K12 Headlines

9/3/2013

9/3/2013

Teacher preparation programs will have to raise admission standards and ensure graduates are boosting the achievement levels of elementary and high-school students to earn national accreditation, according to a revamp of the process adopted Thursday.

9/3/2013

As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.

9/3/2013

Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.

9/3/2013

Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.

9/3/2013

This year's late August heat exposed a tug-of-war in school districts that are under pressure to start school earlier than ever but are unable to pay to equip aging buildings with air conditioning.

9/3/2013

Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.

9/3/2013

California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.

9/3/2013

Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.

9/3/2013

Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.

9/3/2013

PPS is a national organization with local chapters throughout the country that elevates the role of parents in public schools from passive consumers to active participants.

9/3/2013

Are the Common Core standards really necessary? Or just another case of federal overreach?

9/3/2013

Rapid Insight now provides the ability to read and write data to and from Hadoop, and to incorporate Big Data into predictive models with the utilization of Hive.

9/3/2013

The new release of FollettShelf provides schools with universal access to quality K-12 eContent in a consistent virtual learning space that promotes critical thinking skills through reading, studying and note taking.

9/3/2013

He joins Minerva from McGill University where he is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception, and Expertise.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

On a significant date in New Orleans education and civil rights history, about 40 people gathered to reaffirm their opposition to the post-Hurricane Katrina education revolution that fired all the city's teachers, swept most of the schools into the state Recovery School District and turned all but a handful into largely independent charter schools.

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