K12 Headlines

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

11/6/2013

Before the Fast ForWord intervention, brain wave measures illustrated that the children with language-based learning disabilities showed a reduction in brain activity associated with sounds that occur as rapidly as speech sounds do during normal talking.

11/6/2013

At Booker Middle School in Sarasota, Fla., sixth-graders use Kindles and laptops to read their digital textbooks. They've watched a National Geographic video on what it was like deep inside Egyptian tombs. Today, they are designing a magazine and scrolling the internet for pictures on their devices.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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History teacher David Cutler writes that discussing former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal with seniors in his United States government course made students examine their own use of social media.

11/6/2013

As the record number of young adults with autism continues to outpace government resources and employment prospects, Adobe stepped forward this month to support Exceptional Minds, a pioneering digital arts vocational school now preparing individuals with autism for careers in animation, digital graphics, and movie post-production.

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The plan to separate non-English-speaking elementary students from others in core classes opens the door to classifying Spanish-speaking pupils as “second-class students” simply because they are not proficient in English.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

11/6/2013

Twelve public schools in Arizona received a failing grade from the state Department of Education for 2012-13, and several of them have already closed.

11/6/2013

A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.

11/6/2013

There's no doubt Jesus Vargas is a tech savvy teen—he's built his own app. He's a senior at USC Math, Science and Technology High School in the Los Angeles USD—a school that doesn't have the iPads yet. So he was excited to test drive one as he hung out at the after-school program Urban Teens Exploring Technology near USC's campus.

11/6/2013

A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.

11/6/2013

When children walk into their school building, they may pass through some of the dirtiest air on their travel from home to class.

11/5/2013

11/5/2013

Forty-eight surveillance cameras costing $120,000 went into service at four Novato, Calif. schools yesterday, a growing trend among schools across the Bay Area. Novato’s superintendent told the Marin Independent Journal that part of the reason for installing the cameras is to secure schools, discourage the damaging of school property, and keep kids safe.

11/5/2013

In one poor school district in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, students take classes in a bus garage, using plastic sheeting to keep the diesel fumes at bay. In another, there is no more money to tutor young immigrants struggling to read. And just south of Denver, a district where one in four kindergartners is homeless has cut 10 staff positions and is bracing for another cull.

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