K12 Headlines

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.

7/8/2013

Residents of North Bennington, Vt. voted three times to close their public school and establish a new, independent academy, North Bennington Village School, in the old school building. That school is taking shape and plans to open in the fall.

7/8/2013

With a record number of school districts sinking into a deficit, and two possibly on their way to being dissolved, state Superintendent Mike Flanagan is urging drastic action—such as converting Michigan’s nearly 550 districts, 56 intermediate districts, and nearly 280 charter schools into countywide school districts.

7/8/2013

Thirty-five Chinese students aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, including two teen girls who died in the crash in San Francisco on Saturday, were headed for a summer program at a Christian school in Los Angeles.

7/8/2013

Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.

7/8/2013

The Cleveland school district's improvement plan for 13 schools this upcoming school year will bring major changes for some and smaller, but substantial, ones for others. Teachers will receive special training at all 13 schools, some of which will get new principals and see significant staff changes.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Richard Byrne discusses social media strategies for leaders of schools and organizations. Learn what happens when someone Googles your organization. Find out how Google Alerts can keep you informed about what is being said about your district.

7/3/2013

The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course, “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page.

7/3/2013

Julie Wilson, founder and executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, writes in the Partnership for 21st Century Skills blog about engaging students in real-world, project-based learning.

7/3/2013

Minneapolis Public School District

Minneapolis, Minn,

7/3/2013

A central office committee chose Patricia Mann, an instructor at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Conn. out of 16 state finalists who were the respective teachers of the year at technical high schools across the state.

7/3/2013

This quiz, by Lisa Nielsen, author of The Innovative Educator blog, will help you take a close look at how your students and teachers are communicating, connecting, interacting, and engaging today, so you can think about where you want to go in the future.


7/3/2013

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

7/3/2013

Since moving from his White House CIO job to CIO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Brook Colangelo said he is facing a whole new set of challenges. "I wouldn't even say they are challenges; they're opportunities for disruption," Colangelo said in an interview. "The White House situation was more of a turnaround, but this is an opportunity to disrupt a market."

7/3/2013

Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75 percent) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64 percent of adults ages 30 and older.

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