K12 Headlines

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

Tounya Clayton Wright has been named director of Hillside New Tech High School, a small STEM high school in Durham, N.C. She previously served as the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Hillside High School.

11/6/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane has proposed closing the district's smallest school, Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5 on the Bloomfield-Lawrenceville border, next year as part of a plan aimed at saving as much as $45 million a year through potential cuts ranging from mowing grass less frequently to moving some special education students from regional classrooms to neighborhood schools.

11/6/2013

When career tech students in 21 West Virginia districts returned to school this fall, they didn’t head to classrooms. They went to work. Through the state’s Simulated Workplace pilot program, high school students learn in classes that are restructured to feel like workplace environments. For instance, students will clock in upon arrival, take random drug tests, and be evaluated based on their “company’s” bottom line.

11/6/2013

A new study offers two answers: White people are making up a smaller percentage of the population than they used to, and different races are living in different school districts.

11/6/2013

November 21-26, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts 

11/6/2013

NAEYC’s new book inspires early childhood educators to imagine new possibilities in curriculum and learning.

11/6/2013

To help school districts across the nation better understand this important ruling and the changes they will need to make, the National School Boards Association has led an effort to develop a list of frequently asked questions in partnership with the National Education Association and the AASA, on school district employers’ and employees’ issues related to the DOMA ruling.

11/6/2013

McGraw-Hill Education and ed tech partner Time To Know launched Digital Teaching Platform 7.0, a data-driven, differentiated teaching and learning system for math and reading that delivers a deeply personalized educational experience with the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes.

11/6/2013

3D printers, which create customized objects on demand using digital instructions, are quickly finding their way into large companies, university labs, and home garages. Students, professionals, and hobbyists can now design and make new devices without large amounts of money or specialized equipment. But like any other new technology, with possibilities also come many concerns.

11/6/2013

One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for minor offenses and cutting down the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, which the civil rights group and others say disproportionately affects minority students.

11/6/2013

A new STEM school doesn't follow the typical science, technology, engineering and math script. Instead, it has built a STEM identity on weaving government, citizenship and world languages into core lessons.

11/6/2013

November 19, 2013

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11/6/2013

Think Through Math's one-of-kind motivational program provides students with opportunities to make donations to featured charities with their THINK points.

11/6/2013

K12 Inc., provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in pre-K through high school, honored six school districts that have used innovative online programs transform to education for their students.

11/6/2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s support for turning the Buffalo Niagara region into a hub for nanotechnology is expected to bring more job opportunities into the region. However, the issue of educating qualified individuals for these high-tech jobs remains mostly unanswered.

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