K12 Headlines

12/6/2013

12/6/2013

Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order Wednesday she hopes will address concerns of federal intrusion into schools, as well as create more rigorous and localized academic standards.

12/5/2013

12/5/2013

The study was conducted with support and guidance from both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which administers the PISA, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

12/5/2013

Designed to help students prepare for rigorous Common Core and TEKS standards and next-generation assessments, Think Through Math students will complete a billion math problems this school year.

12/5/2013

Available at no cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, Web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for traditional, virtual and home schools.

12/5/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane this morning outlined a two-year proposal which starts with nonpersonnel budget cuts in the district's central office in February and includes decisions by November on more school closings for 2015-16.

12/5/2013

The new PSKIT-1 paging station kit and latest software update are designed to provide greater ease-of-use and streamlined communication in paging systems that incorporate third-party components.

12/5/2013

Secaucus High School, also located at 11 Mill Ridge Road, is now attended by 585 9th to 12th graders and it too would undergo extensive renovation and change of use under the plan.

12/5/2013

Five Las Vegas Valley high schools and their athletic facilities are being cleaned in the wake of last week’s norovirus outbreak linked to a visiting football team.

12/5/2013

Four more organizations have submitted lengthy applications to the Maine Charter School Commission to open new schools next fall, including two that are vying to be Maine’s first statewide, Internet-based “virtual schools.”

12/5/2013

JPS bus drivers marched down Watkins Drive today from Watkins Elementary School to Lake Hico Park while shouting their demands.

12/5/2013

For every component of the test the students reach a benchmark score on, the school will pay the student $50. If the student achieves an overall score of 22 or higher, they’ll get an extra $100.

12/5/2013

The grant will enable EducationSuperHighway to get more schools to test their Internet speeds. So far, 26 state education departments -- but not California's -- have signed on to assess their schools' digital tools.

12/5/2013

The reason is that students in the United States once again scored poorly against their peers in other nations of the world. U.S. results, in fact, haven’t budged on these tests in a decade, despite a patchwork quilt of reform efforts from coast to coast.

12/5/2013

Fears that students from high-performing programs could be penalized in the admissions process helped spur the movement, said Melissa Clinedinst, assistant director of research for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, based in Arlington, Va.

12/5/2013

Once again, Shanghai students have outperformed their peers around the world, topping tests of mathematics, reading, and science, in the annual OECD PISA survey of global education.

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