­ment and blunt­ing an in­itia­tive de­signed to in­te­grate some of the district’s most popu­lar schools.

4/28/2014

The restrictions schools put on student expression over the Internet are misguided.

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