K12 Headlines

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

The bill would fund preschool for 4-year old children from families earning below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and encourage states to spend their own funds to support preschool for young children with family incomes above that income level.

11/20/2013

Easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion enables students to move through projects such as research papers efficiently, generating better research outcomes and reducing frustration.

11/20/2013

Ocean Charter, a Westside school based on the Waldorf educational philosophy, which bans plastic toys, is part of the much-debated $1-billion effort to provide an iPad to every student and teacher in the Los Angeles USD.

11/19/2013

11/19/2013

By effectively subsidizing half of the U.S. Department of Education's total operations -- spending that encompasses programs ranging from early childhood learning to aid for colleges -- the profits have reduced the agency’s total cost to U.S. taxpayers to the smallest amount since 2001.

11/19/2013

The jury awarded $362,653 in compensatory damages to former Catholic school physical education teacher John Fischler after finding the families spread false statements that he inappropriately touched kids.

11/19/2013

One week after a decision to suspend Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy, a steady stream of parents, politicians and residents stood in front of the school board to demand his reinstatement.

11/19/2013

The Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) have announced the launch of Open Doors: Unlock Your Future, a new online destination providing high school students, educators and families with high-quality tools and resources to help students prepare for their future through in-depth career exploration.

11/19/2013

A dozen other classrooms in the Kansas City area are among 60 nationwide developing and trying out a curriculum to get more high school students learning the many languages of computer coding.

11/19/2013

A majority of New Yorkers believed there is too much testing in schools, but voters were closely divided on the new controversial Common Core curriculum, a poll Monday found.

11/19/2013

According to data gathered by the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education, no Wyoming students were paddled in 2006, the last time statewide data was released. Nationally, there were 223,190 students disciplined that way that year.

11/19/2013

Federal lawyers say that after 25 years of working together, Louisiana has largely stopped cooperating with the federal government on efforts to ensure racial equality in schools.

11/19/2013

Is there a way for teachers to make more money and advance in their careers without leaving the classroom?

11/19/2013

If this generation of Americans is the first not to live better than the previous one, it may be because it is the first generation in memory to not have achieved more education.

11/19/2013

Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts have dramatically increased their reliance on disciplinary practices like out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, study finds.

11/19/2013

State monitor Carole Morris overturned the school board’s decision to hire Gregory Allen, saying in a letter addressed to the school board that the superintendent selection process was flawed and that Allen was not the best candidate for the job.

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