K12 Headlines

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

Task force members will meet Friday to discuss the recommendations expected to be posted on the State Board of Education’s website late Wednesday or early Thursday. The list isn’t necessarily the final set of recommendation that will go to the governor.

8/22/2013

Funds from the 2010 rollover bond were committed to creating single-point entryways at every school in the district in an effort to make them more secure. However, the decision wasn’t made until April, putting workers in a time crunch, said Keith Shaffer, projects manager for the district.

8/22/2013

In the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools released Wednesday, less than one-quarter of those polled believe that increased testing has helped the performance of public schools, and a majority oppose the inclusion of students' test scores in teacher evaluations.

8/22/2013

As a city with a long and proud tradition of civic activism, political engagement and progressive education, Seattle should easily be the civics-education capital of America.

8/22/2013

Americans have a decidedly mixed view of the education reforms now sweeping the nation, supporting moves to open up public schools to more competition — and yet wary of ceding too much control to market forces.

8/22/2013

While it’s been successful around the nation, PowerSchool has never been used for a district as large as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or the Wake County Public School System, said Philip Price, technology chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

8/22/2013

Legislators passed a law that is changing the way people think about bullying and where it happens. For the first time, schools are responsible for bullying incidents on and off of school property.

8/22/2013

The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.

8/22/2013

The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.

8/22/2013

A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.

8/22/2013

The idea is not to entertain but to soothe — and perhaps cut down on discipline problems, said Jim Wright, director of transportation for the Horry County School District that includes this city of almost 20,000 and Myrtle Beach on the northern South Carolina coast.

8/22/2013

These are buildings constructed way before today’s energy-efficiency standards, when a library was mainly a place to store books, newspapers and magazines, and cloud computing, Wi-Fi networks and e-books hadn’t even been invented.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.

8/21/2013

Indiana's Tri-Creek Schools has adopted the project-based learning approach developed by the nonprofit New Tech Network to educate students using a rigorous, hands-on curricula and computers. Seventh-graders at Lowell Middle School will be the first group in the district to be immersed in the new culture.

8/21/2013

Schools in the Buncombe County district in Asheville, N.C., rolled out its bring your own device program this week as some 26,000 students headed back to school. The program encourages students and teachers to bring in their cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices for use in the classroom.

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