K12 Headlines

6/3/2014

6/3/2014

United Neighborhood Organization has agreed to have an outside monitor review its contracts for a year to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that the charter school group operator defrauded investors in a $37.5 million bond offering by misleading them about conflicts of interest in giving contracts.

6/3/2014

The Institute for Habits of Mind and WonderGrove Studios launched a new series of instructional animations based on 16 Habits of Mind. Each instructional animation includes 20 related extension lessons that can be used to reinforce the Habits of Mind. All materials are available in both English and Spanish.

6/2/2014

6/2/2014

Average daily attendance in the Pasadena Unified School District during fall semester of 2013 was higher than during the same period in 2012, according to the truancy data. The higher attendance equals more dollars for the district.

6/2/2014

The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

6/2/2014

On Thursday the House Committee on Appropriations passed a budget bill that would allow schools whose food programs have been losing money for six months to apply to opt out of the nutritional guidelines for 12 months.

 

6/2/2014

The measure seeking to update the state’s 26-year-old sex education curriculum passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by a 9-2 vote, but Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, placed a procedural hold on its advancement to the Senate floor.

 

6/2/2014

A fresh breeze has been blowing through Kyrene School District, which is moving away from standardization in education and focusing instead on personalized learning experiences for children, Superintendent David Schauer says.

6/2/2014

The uses and misuses of student data have become the focus of an increasingly bitter debate in the education community and the nation.

6/2/2014

By making early education available to all students, we can give them a better chance at going to college, and a better shot at life.

6/2/2014

Lawmakers in Jefferson City said the legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting such as the one in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

6/2/2014

In New Orleans, school is out for the summer. But in the city's largest school district, the last traditional public schools have closed their doors permanently, making this the first all-charter district in the country. This transition started after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005.

6/2/2014

The effort is being made so that those children will have the benefits of the extended learning time that raises the chances for academic success. The program involves Say Yes partnering with a number of stakeholders, including the school district.

6/2/2014

Regardless of where you fall upon the spectrum, it is striking to see the lengths to which schools go these days to mold education to the needs of students, rather than bending students to the needs of education. If you ask me, that’s a good thing.

5/30/2014

5/30/2014

Extron Electronics introduced the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-70V and XPA 1002-100V. The ENERGY STAR-qualified amplifiers have an high efficiency, advanced Class D amplifier design and feature patented CDRS - Class D Ripple Suppression technology.

5/30/2014

Female students at a Heber City high school in Utah are irritated because their yearbook photos were altered arbitrarily to reveal less skin - without their knowledge. School officials acknowledged the modesty photoshop, saying students know the dress code and were warned about the possibly editing.

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