K12 Headlines

3/4/2014

3/4/2014

The Alexandria City board plans to approve Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as its new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. Crawley was named interim superintendent in October 2013.

3/4/2014

Students in foster care move schools 1-2 times a year, and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves. Children are estimated to lose 4-6 months of academic progress per move.

3/4/2014

EdStart.com announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.

3/4/2014

Reading Rainbow (RR) and Kindermusik International (KI) are partnering to combine KI’s research-based musical learning curriculum with RR’s mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices with new digital content.

3/4/2014

While many schools have banned use of personal gadgets in class, others now encourage it. Ads may pop up in the course of those classroom Web activities, or during the social media checking and Web browsing done between classes.

3/4/2014

According to a recent San Francisco State University study, Individualized Education Plan goals written with the support of Goalbook contained two and a half times more information for planning and measuring a student’s success.

3/4/2014

Paul Ash, who has served as superintendent for nearly nine years, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015 to take a new position at a large national educational consulting company.

3/4/2014

Gas costs, budget cuts and jam-packed school days loaded with tests have all cut back on field trips that used to dot educational calendars. But if schools find a willing partner, they could easily replicate the idea behind the "school with no walls."

3/4/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission voted to reject a Lewiston-Auburn school that would be affiliated with an imam tied to political upheaval in Turkey, but did approve the state’s first Web-based charter school.

3/4/2014

At its core, the Keystone Exams and the underlying Common Core curriculum are not just about public school students' academic achievement. The forces behind the push are as much economic as they are educational.

3/4/2014

Under the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Albuquerque’s charter school movement should feel complimented that the state’s largest school district is considering creating magnet middle schools that mirror some of its success stories.

3/3/2014

3/3/2014

Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.

3/3/2014

New figures from the Auditor General’s Office show less than 54 cents out of every education dollar went into actual classroom spending — 7.4 percentage points below the national average.

3/3/2014

Four buyers would scoop up the properties, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target it must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

3/3/2014

To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.

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