K12 Headlines

8/16/2013

8/16/2013

This state-of-the-art facility combines face-to-face classroom teaching methods with computer-based online learning activities. Students, parents, educators and local dignitaries including the Chandler Chamber of Commerce were in attendance.

8/16/2013

The data show that among the state's largest school districts, San Diego Unified has the top scores in English Language Arts and NCLB Science; San Francisco and Garden Grove are the next in line. Other large districts used in the comparison are those in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, San Bernardino, Sacramento and Oakland.

8/16/2013

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would cut the National Endowment for the Arts by 49 percent. I think this is a terrible idea and call on our congressional delegation to reject this cut.

8/16/2013

A school’s grade means that my children will be taught to the test and will not get a full, rounded education, as I did at their age. A school’s grade implies that there is a correlation between a higher grade and increased pressure put on teachers, administration and students to perform. The test dictates what the child will learn.

8/16/2013

All through his years of schooling, David Johns was one of the few African-Americans in his classroom, from the high school in Los Angeles that was nearly an hour-long bus ride away—but that his mother insisted he attend—to Columbia University in New York. Even when he taught elementary school in Manhattan, not a single black student sat behind one of the desks before him.

8/16/2013

The Shelby County Board of Education is expanding its science and technology programs this year by offering Chelsea Middle School the same robotics course available at Oak Mountain Middle School.

8/16/2013

Two weeks before the start of school, dozens of students have learned their classes have been eliminated. Officials from the New Haven School District said the Microsociety Magnet School's 6th, 7th, and 8th grades have been cut because of a $3 million deficit and students affected must begin a new school year at a different school.

8/16/2013

Four people with varied backgrounds—in computer science, art, math and design—have banded together in Brooklyn to rethink how programming is taught and opened the School for Poetic Computation.

8/16/2013

Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.

8/16/2013

Keith Evans, head of Henrico County's Collegiate School, has accepted a similar position in Atlanta, but he’ll stay in Richmond for the 2013-2014 school year. His departure is the second of the school's leadership team this year.

8/16/2013

Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.

8/16/2013

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.

8/16/2013

The 5R7-570(A) RoHS compliant is a open board temperature controller is specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to pro-vide the most precise control to thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules at the most economical price.

8/16/2013

An old Army buddy of mine invited me for a weekend of golf recently. Imagine my surprise if I found that, in Florida, they used a smaller golf ball. Mine would not fit in the holes and my clubs and swing would not be calibrated to the Florida balls. Fortunately, this never happens because the game of golf has standards. All balls must meet the same size, weight, velocity, and distance specifications to be considered a “golf ball.” 

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

Ruiz was one of six finalists out of more than 140,000 students from across the country who entered the U.S. competition to demonstrate their skills at Microsoft desktop computing applications. Finalists took timed exams and conducted interviews to prove their expertise.

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