K12 Headlines

2/10/2014

2/10/2014

Version 4.0 offers users new features including a comprehensive mobile command center, social media integration and a weather tool for severe weather monitoring.

2/10/2014

Responsive Classroom professional development will also be provided at hundreds of on-site trainings in schools and districts across the country.

2/10/2014

Thousands of Wake County, N.C., students spent the first of four Saturday mornings in school recently to make up snow days. School officials say that the 38 multitrack year-round schools hold make-up days on Saturdays because they don’t have the space or time on weekdays. In the multitrack calendar, students are in class every week except winter break and the first week of July.

2/10/2014

A new code of conduct encourages school staffers to develop alternative strategies and options for dealing with disciplinary issues, including conflict resolution techniques, anger coping therapy and intervention programs. The code seems to be paying off, as the latest results show a 36 percent drop in school suspensions.

2/10/2014

Guaranteeing Arizona kids a stellar education is no easy task. A few shining star schools rise to the top, but overall the state ranks 47th in education spending and 43rd in quality in the nation. Perhaps most disturbing, a diminishing educated workforce has potential long-term effects for the state’s economy.

2/10/2014

Less than four months after StudentFirst charter school opened, those dreams collapsed amid allegations of mismanagement, nepotism and financial irregularities. Overdue bills had the school on the brink of bankruptcy. Students were going without textbooks, losing teachers and taking long naps during the day, consultants reported. The board of directors fired school founders Handford and Moss, who are now suing the board they once recruited.

2/10/2014

After he heard about the children in Utah whose school lunches were thrown out because their parents were behind on payments, Kenny Thompson was worried about the elementary school kids he tutored and mentored in Houston, Texas. So he went in to check whether they were getting the proper nutrition. What he found disappointed him.

2/10/2014

Administrators in Ohio's largest school district are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students. A decision in favor of shuttering Brookhaven and Independence high schools would mark the first high school closures in the district in more than 30 years.

2/10/2014

The business community is changing the way it supports the nation’s education system by moving away from simply funding programs to building long-term partnerships, and moving toward helping students achieve more in school and be better prepared for the workforce, according to a new report.

2/10/2014

Business leaders visit classes to give students a head start after high school in a specific trade, preparing them for a higher education degree and helping them learn how to pursue jobs. And it has become an entryway not only into the professional world, but also into learning the basic skills needed to survive adulthood.

2/10/2014

There's "no appetite" for passing a bill this year that imposes sanctions against poorly performing public or private voucher schools, says Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Instead, the Senate will pursue a more limited school accountability bill that focuses on having private schools report the same data as public schools without a major overhaul of the report card.

2/10/2014

Whenever the talk begins about our nation making quality education a priority, it's no surprise that some may be cynical. After all, we have too many children entering school unprepared, too many falling behind early, and too many dropping out before graduation. Why can't we change this story? The truth is, we can—and we are.

2/7/2014

2/7/2014

The educational entities implemented Tools4ever’s solutions to automate their account management procedures and to improve access and security of their internal solutions.

2/7/2014

The key priority for ASCD and its members in 2014 is to promote multimetric accountability so that standardized test scores are not the sole measure of student achievement, educator effectiveness, or school quality.

2/7/2014

Founder Sumner Murphy identified the need for a better way for teachers to include appealing video in school lessons to increase engagement with students of all learning styles and add depth to learning.

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