K12 Headlines

1/14/2014

1/14/2014

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

1/14/2014

Seven organizations applied to open "renaissance schools" in Camden last week, including one seeking to operate Camden High School along with two city elementary schools.

1/14/2014

David Levin, chief executive of United Business Media since 2005, has been appointed president and chief executive of McGraw-Hill Education, the US school and college textbook publisher.

1/14/2014

Shawn Hime, superintendent of Enid Public Schools since 2008, is leaving the district to become executive director of Oklahoma State School Board Association. Hime’s duties there begin April 1.

1/14/2014

The Wisconsin district's 1-to-1 computing plan — part of a proposed total of $31 million in technological spending over five years — stages distribution of the digital devices to students and staff from the 2014-15 school year through the 2018-19 school year.

1/14/2014

Miller, 68, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, worked closely with Rep. John Boehner and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy to pass "No Child Left Behind" in 2002.

1/14/2014

Aimed at incorporating public input and assuaging criticism, the new recommendations include adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

1/14/2014

With Skyward, Tennessee school districts will benefit from a comprehensive web-based system that integrates all the key elements to manage student learning in one centralized system that minimizes data entry and ensures accuracy.

1/13/2014

1/13/2014

Designed specifically for P-20 Education Marketplace, the Trident Solution provides an Identity Management platform to automate provisioning/de-provisioning, identity synchronization, password management and user self-service.

1/13/2014

An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools.

1/13/2014

Sullivan's latest annual report, issued earlier this month, revealed that a high school principal and her programmer created "ghost students" to pad enrollment so the school would be eligible for an assistant principal and additional non-teaching staff.

1/13/2014

The evaluations are part of a new charter school law the state has been rolling out since 2010. As part of its overall push for stronger oversight of charters, the law also requires the state to monitor its monitors more closely.

1/13/2014

When the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from school coffers in 2011, school districts and other interested parties filed suit claiming that, as a result of the cuts, the state is failing to live up to its constitutional obligation to provide an adequate public education to all students.

1/13/2014

Diversity allows children to learn from each other and see firsthand that it is possible to compete with all students in the class. Diverse schools also provide social opportunities for acceptance that include clubs, school government and sports.

1/13/2014

Lead author David Silvernail of the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at the University of Southern Maine presented the findings to the Legislature’s Education Committee on Thursday.

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