K12 Headlines

10/1/2013

10/1/2013

Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say.

10/1/2013

With a shutdown of the federal government appearing imminent, the U.S. Department of Education is warning that a delay of more than a week could "severely curtail" funding to schools.

10/1/2013

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

10/1/2013

The Pflugerville school board unanimously named Alex Torrez the superintendent of the 23,430-student district. Torrez signed a three-year contract at 7 a.m., and immediately stepped into his new position.

10/1/2013

During the past 4-1/2 years, and on my recent bus tour of the Southwest, I saw great principals and teachers; courageous leaders from the business, faith, and nonprofit sectors; engaged parents; and communities pulling together to serve students.

10/1/2013

Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

10/1/2013

The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards.

10/1/2013

Each of the 38 classrooms from Kindergarten through 6th grade in Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, OK will receive more than 150 new books – totaling more than 5,000 books – along with free book bins to store the books.

10/1/2013

Dr. Carey Wright, a 36-year veteran of teaching and school administration, has spent the majority of her career in Maryland, which ranked first in the nation for five consecutive years, based on the 2013 Quality Counts report on educational quality.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

For the first time in Massachusetts, a special education school is equipping each of its students with a personal iPad.

9/30/2013

The platform provides educators the ability to tailor reading instruction based on student ability, as well as measure student reading growth through the use of Lexile measures, the most widely adopted measure of reading ability and text complexity in the country.

9/30/2013

As an exclusive partner of CCE, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, HMH will deliver new eTextbooks and enhanced eBook editions of the popular CCE program to students Grades 5-12 and teachers across the country.

9/30/2013

With the Atomic Learning LTI Tool, instructors can search Atomic Learning’s online library of technology training videos and learning resources from within their LMS—and easily embed links to resources within courses.

9/30/2013

Nationally, school-discipline rates are at an all-time high, double what they were in the 1970s. Millions of students are suspended from school every year. And students in groups with persistent achievement gaps are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than their peers.

9/30/2013

The Board of Education will decide whether to put Superintendent Janine Caffrey on administrative leave for a fourth time at a special Oct. 2 meeting, Caffrey said.

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