K12 Headlines

5/6/2014

5/6/2014

Oakland's school board approved a four-year contract for a new superintendent, Antwan Wilson, who will start his job July 1. The current assistant superintendent at Denver Public Schools will takes over from interim Superintendent Gary Yee.

5/6/2014

The School Nutrition Association and a number of schools are calling on Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ease up on the next round of federal healthy food requirements, due July 1.

5/5/2014

5/5/2014

This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will offer more than 20 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science and STEM teachers integrate data collection technology into their science curriculum.

5/5/2014

Lawmakers simplified the complicated school grading formula. They created new scholarship accounts for children with special needs. And they directed a record-high $11 billion in state funding to the K-12 education system.

5/5/2014

Groups such as New Haven-based ConnCan and Connecticut Council for Education Reform, and StudentsFirst are widely recognized for their lobbying efforts to expand public charters, increase teacher and school accountability and increase funding for school choice programs.

5/5/2014

Extrapolating from a survey of American high school students by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found that bullied students who are threatened or injured by a weapon on school property were eight times more likely to then choose, themselves, to carry a weapon to campus.

5/5/2014

Indiana schools could face sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law if the state cannot satisfactorily answer U.S. Department of Education concerns in 60 days about its plans for instituting its new standards.

5/5/2014

Philadelphia schools has released a progress report that shows three times as many high schools require intervention as compared to successful “models.” Six high schools were categorized as “models,” nine were marked as needing reinforcement, 12 as needing watching and 18 as needing intervention.

5/5/2014

Educators from across North Carolina came together Saturday to find their voice and tell Raleigh lawmakers what they think will keep public schools strong. The forum – Keeping North Carolina Public Schools Strong – was a first for Raleigh-based Public Schools First NC, a nonpartisan public education advocacy group.

5/5/2014

Months after receiving a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boston-based ed tech startup ConnectEDU has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In its filing, ConnectEDU cited its inability to pay debt owed to over 200 creditors.

5/5/2014

The TeacherFit Urban K12 teacher applicant prescreening assessment from Aspex Solutions will allow principals and hiring managers to identify teachers who are most likely to be effective teachers in an urban school setting.

5/5/2014

The education gender gap, it seems, is a very real thing. We know that by kindergarten, girls are better prepared for the demands of elementary school; they're generally more attentive, independent, and better behaved. And because of this (and a host of other reasons) girls academically outpace their male counterparts.

5/5/2014

Policymakers debating Michigan's state will soon decide how they’ll fund our school children. There is one option that will maximize resources to the classroom — and it does so without raising taxes — so kids have the resources they need.

5/5/2014

A bill that began as a straight ban on implementing the Common Core but now focuses on a process to adopt new standards won approval in the Missouri Senate. In the meantime, the Common Core statewide assessments that sparked the push for this bill would be used in schools starting next year.

5/5/2014

Common Core would be replaced with education standards developed in South Carolina by the 2015-16 school year. The bill, which passed 42-0, is a compromise of legislation that initially sought to repeal the math and reading standards that have been rolled out in classrooms statewide.

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