K12 Headlines

12/17/2013

12/17/2013

The myON literacy program embraces the tribe’s history and culture; Muscogee (Creek) Nation elders digitally recorded books in their native language, ensuring that their traditional words and stories are saved for posterity.

12/17/2013

Through Edgenuity’s Instructional Services program, districts and schools can now enroll student-athletes in Edgenuity’s online courses to help them fulfill their academic requirements and drive positive academic outcomes while accommodating each student-athlete’s training and travel needs.

12/17/2013

Parents hit the roads early to get their children to school. Thanks to a new contract with One Call Now, administrators will be able to quickly contact parents when the school is delayed or closed.

12/17/2013

A special-education teacher in the Torrance Unified School District has been removed from the classroom after infuriating parents with a Facebook post saying she was about to enter a meeting with "crazy parents" to discuss an autistic student whom the teacher describes as a "hot mess."

12/17/2013

State funding for textbooks has been cut by nearly 80 percent in the past four years, just as the state has been switching to a new curriculum with new textbooks. At the same time, school districts are expected to make the switch to digital textbooks by 2017.

12/17/2013

School districts across the country are getting closer to fully ushering in the standards. So are some Tampa Bay area private schools, including the nearly 50 schools and centers that fall under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg.

12/17/2013

Budget cuts, a shortage of books that meet the state's academic standards and the proliferation of cheaper online materials that are easy to update have left Colorado school districts in a state of transition.

12/17/2013

New Jersey's education commissioner has the final say in approving or denying charter school applications, but those decisions can now be subjected to court challenges, the state Supreme Court rules.

12/17/2013

The number of first-year teachers in Texas public schools dropped more than 40 percent in just four years. Texas schools employed just shy of 15,000 first-year teachers in 2012, down from 25,395 in 2008 - despite growing enrollment and an overall increase in the number of teachers.

12/17/2013

Rodney Bowler, the assistant superintendent for administrative services in Henry County Schools, has been named to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Ethan Hildreth.

12/17/2013

What used to be the woodshop at Georgia's Dalton High School is now free of dust. Instead, it's filled with welding stations, a 3-D printer, and a computer-controlled plasma cutter.

12/17/2013

Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett is back in the public eye, helping to pitch a Common Core test to state education leaders four months after he resigned as Florida’s schools chief.

12/17/2013

Researcher studying math instruction comes across an unexpected result: When she divided the schools she was looking at into public and private categories and controlled for demographics, public schools seemed to be producing better test scores than private.

12/17/2013

Missouri Auditor Thomas Schweich is weighing whether to launch an audit of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in light of recent controversies involving the education commissioner.

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12/16/2013

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