K12 Headlines

9/5/2013

9/5/2013

The parents of an autistic first-grader have reached an agreement with the Athens school district over how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a special-education teacher with a severe allergy to dog dander.

9/5/2013

By a very narrow margin the St. Louis Public School District received a rating of “Fair” from the office of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich Wednesday.

9/5/2013

State lawmakers say the letter grades, A through F, assigned Tuesday to traditional and charter schools will force educators to pay attention to inequities that have been ignored for too long.

9/5/2013

The new contract was approved by a show of hands at Benaroya Hall with about half of the district’s roughly 3,000 teachers in attendance.

9/5/2013

School districts would still be free to set their own start times, Duncan insisted in a broadcast interview, but he pointed to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students.

9/5/2013

Teaming for Transformation II participants will collaborate through an online community focused on digital conversion; a site visit to Katy Independent School District (Katy, TX) to learn about the district’s vision and expectations for student-centered learning; and face-to-face meetings at CoSN 2013, among other educational development activities.

9/5/2013

Jennifer Schiller, director of institutional advancement at the Montrose School, said the building—slated to be completed in the late summer of 2014—will be used for concerts, musicals, and theater performances as well as sporting events.

9/5/2013

The graves were found about 1,900 feet south of the intersection of Hoadly Road and Independence Drive near Dale City in the Manassas-area of the county, said Phil Kavits, director of communications for Prince William County Public Schools.

9/5/2013

When these requirements are fully phased in, to earn a regular diploma, students must pass four years of English, three years of science and three years of math beyond pre-algebra, in addition to separate tests on the "common core" skills of reading, math, and writing.

9/5/2013

In today’s society, mothers and fathers are encouraged to be there for their children from first breath, cutting the umbilical cord, cheering at soccer matches, and helping in the doctor’s office, where many a queasy parent is asked to assist with something that can make a grown man go weak in the knees.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough announced a major upgrade to the school system's Bullying Prevention Hotline. Parents can now send text messages to report concerns about school bullying or student safety.

9/4/2013

Low-income preschoolers in Los Angeles County will have the opportunity to experience a high-tech math program created by the nonprofit MIND Research Institute, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

9/4/2013

As a new school year begins, so does a new state technology support system for students, teachers, and parents. The $26 million Home Base system is one of two major technology initiatives taking place in 2013-2014.

9/4/2013

Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Melanie Honeycutt has rejoined the staff of the Morganton, N.C., district to help prepare students for the rapidly changing technological world.

9/4/2013

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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