K12 Headlines

1/10/2014

1/10/2014

Staying in school longer leads to a longer, healthier life. That’s the gist of a study done by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

1/10/2014

For years, a body of troubling evidence has been building that reveals racially discriminatory practices in school disciplinary measures. Black and Latino children are more likely to be disciplined, be more severely disciplined, and more frequently are suspended, expelled or sent to special alternative schools.

1/10/2014

When Pam Stewart became state education commissioner in September, lawmakers said they would give her time to untangle the complicated issues facing the education department. That unspoken grace period came to an end Wednesday, when members of the Senate Education Committee grilled Stewart on the future of Florida’s public schools.

1/10/2014

Enid state Sen. Patrick Anderson is one of 20 Republican lawmakers to endorse Joy Hofmeister for state school superintendent. Hofmeister, who has not yet announced her candidacy, said the GOP lawmakers will form a steering committee to advise her as she prepares to launch a statewide campaign.

1/10/2014

Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Steve Guthrie has proposed an operating budget for the Maryland district calling for a 2 percent increase, $4.8 million, in county funding for fiscal year 2015. Guthrie presented his budget proposal, which he says is designed to keep the school system "afloat and address the needs we have," to the Board of Education earlier this week.

1/10/2014

Fire Department investigators have cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight violations, finding that dangerous chemicals were being stored unsafely and that safety equipment and practices were lacking in at least three rooms. One was the makeshift lab where two students were engulfed in flames last week when a chemistry demonstration went horribly awry.

1/10/2014

The last several years in education have been filled with turmoil: cheating scandals, debates and protests over curriculum and testing, and big changes in the way students are taught. The new year brings more changes, but also an opportunity to find solutions to old problems and reach common ground on the divisions of the past. Here's a look at some of the big questions in education for 2014.

1/9/2014

1/9/2014

PresenceLearning’s award-winning online OT service allows students to connect with remotely located occupational therapists while remaining at their school site or wherever they are receive instruction.

1/9/2014

These apps target the skills that are most essential for achievement in Reading and Mathematics and motivate students to develop these skills through the power of game design.

1/9/2014

In another exciting development, Sye announced that First Book, the international nonprofit social enterprise that provides access to new books and educational resources for programs and educators serving children in need, has now joined the Fast Break for Reading Team.

1/9/2014

Kansas, like every state, explicitly guarantees a free public education in its Constitution, affirming America’s founding belief that only an educated citizenry can preserve democracy and safeguard individual liberty and freedom. And yet in recent years Kansas has become the epicenter of a new battle over the states’ obligation to adequately fund public education.

1/9/2014

Talawanda School District leadership remains the same for 2014 and it wants to keep the district on the same path as in the past few years.

1/9/2014

A motion for the allocation of funds for the design and construction of three schools did not pass after heated discussions about costs, design process and county input.

1/9/2014

The 138 men and women from all corners of Kentucky have a unique opportunity to enact dramatic changes for the betterment of this state as they begin their work with the chief priority being to adopt a new, two-year state budget.

1/9/2014

The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't.

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