K12 Headlines

1/13/2014

1/13/2014

An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools.

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Sullivan's latest annual report, issued earlier this month, revealed that a high school principal and her programmer created "ghost students" to pad enrollment so the school would be eligible for an assistant principal and additional non-teaching staff.

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The evaluations are part of a new charter school law the state has been rolling out since 2010. As part of its overall push for stronger oversight of charters, the law also requires the state to monitor its monitors more closely.

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When the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from school coffers in 2011, school districts and other interested parties filed suit claiming that, as a result of the cuts, the state is failing to live up to its constitutional obligation to provide an adequate public education to all students.

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Diversity allows children to learn from each other and see firsthand that it is possible to compete with all students in the class. Diverse schools also provide social opportunities for acceptance that include clubs, school government and sports.

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Lead author David Silvernail of the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at the University of Southern Maine presented the findings to the Legislature’s Education Committee on Thursday.

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The governing board held a study session Thursday in which the members learned that, with the rejection of the district’s budget override in November as well as other increased costs, they may have to cut $6 million from the 2014-15 budget.

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Through the Give Power Foundation, SolarCity will bring clean energy to communities across the globe, with initial recipients expected to be in Haiti, Mali, Malawi and Nepal.

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A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases have sent California’s general fund spending to a record high, marking a dramatic turn-around from the state’s days as the nation’s poster child of fiscal dysfunction.

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Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.

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The year 2014 can be an opportunity for school leaders, watchdogs and advocates to focus on something new: building a culture of student success.

1/13/2014

In this month's Wonder of Wireless video series and on its blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association shows how consumers may make the most of the educational opportunities of wireless, as well parental controls that monitor and manage children's wireless use to encourage responsible habits.

1/13/2014

The pointed phrasing fed into parents' bubbling anxiety about the Core, more fully known as the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an education push that aims to make sure students across the United States are learning the skills they need to succeed in a global economy.

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Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq has announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for career and technical education programs.

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With the countdown to the Winter Games in full swing, Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, is calling all teachers and families to pledge January 2014 as "Get Book Fit" Month, and encourage their kids to train their brains by reading more books.

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