K12 Headlines

6/6/2013

6/6/2013

The ceremony came after a tumultuous May in which the district laid off its teachers and closed for two weeks when it couldn’t meet payroll. The district reopened after the state agreed to release $400,000 it had withheld to make up for earlier overpayments.

6/6/2013

Ten JPS bus drivers picketed on N. West Avenue between Monroe and North streets at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Another picket is planned for a similar time on Thursday, June 6 on Wildwood Avenue in front of the JPS administration offices, said Lori Grantham, a bus driver and vice president of the Jackson Education Support Personnel union, which represents bus drivers.

6/6/2013

Alcohol sales would be allowed within 300 feet of public and private schools and public hospitals in mixed-use zoning in those areas. Elsewhere in the city, businesses wanting to sell alcohol within that buffer in mixed-use zoning have to seek a variance from the City Council.

6/6/2013

If a gunman enters one of Plainfield District 202's 30 schools this fall, the principal could press the electronic pendant on the lanyard around her neck. Or an office worker will be able to tap the wireless panic button beneath his desk.

6/6/2013

New programs to help students meet tougher academic standards and a state-mandated teacher rating system helped to boost New York City's public schools budget to a record $24.8 billion next year.

6/6/2013

The call was part of a stepped-up effort to press Congress to approve the 10-year program, which would finance preschool expansion by raising billions of dollars with an increase in the cigarette tax. But there is little sign that the Republican-controlled House is ready to approve such a tax to expand preschool.

6/6/2013

The K-12 learning standards known as “Common Core” have been adopted by 45 states after being in the works for several years. But recently there has been a growing chorus of tea party and other opponents who say the standards should be dumped.

6/6/2013

Once again the chamber attracted some "big-name" education reformers to Mackinac: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former head of Washington, D.C.’s school system and now leader of Student First, Michelle Rhee.

6/6/2013

In last month’s Supreme Court decision in State v Lobato, four justices ruled that the Colorado school finance system provides a “thorough and uniform” education for all Colorado children, and also allows “local control” of instructional content by local school boards. Both conditions are required by the Colorado Constitution.

6/6/2013

The nationally recognized charter school will reopen a larger, two-story building to accommodate students from the lower elementary grades, who will attend school with fifth and sixth-graders.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

This report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing big data as users interact with digital systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve learning systems and to strive to discover more about how people learn.

6/5/2013

June 8-14, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 17-20, 2013

Hot Springs, Ark.

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June 23-26, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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