K12 Headlines

1/7/2014

1/7/2014

A legislative investigative committee has begun taking testimony from state education employees, the latest step in an ongoing inquiry of alleged wrongdoing and financial misconduct by state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.

1/7/2014

Before the radio chat, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will address the Berkeley students to discuss current research activities on the orbiting laboratory and how a STEM curriculum could help students join the next generation of explorers

1/7/2014

In a recent speech to the annual conference of the American Economic Association, 2000 Nobel Prize winner James Heckman mentioned that an early childhood education initiative may show up in this year’s State of the Union address.

1/7/2014

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

1/7/2014

Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

1/7/2014

Rier, who has worked in the DOE for 10 years, has been overseeing the department since former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in September 2013.

1/7/2014

This recognition also marks the fourth year in a row that Lexia’s technology-based reading programs have been honored by educators as a District Administration Top 100 product.

1/7/2014

Grant from the Department’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence program will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, as well as classroom-based psychoeducation and skill-building strategies.

1/7/2014

The expanded program now enrolls more educators, inducting a larger membership class than ever before, and includes an Emerging Leaders Grant opportunity that will award selected participants in their second year of the program with grants of up to $2,000.

1/7/2014

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

1/7/2014

Amid a terrible budget crunch, most district schools began the year without a full-time counselor. After Gov. Tom Corbett released $45 million to the district, 80 positions were restored in November.

1/6/2014

1/6/2014

Mac & trees—macaroni and cheese with broccoli—roasted parsnip chips, strawberry and spinach salad and green monster pops were already on the menu at some Vermont schools that have done away with frozen chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Now those creative cooks are sharing their healthful recipes with other schools.

1/6/2014

After years of buying land to build new schools, the Broward School District is now looking to unload some parcels. The student boom has ended and there is not enough money to maintain the district's 2,400 buildings, some in desperate need of repair. So three separate lots—in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park—will be sold for more than $10 million.

1/6/2014

The new leader of the nation's biggest public school system started her job with storm clouds brewing—the clouds that had a new city administration weighing whether to call a snow day for 1.1 million students. But Carmen Farina had a sunny smile for the middle schoolers she visited on her first day as schools chancellor.

1/6/2014

There may be some good news for kids complaining that their school lunches are unappetizing and leaving them hungry. U.S. regulators said they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childhood obesity by reining in calories and portion sizes.

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