K12 Headlines

7/2/2013

7/2/2013

Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.

7/2/2013

To better serve educators with a full range of solutions that drive efficiency as well as student success, Follett is re-aligning its businesses to provide one point of contact for administrators, IT professionals, librarians, curriculum coordinators and teachers.

7/2/2013

A San Diego Superior Court judge Monday rejected a claim by parents in the Encinitas elementary school system that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination.

7/2/2013

Replacing Interim Superintendent Timothy Brennan, Cittadino received a three-year contract, expiring in June 30, 2016.

7/2/2013

The state budget expanding taxpayer-funded voucher schools across Wisconsin will put new limits on the release of public data about their performance, with Gov. Scott Walker reshaping those limits Sunday with his veto pen.

7/2/2013

Despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to stay awake inside humid classrooms.

7/2/2013

Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Samsung also announced that Eloy Elementary School District of Arizona is among the first U.S. schools to license Samsung School, with 24 smart classrooms being outfitted for the 2013/2014 school year.

7/1/2013

A grant of $1.173 million per year, renewable annually for up to three years for a total of up to $3.52 million, will enable Harlem Ivy to build on its successful programming and partnerships in three Harlem schools.

7/1/2013

The mini-course requires 9-12 hours of participants’ time over a four week period and is targeted to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other 21st century discipline educators at the K-12 and undergraduate level.

7/1/2013

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread protests over school closures in the city.

7/1/2013

State education officials have identified the nine Oklahoma schools most in need of a turnaround.

7/1/2013

Charter schools are driving education reform in Massachusetts. Now is not the time to retreat from the reforms on which our success was built.

7/1/2013

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

7/1/2013

The value of expanded learning time has been a hot topic of conversation over recent months in our community, with some schools considering expanding their calendar and the School Committee considering a change to the calendar at Saltonstall School, a long-standing extended-year school.

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