K12 Headlines

1/9/2014

1/9/2014

When North Bennington residents voted to shutter their public school, it wasn’t because of rising teacher pay or declining test scores.

1/9/2014

11 days after the heating unit died, Columbia experienced record low temperatures. The temperatures inside the building have been reported as low as 55 degrees.

1/9/2014

Several years ago, the Hemet Unified School District re-drew some of its boundaries because of budget cuts, which meant about 100 kids who would have gone to Winchester Elementary, instead went to Harmony Elementary.

1/9/2014

Although none of the curricula under consideration was developed by Planned Parenthood, the expert’s connection to the reproductive-health organization riled many parents and community members who filled the room.

1/9/2014

ASCD’s Instagram profile will show educators worldwide a behind-the-scenes look at ASCD, while providing free motivation and professional development through pictures and videos.

1/8/2014

1/8/2014

February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

1/8/2014

IBM has released its annual "5 in 5" list of predictions about technological innovations that will change the way we live in the next five years, with the theme being cognitive advances in computing that help machines "learn" how to better serve us.

1/8/2014

The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee has a big request of state lawmakers this year—to spend $30 million on technology to help all public school buildings across the state go wireless. As online tools have increasingly become part of instruction, committee members want students to be able to use mobile technology anywhere in a school building.

1/8/2014

The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University in Illinois will cost an estimated $2.3 million a year to operate. The STEM school, which will serve 200 third- to eighth-grade students from East Aurora, West Aurora, Oswego 308 and Indian Prairie 204, will focus on STEM education.

1/8/2014

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

1/8/2014

Easily searchable libraries of documentation allow site visitors to quickly locate specific files, including data sheets, engineering specifications and drawings.

1/8/2014

All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards.

1/8/2014

Thanks to the new and improved Math Shack, students have a personal trainer to help them bulk up their brains so they’re strong enough to face the SATs and ACTs.

1/8/2014

Fast Break for Reading, a literacy-focused partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA), will once again challenge schools and students to accumulate reading minutes to qualify for sports incentives and a chance to attend the ABA finals.

1/8/2014

ASCD announced the release of four new professional development titles for educators.

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