K12 Headlines

2/14/2014

2/14/2014

Social media was abuzz over the revelation that John Huppenthal, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, made an automated call to families promoting a program that uses taxpayer dollars to send kids to private school.

2/14/2014

The new Success Highways Resiliency Assessments, geared for grades 3-5, enable educators to identify social-emotional factors that affect student performance.

2/14/2014

In an effort to expand arts education for all K8 students, 14 cities and school districts have now joined a program linking local arts groups with nearby schools to improve programs amid strained budgets.

2/14/2014

Parents who are growing weary from a seemingly endless barrage of appeals for money from their children's schools have an unlikely ally: the $1.4 billion school fundraising industry.

2/14/2014

A stunning 44 school shootings have claimed 28 lives since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School shook the nation.

2/14/2014

Chancellor Carmen Farina clarified that a big part of the decision to keep schools open comes down to the fact that if schools are closed, many children don't eat.

2/14/2014

In a complaint filed with the Employment Relations Board, the Portland Public Schools’ legal counsel argues one of the union’s justifications for a strike is class size, which is not on the list of issues that are grounds for a legal strike.

2/14/2014

The College Board released its annual report on AP exam participation and performance, noting that a vast majority of AP Computer Science test-takers in 2013 were white males.

2/14/2014

William R. Hite Jr., the superintendent of one of the nation’s poorest cities, is known as a man who prefers collaboration to confrontation, but he has spent the academic year taking no prisoners.

2/14/2014

Xavier De La Torre has been selected as the remaining candidate for superintendent of El Paso’s Ysleta ISD, which has 45,000 students in about five dozen schools.

2/14/2014

The agreement establishes Sunburst Digital as the sole supplier in the U.S. of Digital Directions International’s HELP Math, an online math intervention program system.

2/14/2014

ASCD launched three new professional development books and a new ASCD Arias publication for educators.

2/14/2014

Staff Development for Educators (SDE) have developed a seminar based around the framework of mini-lessons to aid teachers with Common Core reading standards and systematically develop students' knowledge through reading.

2/14/2014

The Marquette school board voted unanimously Monday to name Bill Saunders superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools.

2/14/2014

Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.

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