K12 Headlines

3/3/2014

3/3/2014

A voucher system would empower black parents to remove their children from high-cost and low-quality public schools and enroll them in lower-cost and higher-quality nonpublic schools.

3/3/2014

Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation.

3/3/2014

After falling out of favor with Gov. Mike Pence, the national Common Core educational standards that had been adopted during the tenure of former Gov. Mitch Daniels have now been rejected by the State Legislature.

3/3/2014

North Carolina’s grants were open to exploitation by almost anyone claiming to run a school, with virtually no oversight.

3/3/2014

The House Education Committee has approved a bill delaying the implementation of a new grading system for schools, but some delegates are questioning if the new system meets the needs of Virginia schools, parents and communities.

3/3/2014

Leading up to its WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, KidWind is offering scholarships for educators, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables.

3/3/2014

Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.

3/3/2014

An education bill in Virginia would require each school board to set aside a non-restroom space out of public view in a school for mothers to take breaks of “reasonable length” during the school day to express milk.

2/28/2014

2/28/2014

The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.

2/28/2014

Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.

2/28/2014

Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.

2/28/2014

Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.

2/28/2014

The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.

2/28/2014

Some lawmakers want school time extension to go beyond just tacking a few days and hours. Arranged to include frequent, shorter breaks, year-round calendars could help reduce "summer slide.”

2/28/2014

Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green, whose contract was renewed through 2017, turned down the raise he would have gotten because district employees are not getting one.

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