K12 Headlines

4/30/2014

4/30/2014

National Geographic Learning's Financial Algebra has been approved for use in Mesa Public Schools' high schools in Arizona. The algebra-based, technology-rich program is developed for and aligned to the Common Core State Standards that use Algebra I skills in a financial setting.

4/30/2014

The House voted to advance a bill for a six-year process to change the way Vermont schools are governed. The bill seeks to address declining enrollment, rising costs and shrinking educational opportunities in some schools by inducing the 273 districts to consolidate down to about 50.

4/30/2014

While Oregon rural districts that are offering a fifth or sixth year using K12 funding are doing the right thing for kids in their communities, a better plan is one the state is studying now. It would fund two years of community college for high school graduates and take advantage of available federal money.

4/30/2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

4/30/2014

In a debate that showed sharp divisions about how best to protect children and teachers, the Florida House approved a bill that would allow designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. They would need to be trained and have military or law-enforcement backgrounds.

4/30/2014

Lawmakers reached a deal on K12 education funding that will pump more than $100 million into maintenance and construction for traditional public schools statewide. Charter schools, however, were given only three-quarters of the $91 million they received last year.

4/30/2014

Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams in New York will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.

4/30/2014

The Louisiana House voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.

4/30/2014

According to a new study from the American Psychological Association, girls do better than boys in school. What may be a surprise is that this holds true at all ages, in all subjects including math and science and around the world.

4/30/2014

In the more vulnerable public schools in Pittsburgh, students have fewer effective teachers, are treated with less respect and are less likely to feel their school is a safe and positive place than in schools with fewer needy students, according to an A+ Schools survey.

4/30/2014

School districts throughout the country have found value in holding individual schools accountable for their success. The use of letter grades in Utah is just one part of the accountability process. The changes proposed through the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission are a move in the right direction.

4/29/2014

4/29/2014

The Pennsylvania district has redesigned its school report cards, making it easier to compare schools with the same grade spans and similar demographics. The report cards measure academic achievement, progress, school climate and top performers. For high schools, college and career readiness is also measured.

4/29/2014

Follett released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform.

4/29/2014

Terry Madonna Opinion Research's Spring 2014 Omnibus Survey shows large majorities of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe public schools have an effect on the economy, the investment in public schools should be larger and a school funding formula should be used to ensure fair distribution.

4/29/2014

Bonsall High will be a New Tech model school, one of about 150 in the nation and 20 in California. The model focuses intensely on collaborative, project-based learning among other strategies designed to enhance critical thinking skills to prepare students for college or careers.

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