K12 Headlines

10/21/2013

10/21/2013

A law Tennessee enacted this year makes it easier for schools to stock the life-saving drug. Fifteen other states enacted similar laws in 2013, joining 11 others that already had them, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

10/21/2013

District officials pushed elementary schools in Pinellas County this year to condense the state-mandated 150 minutes of weekly PE into three days instead of five. More than 40 schools moved from 30 minutes of daily PE to 50-minute blocks three days a week.

10/21/2013

In 2011, there were 17 states where at least half of all public school students came from low-income families, up from just four in 2000. Across the whole country, 48 percent of kids qualified as low income, up from 38 percent a decade earlier.

10/21/2013

The trajectories of schools that the state Recovery School District seized after Katrina have differed. Some never reopened; others reopened then closed; and some still exist, but in radically different form

10/21/2013

Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: U.S. schools. U.S. students already significantly lag their global counterparts in math and science skills. But computer science is in even worse shape.

10/21/2013

The suicide of Rebecca Sedwick, the latest in a series of student suicides allegedly tied to bullying, has educators nationwide reviewing their schools' prevention programs. Reports are mixed as to effectiveness, with one study finding they can have unintended negative effects.

10/21/2013

With Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane planning to propose school closings next month, board member Regina Holley said some communities already have lost too many schools.

10/21/2013

No matter who is elected mayor next month, city kids will likely find two new vacation days on the school calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the holiest days of the Muslim year.

10/21/2013

Of the 54 football players at Serra-San Mateo High School in California, 39 play another sport. Head coach Patrick Walsh doesn't like that. He wishes more of them would play a second sport.

10/21/2013

Rocketship Education, which has opened nine public elementary schools in seven years, may find its lightning-speed velocity forced to decelerate.

10/21/2013

Former teacher and researcher says anywhere between 40 and 50 percent of teachers will leave the classroom within their first five years (that includes the nine and a half percent that leave before the end of their first year.

10/18/2013

10/18/2013

Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

10/18/2013

Just weeks after the death of a Philadelphia schoolgirl and amid mounting pressure from school advocates and civil rights groups, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced he would release $45 million in funding that he’d been withholding from the beleaguered Philadelphia School District.

10/18/2013

With the release of the School Performance Profiles nearly two weeks ago, the state has a new accountability system, but it appears the same schools are as the top of the rankings and the same schools are at the bottom as under the old system.

10/18/2013

Amid protests from hundreds of bus drivers and aides, the Miami-Dade School Board voted down a controversial proposed transportation outsourcing study, citing as their reason that the district already knows its transportation costs—down to $69 million from about $83 million three years ago—are less than Duval County’s privatized services.

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