K12 Headlines

11/11/2013

11/11/2013

The Time To Know platform – which has been shown to increase students' academic achievement and standardized test scores in pilots in Grand Prairie, Texas, and New York City – transforms the classroom by empowering teachers with the digital content and tools that they need to effectively drive student performance.

11/11/2013

This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators.

11/11/2013

The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.

11/11/2013

Reviewer comments included statements promoting the relevance and alignment of content. One reviewer stated, “[the program] provides thematic connections between fiction and non-fiction over multiple content areas” while another stated, “[the program] consistently provides on-demand writing opportunities throughout the program.”

11/11/2013

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

11/11/2013

The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.

11/11/2013

Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.

11/11/2013

It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.

11/11/2013

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

11/11/2013

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

11/11/2013

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

11/11/2013

It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.

11/11/2013

Our system of public education is in dire straits, to be sure. However, the teachers aren't the cause of its decline; neither are the parents or the students.

11/11/2013

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

11/8/2013

11/8/2013

Now in its second year, HISD’s Career Pathways program gives more than 200 teachers the chance to serve in leadership roles on their campus, while paying them more money for their hard work. Traditionally, top teachers have been forced to accept administrative jobs in order to earn higher pay.

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