K12 Headlines

6/11/2013

6/11/2013

With two notable exceptions, the 2013 Legislature was marked by the death of a wide range of public school bills, including a push to delay the key impact of Louisiana’s new teacher evaluations.

6/11/2013

Five years into the second phase of its mission to overhaul America’s public schools, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is moving to work more closely with teachers, generating interest but also wariness because of past hostilities.

6/11/2013

Ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on their proficiency levels, fell out of favor in the late 1980s and the 1990s as critics charged that they perpetuated inequality by trapping poor and minority students in low-level groups.

6/11/2013

Ernest "Todd" Holden comes to Ashe County (N.C.) from the Iredell-Statesville School System (N.C.), where he is currently the principal of West Iredell High School.

6/11/2013

After a five-month search, the Lake Worth school board selected a new superintendent this week to replace Janice Cooper, who left the district earlier this year.

6/11/2013

We have known for years that too many children lack competencies fundamental to their school success. This unfortunately happens because of things they don’t learn by age 5—most notably in the areas of spoken language and literacy, self-regulation, social-emotional competence and early math.

6/11/2013

Debra Livingston, superintendent of the Fall Mountain Regional School District, was selected to lead New Hampshire's largest school district.

6/10/2013

6/10/2013

Read&Write 11 Gold is an easy-to-use customizable toolbar that integrates with common Windows applications and provides users of all ages and abilities, especially those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners, with the support tools they need to be confident, independent learners.

6/10/2013

Kleenex brand is now the exclusive facial tissues sponsor of TeacherLists.com and will be working with TeacherLists.com to make the exciting service known to even more teachers and families in 2013 and beyond.

6/10/2013

Elevation Education assemblies – already being previewed in schools from New Jersey and Minnesota to Pennsylvania and New York – are designed for students in grades K-8.

6/10/2013

As the first such app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland’s new MyLunchMoney.com® app enables parents to use their smartphones or mobile devices to prepay for student meals, replenish their child’s account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go.

6/10/2013

President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.

6/10/2013

The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.

6/10/2013

Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.

6/10/2013

Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.

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