K12 Headlines

4/28/2014

4/28/2014

PCS Edventures!.com released its new 3DIC, developed through a strategic partnership with Curious Media. Combining gaming with interactive curriculum for K12, 3DIC provides step-by-step instruction for students working with robotic building components.

4/28/2014

Nationally, the drumbeat of "college and career readiness" has reached a deafening pitch. The common thread among schools with high college acceptance rates is how early they started talking to kids about colleges and careers.

4/28/2014

Philadelphia School District officials introduced their 2014-15 budget Friday morning, and it was just as grim as promised. It projects operating revenues of $2.5 billion and expenditures of $2.8 billion.

4/28/2014

Fifty years after the Supreme Court decision struck down "separate but equal," scholastic opportunities for African-Americans have expanded. But inequality remains a major problem.

4/28/2014

The class-size lim­its her­ald­ed as a key fac­et of the new St. Paul public schools teachers contract are com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to boost en­roll­ment and blunt­ing an in­itia­tive de­signed to in­te­grate some of the district’s most popu­lar schools.

4/28/2014

The restrictions schools put on student expression over the Internet are misguided.

4/25/2014

4/25/2014

The Student Activity Center, a new interface for children from Rethink, is a special education performance management system that features computer-based activities aligned with the Rethink platform's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools.

4/25/2014

Quakertown Community School District has hired interim Superintendent William Harner. In January, Superintendent Lisa Andrejko announced her retirement, citing health reasons. She remains on medical leave until her July 1 retirement, at which time Harner’s permanent position will begin.

4/25/2014

Casio America has announced the launch of Fostering Mathematical Thinking Through Music, a new volume in its Fostering Education book series.

4/25/2014

Manatee Community Action Agency and Manatee County’s Head Start Voluntary Pre-K are attributing the increased preK readiness rates in a majority of its schools over the past three years to Robert-Leslie Publishing's InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System curriculum.

4/25/2014

Scott Coefield was appointed as the permanent superintendent of the Pelham City School System, replacing interim Superintendent Tim Alford. Coefield is currently heading up the Oneonta City School System.

4/25/2014

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

4/25/2014

Goodwill Industries has applied to open a Shelby County charter school in Tennessee to help people who have dropped out of school to earn a high school diploma. The Excel Center would use a model focused on dropout recovery for students of all ages.

4/25/2014

The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

4/25/2014

In Illinois, Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

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