K12 Headlines

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Electronic cigarette use doubled among U.S. middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012, health officials say.

11/18/2013

Something has to be done to better ensure that today’s children will be able to compete on the global platform of tomorrow.

11/18/2013

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

11/18/2013

When Portland Public Schools leaders agreed to sell Washington High School last month, the deal represented an exception rather than the rule in the way Oregon’s largest district deals with shuttered campuses.

11/18/2013

The governor created the Center for Education and Career Innovation, an approach to the education and workforce preparation pipeline that breaks down the silos that exist between K12 schools, higher education and workforce development.

11/18/2013

Some countries outperform the United States in reading, math and science because they understand you need to be wired to get hired. That's why President Barack Obama has announced ConnectED to connect 99 percent of American students to high-speed broadband within five years.

11/15/2013

11/15/2013

Tools4ever’s UMRA is being implemented to allow the school district to connect with all campus student information systems so that whenever a change is made it is automatically reflected in all corresponding accounts.

11/15/2013

The purchase of Espresso Education highlights Discovery Education’s commitment to supporting educators in the United States and around the world as they transition from static textbooks to dynamic digital learning environments.

11/15/2013

Kate Coombs, curriculum director at Gibbs Smith Education, will present “Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom,” which focuses on using writing to enhance student learning about history. Coombs will debunk five common myths about writing instruction, offer teachers the opportunity to participate in a brief model writing activity, and provide purposeful strategies to help students improve their writing—especially about primary sources.

11/15/2013

To support its teachers in creating instructional environments designed to improve English emergent literacy skills for this student population, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has announced plans to adopt StudySync district-wide as an essential component of its school’s language arts program.

11/15/2013

In the 11 months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., another school attack or safety scare seems to unfold almost weekly. It'd be easy to conclude that school has never been a more dangerous place, but for the U.S.'s 55 million K12 students and 3.7 million teachers, statistics tell another story: Despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safer place.

11/15/2013

Next week, Orbital Sciences, headquartered in Dulles, Va., will launch a new satellite that has been designed and built by high school students. The satellite, TJCubeSat, was developed and built by students at Alexandria, Va.’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Staff from Orbital Sciences volunteered their time to mentor the students on the project, and provided financial support.

11/15/2013

Indiana's top ethics official has filed a complaint against former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett for using state resources for political reasons. The move comes two months after The Associated Press reported Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall.

11/15/2013

John Goodspeed Stuart spend more than 30 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, and superintendent, earning multiple awards and recognition through the years. Stuart retired in 1986 after 12 years as superintendent of Aurora Public Schools.

11/15/2013

Cassadaga Valley School Superintendent Scott Smith resigned and an interim superintendent, Thomas Schmidt, was hired late Tuesday night by the School Board. Jeff Swiatek of the Hodgson Russ law firm, who was hired to speak for the district, confirmed that the board asked for Smith’s resignation due to his relationship with an employee.

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