K12 Headlines

12/10/2013

12/10/2013

We learned the latest PISA results last week, and American students performed the same on the well-regarded international exam as they have for the past 10 years -- completely stagnant, smack dab in the middle of the spectrum.

12/10/2013

Superintendent Terry Grier says district's new policy will correct "a longstanding wrong" by banning mascots and nicknames that use race or ethnicity.

12/10/2013

Facing federal scrutiny, Minneapolis schools are considering revisions to a discipline policy that is intended to keep order in classrooms but has imposed heavier ­penalties on black and American Indian ­students.

12/10/2013

The tension, months in the making, has boiled over at monthly State Board of Education meetings, where Superintendent Glenda Ritz and board members, who are appointed by the governor, continue to wrestle for control over the state’s education policies.

12/10/2013

In the year since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lawmakers across the country have introduced hundreds of pieces of legislation. Many called for arming more security guards or, like a law passed in Texas, for arming teachers. Others tightened laws meant to keep guns out of schools.

12/10/2013

Twenty of our nation’s brightest high school students will present their original research projects and compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high schoolers at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals.

12/10/2013

Instead of perpetuating or even escalating the reform war, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has an opportunity to gather the tribes and develop a “post-reform” education agenda that combines the best that both sides have to offer.

12/10/2013

The former chief operating officer for DeKalb County schools was sentenced to 15 years in prison and her former husband was sentenced to eight years in prison for manipulating construction contracts.

12/10/2013

The state of Indiana is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, which challenges new IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act, the release said.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

12/9/2013

Millions of parents face the tedious annual chore of purchasing school supplies, yet very little in this process has changed in decades. Instead of the antiquated paper list model where parents have to track down their lists each year, TeacherLists.com gives educators and parents a central, online location for sharing supply lists.

12/9/2013

The EmployeeSafe Suite ensures that school districts are in compliance with ever-changing district, state and federal mandates while reducing the time and effort typically required of administration.

12/9/2013

The Epson PowerLite X15 offers 3,000 lumens color light output and 3,000 lumens white light output2, XGA resolution and advanced connectivity at $599* for today’s budget conscious schools.

12/9/2013

A community group has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.

12/9/2013

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

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