K12 Headlines

12/16/2013

12/16/2013

The release of the remaining new School Performance Profiles completes a picture showing a wide variation in how the state's public schools and their students are doing.

12/16/2013

A new poll from NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that the majority of parents feel their child's school is preparing students for college. But 4 in 10 say that schools do not sufficiently prepare students who will not attend college — and parents of girls are even more likely to be concerned than parents of boys.

12/16/2013

A new report calling for South Carolina to increase the state’s investment in charter schools comes as the state still is struggling to recover from the economic downturn and continues to invest heavily in education reform driven by new standards and high-stakes testing.

12/16/2013

The measures vary from district to district, depending on the availability of resources. Some have added new alarms, classroom door locks and security cameras. Some have considered hiring new police officers and security guards.

12/16/2013

Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and the country marked the anniversary with events including a White House moment of silence.

12/16/2013

She gave her life to keep ‘her’ children safe. But arming teachers isn’t the answer.

12/16/2013

A year after a gunman massacred 26 first-graders and adults in a Connecticut elementary school, educational officials across the United States continue to face the longstanding question of how to best protect their students.

12/16/2013

Millions of dollars available to school systems across the state are dwindling to an end, as federal funding is set to expire next year.

12/13/2013

12/13/2013

The Opening Minds USA awards seek to recognize innovations that are advancing the field of early childhood education to better the lives of young children and their families.

12/13/2013

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) turned the House of Representatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee Room into four digital classrooms yesterday to demonstrate how education technology is transforming the way teachers’ teach and students’ learn.

12/13/2013

ANCGroup, a sales and service organization that works with school districts to deliver best-of-breed technology solutions, will act as a reseller of Registration Gateway, offering the product to its customers located in the southeast region of the U.S.

12/13/2013

One of the lessons I've learned in my work as a teacher is that learning is not a passive phenomenon, something that can be done to students—it requires the active participation of the learner. We often refer to this personal investment of time and energy as engagement. When students are engaged as learners we see growth, when they are disengaged we see stagnation, or even worse, regression.

12/13/2013

The #MyZeitgeist competition was made in partnership with Google and is tied to their annual “Zeitgest” project- which highlights the biggest events of the year as seen through the site’s search engine results.

12/13/2013

Fresno USD Superintendent Michael Hanson will get an extra year tacked onto his four-year contract after getting a positive review by the school board. Hanson, whose contract was set to expire in 2017, will get another year on the job as a perk for getting high marks from six out of the seven school board members on his annual review.

12/13/2013

A new report calling for South Carolina to increase the state’s investment in charter schools comes as the state still is struggling to recover from the economic downturn and continues to invest heavily in education reform driven by new standards and high-stakes testing. Before investing further in charter schools, South Carolina must consider the full picture now becoming clear about how charter schools perform.

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