K12 Headlines

7/25/2013

7/25/2013

The recommended budget was slightly different from a budget presented June 27. The school board approved an $81.3 million budget in that earlier meeting, which the County Budget Committee declined July 8 to pass over to the full County Commission.

7/25/2013

Edgewood Schools joins a handful of Ohio schools that have approved letting school personnel carry weapons, as officials explore ways to improve security in the aftermath of deadly school shootings last year in Connecticut and Northeast Ohio.

7/25/2013

It is reported that Michael Hairston, in 2010 president of the Fairfax Education Association, called cursive “a dying art.” He also said, “Cursive writing is a traditional skill that has been replaced with technology.” Other anti-cursive educators refer to cursive as “obsolete.”

7/25/2013

Nearly two dozen parents, teachers, scientists and advocacy groups commented at the state Department of Education hearing on the Next Generation Science Standards. The broad set of guidelines will revamp content in grades K-12 and help meet requirements from a 2009 law that called for improving education.

7/25/2013

Board members voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $4,168,199 to be paid to Hammond Construction to complete the project. The figure includes $3,865,745 to cover subcontracted work, $155,832 for construction personnel costs, and Hammond's fee of $53,491.

7/25/2013

The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.

7/25/2013

Members of the Local School Council at Dyett High School say their principal has advised them he can’t pay for enough teachers with the budget he was issued from Chicago Public Schools.

7/25/2013

Parents of Summit school children received that news in an email sent mid-afternoon on Friday, July 19. The reasons for these changes are “the responsibility to put the safety of our students foremost,” the letter said.

7/25/2013

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill aimed at greatly narrowing the federal role in public education that was expanded under No Child Left Behind. No Democrat voted for the bill, called the Student Success Act, and the Obama administration has threatened to veto it.

7/25/2013

Almost all the states and Washington, D.C., are grappling with a big challenge as the new school year nears: getting teachers up to speed on the Common Core, a sweeping set of new education standards for English language arts and math.

7/25/2013

The lack of raises for teachers and other state employees, a $120 million cut in state spending for teacher assistants, and the shifting of $10 million to vouchers for private schools were described by many as a backward move for a state once known for valuing public education.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013

Cumberland (R.I.) High School is using the Edgenuity online blended learning program for summer school credit recovery. The program provides more flexibility to students who might otherwise have had to take summer classes in another school where Cumberland would not be able to control the rigor.

7/24/2013

A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and high school students finds that digital technologies are impacting student writing in myriad ways and there are significant advantages from tech-based learning.

7/24/2013

Experts in the field of global awareness education and citizenship presented at P21's Congressional Event on Student Learning and Success in the 21st Century in June. In this video, watch the moderator and three panelists engage in lively discussion.

7/24/2013

San Antonio's Northside Independent School District recently decided to end its controversial microchip tracking program, months after a student unsuccessfully sued the district over the policy.

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