K12 Headlines

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to welcome new teachers to the education profession and offer professional development resources to ensure their success during the coming school year.

8/21/2013

Ryan Kenny, currently the Westwood Regional School District's technology coordinator, has been hired by the Ridgewood Public Schools district as manager of information technology. He will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district's information technology plans.

8/21/2013

In a recent article for The Telegraph, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, claimed that in today's technologically-advanced world there was no place for teaching grammar or spelling as technology would correct it for us. However, students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker. Advances in technology are no excuse to stop striving for high standards of literacy.

8/21/2013

Long Pham has been named chief information officer at Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land. Pham previously served as director of information technology and services for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will be pulling at least one of this children out of public school in response to a recently passed bill that greatly expands the rights of transgender students.

8/20/2013

Longer days do seem to solve a lot of problems at once: allowing more time for personal instruction, gym, and the arts; matching school schedules with the needs of working parents.

8/20/2013

The United States has become a global leader in education spending, while also becoming a global laggard in student achievement.

8/20/2013

“Zero tolerance” policies call for automatic, harsh punishments, often suspensions or expulsions, for certain offenses. Now there’s a trend to ban the policies, including those in Ohio.

8/20/2013

Surrounded by colorful number cards, beads and blocks, dozens of elementary teachers from across Louisville sat inside a packed training room last week, learning a new way of teaching math that focuses on problem-solving and in-depth understanding.

8/20/2013

A predawn phone call Sunday from the Pinellas County School District jolted hundreds of bleary-eyed parents out of bed with a one-minute recorded "welcome back" message from the superintendent.

8/20/2013

Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students' and schools' performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

8/20/2013

After a rocky 13-year reign as Evanston's elementary school district superintendent, Hardy Murphy abruptly resigned two weeks before the start of classes, leaving stunned supporters and detractors with questions.

8/20/2013

Two recent events — one on the east coast and one on the west coast — raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

8/20/2013

North Carolina’s educators find themselves stranded between two compensation systems.

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