K12 Headlines

9/1/2015

9/1/2015

The commission appointed to advise the North Carolina Board of Education about the Common Core standards has a difficult job. The commission can bow to political ideology and perhaps outdated curriculum or it can base its assessment on standards that will best assist our children who will live most of their lives well into the 21st century.

9/1/2015

Meriden Public Schools expanded its 11-year partnership with Discovery Education with Discovery Education’s Math, Science and Social Studies Techbooks for the district's middle and high school educators.

9/1/2015

Kindergartners in Missouri had one of the poorest attendance rates in the state last year, topped only by high schoolers who are notorious for skipping class.Disparities in school attendance rates that start as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country, according to a new report.

9/1/2015

A bill to be proposed in the 2016 legislative session would prohibit institutions of higher education and local schools from expending any public funds, make any contributions from public funds or using public property to advocate for electors to vote in favor of or against a statewide or local ballot measure.

9/1/2015

State Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing, resigned to take a job leading an educational nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio. Lowery's deputy, Jack Smith, will complete her four-year term as interim superintendent.

9/1/2015

A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.

9/1/2015

By partnering with Edmodo, Inc.'s Edmodo Connect and Edmodo Spotlight, Sony Global Education, Inc. will be able to offer its Global Math Challenge, a worldwide online math competition, to primary and secondary schools in over 190 countries.

9/1/2015

The Jackson County Board of Education named Bart Reeves as the district’s new superintendent. He is currently the principal of Cherokee Elementary School in the Guntersville City School System.

9/1/2015

The Pennsylvania district will be the first in the state to have its charter school application process reviewed during its state audit. The audit will also examine the financial impacts of the state budget stalemate as long as it continues.

9/1/2015

California's Gun Free School Zone Act currently includes an exemption for people who have been issued permits to carry concealed weapons. In this era of school shootings and other mass attacks with firearms, this loophole needs to be closed.

9/1/2015

The new Tabtor Parent Insights app includes real-time monitoring of a child’s learning progress and daily engagement with Tabtor Math relative to peers with push notifications, detailed metrics, tutor feedback, performance rankings and rewards earned.

8/31/2015

8/31/2015

No state in the country appropriates additional money specifically for homeless education programs, but states with programs that are viewed as successful have full-time coordinators at the state and local district levels.

8/31/2015

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international, K12 organization focused on increasing interest and participation in science and technology, is tasking students to discover the hidden world of trash as part of its 2015-2016 FIRST LEGO League and Junior FIRST LEGO League seasons.

8/31/2015

The good news is that Maryland's few charter schools have already played a significant role in transforming children's lives. Maryland charter schools outperform their public school peers in several categories.

8/31/2015

Beginning with a recession that gained ground in 2009 and faced with reduced state funding, dozens of school districts in rural areas of Idaho trimmed their school weeks and eliminated Friday classes to save money for hot lunch, utilities, transportation and substitute teachers.

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