K12 Headlines

11/12/2013

11/12/2013

Days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas would be his running mate next fall, officials in that state are raising a question already asked -- but some say not fully answered -- in Connecticut.

11/12/2013

The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.

11/12/2013

To support EL students at Compton and other schools and districts around the country, WriteToLearn now features a selection of enhanced essay writing prompts targeted specifically at this special population. These prompts provide students with feedback that focuses on the fundamentals of writing including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics and ordering of ideas.

11/12/2013

A five-year $1.25 million federal grant will help the University of Georgia College of Education launch a new graduate program to train behavior specialists how to assess and treat children with developmental disabilities who show severe aggressive behavior.

11/12/2013

The President John F. Kennedy students learn about today is not their grandparents’ J.F.K. In a high school textbook written by John M. Blum in 1968, Kennedy was a tragic hero, cut down too soon. By the mid-’80s, that heady excitement was a distant memory, and Kennedy a diminished one.

11/11/2013

11/11/2013

The Time To Know platform – which has been shown to increase students' academic achievement and standardized test scores in pilots in Grand Prairie, Texas, and New York City – transforms the classroom by empowering teachers with the digital content and tools that they need to effectively drive student performance.

11/11/2013

This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators.

11/11/2013

The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.

11/11/2013

Reviewer comments included statements promoting the relevance and alignment of content. One reviewer stated, “[the program] provides thematic connections between fiction and non-fiction over multiple content areas” while another stated, “[the program] consistently provides on-demand writing opportunities throughout the program.”

11/11/2013

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

11/11/2013

The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.

11/11/2013

Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.

11/11/2013

It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.

11/11/2013

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

11/11/2013

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

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