K12 Headlines

11/25/2013

11/25/2013

A joint project from Kudlian and Aardman, the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, Animate It is an intuitive software package that enables students of all ages to create their own professional, stop-motion animated movie.

11/25/2013

Over the past year, THINK Nation students have donated nearly 2.5 million points, the equivalent of $50,000.00, to featured charities. In fact, following recent natural disasters, many students chose to forego classroom prizes, instead donating their points to the American Red Cross relief funds.

11/25/2013

The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties.

11/25/2013

A few years ago, Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School was one of Philadelphia's and the state's most troubled, violent and academically underachieving high schools. Today, Gratz is on the rebound.

11/25/2013

Education departments around the country are rolling back graduation requirements in a bid to aid students who aren't headed to university. But they risk marginalizing minorities.

11/25/2013

This was supposed to be the year of the iPad’s crowning triumph in education—its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven’t quite turned out as planned.

11/25/2013

Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.

11/25/2013

For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes.

11/25/2013

Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.

11/25/2013

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has raised the ire of state teachers unions and some lawmakers after emails show she helped craft language in an anti-teacher-tenure ballot initiative.

11/25/2013

The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.

11/25/2013

Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers a national anti-dropout effort that’s making a difference in Seattle.

11/25/2013

After declaring all 9th-grade seats filled for 2013-14, disappointing hundreds of applicants, two of the city's most popular public high schools quietly admitted at least 85 more students, according to the Recovery School District.

11/25/2013

Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.

11/22/2013

11/22/2013

Ronald Dufalla, superintendent of Pittsburgh-based Brentwood Borough School District for eight years, will retire at the end of June. Dufalla, 59, of McKeesport, has worked in education for 38 years, 37 of which he spent in Brentwood.

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