K12 Headlines

12/12/2013

12/12/2013

Three Arizona charter schools that received failing grades from the state likely will close by the end of the school year after receiving notice that the state charter board would revoke their charters.

12/12/2013

Superintendent Maria Geryk told the Amherst-Pelham regional school committee Tuesday that she hopes to nearly eliminate students’ suspension as a punishment in favor of more effective methods of classroom control.

12/12/2013

Public schools across the state perform one-time criminal history checks for teachers and other school employees as required by Pennsylvania law, but crimes committed by school staff during their employment may easily go undetected. Why?

12/12/2013

Despite a short time line and a potentially big price tag, several lawmakers on the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee said they plan to introduce an education reform measure in the upcoming session that will incorporate recommendations from a $450,000 outside analysis of how the state funds local schools.

12/11/2013

12/11/2013

Lakeshore's Math Plinko and Launch It! Language Games have won the Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom, making this the second year in a row that the company has won in this category.

12/11/2013

With respect to these results, it’s important to realize that children in the United States are not falling behind.

12/11/2013

McGraw-Hill Education has announced the expansion of McGraw-Hill networks, the company's digital social studies program for middle and high school students, with the introduction of two new interactive geography titles.

12/11/2013

A new Iowa media campaign aims to boost awareness of the state’s efforts to encourage students to pursue STEM careers. Visiting Greenwood Elementary School in Des Moines, Gov. Terry Branstad unveiled a new logo for the STEM program, which is being led by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

12/11/2013

ASCD recently announced the pre-conference session lineup for its 69th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, being held in Los Angeles, Calif. The three-, two-, and one-day Pre-Conference Institutes will be held March 12–14, 2014, and offer intensive learning experiences on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and more.

12/11/2013

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

12/11/2013

Through OverDrive, K-12 school libraries and public libraries will be able to offer 24/7 access to McGraw-Hill Professional digital titles in four broad categories: Business/Consumer, Science/Technical, Test Prep/Education, and Medical.

12/11/2013

The solution was selected for its innovative new technology by a panel of industry experts working in conjunction with the editors of Live Design.

12/11/2013

This week marks the official launch of Hours of Code, a campaign asking every U.S. teacher to dedicate one hour of class time to educating students about computer science and programming. Founded by brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi and their nonprofit Code.org, the event is timed in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week.

12/11/2013

These leveled books in print improve students’ comprehension of diverse genres, teach them to analyze and respond to text, and expand their ability to write in Spanish.

12/11/2013

They added an hour to every school day and gave students laptops to continue their studies at home. They hired more teachers and worked with veterans and rookies alike to improve their classroom strategies. Three years later, student achievement at West Caldwell Tech has soared, with dramatic increases in state test scores, an increased graduation rate and more students applying for college.

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