K12 Headlines

8/9/2013

8/9/2013

An Arkansas school district that was advised against arming its staff by the state attorney general has decided to let teachers carry guns anyway.

8/9/2013

Indiana's top education official acknowledged manipulation in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report stating that the official's predecessor secretly worked to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor.

8/9/2013

We need music in our lives and children need music in our schools. Children deserve to see, feel, and hold string and band instruments, to have the opportunity to share in music-making singly and in groups, and to be in the audience of their peers making music.

8/9/2013

School Committee member David Birnbach is one of the driving players behind STEAM Studio, a school for ninth- through 12th-graders. The proposal for a charter high school in Andover (Mass.) caught many in the town off guard this week—as much for who is proposing it as the fact that it’s being proposed at all.

8/9/2013

The new MOTIV High Back Sofa with Shelf offers additional workspace while retaining a compact footprint. The new sofa, which provides the most utility in high back seating currently offered, is available for order now and will begin shipping later this month.

8/9/2013

The nationally recognized Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, announced today an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital social studies textbook to middle school classrooms district wide. Discovery Education is the primary provider of digital content and digital textbooks to MGSD.

8/9/2013

Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS), a leading provider of blended professional development solutions for K-12 school districts and educators, today announced the launch of ‘The No-Nonsense Nurturer Classroom’ online course, based on The Center for Transformative Teacher Training’s (CT3’s) highly effective classroom management curriculum.

8/9/2013

In addition to netTrekker’s new aesthetic enhancements, subscribers of both netTrekker and icurio will also benefit from Sophia’s more than 26,000 tutorials in subject areas including English, Sciences, Math, Learning Strategies, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, World Languages and Applied Sciences.

8/9/2013

Seattle School Board candidates Suzanne Dale Estey, Sue Peters, and Stephan Blanford received the most votes in their respective districts in the recent primary election. The general election will be held in the fall.

8/9/2013

In Boston, we have the chance of a lifetime. As we laud Mayor Tom Menino and retired School Superintendent Carol Johnson for the progress they’ve made for Boston students, we have the opportunity, with new leadership and a strong foundation, to renovate our school system into one that builds on this foundation and ensures every child graduates prepared for college, career and life.

8/9/2013

Jim Merrill, Wake County School's new school superintendent, takes over for Tony Tata, who was fired last fall. Merrill is the North Carolina district's third superintendent in as many years and is now running the state's largest school district.

8/9/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of his cabinet have approved a permit allowing researchers to exhume bodies buried at a defunct reform school for boys. The permit allows University of South Florida researchers to begin digging at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, a small town located about 60 miles west of Tallahassee in the Florida Panhandle.

8/9/2013

North Atlanta High School, notable for both its beauty and its cost—$147 million compared to $38.5 million, the median cost of a new high school in the Deep South—opens this week in a district still recovering from a cheating scandal.

8/9/2013

Just 26 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed the New York state tests in English, and 30 percent passed in math, according to the N.Y. State Education Department. Fewer than last year, this news is unsettling to parents, principals, and teachers and poses new challenges to a national effort to toughen academic standards.

8/9/2013

Norm Ridder, superintendent of Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools, announced that he and his wife want to move west to be closer to family. He will step down June 30, after nine years as head of the district.

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