K12 Headlines

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

The Dropout Recovery and Prevention OCP is a collaborative effort managed by the American Institutes for Research Connected Educators project. The community focuses on improving outcomes for over-age, under-credited learners, with an emphasis on helping schools play a central role in dropout recovery by partnering with other community organizations.

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October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla. 

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October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa. 

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The School District of Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Fla.

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The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.

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A hard-fought effort to place the Wake County school board’s multi-billion-dollar real-estate portfolio under the control of Wake County commissioners was turned back by the state House in a bipartisan vote.

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Some private schools in the area say they're anxiously waiting now to learn if they will receive any taxpayer support for parents to send their children to their private schools.

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The River Valley School District (Three Oaks, Mich.) has received $1.1 million, the largest grant ever awarded by local investment group The Pokagon Fund. The money will be used to improve security and enhance technology at the district’s three buildings.

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Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.

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Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.

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Tucson Unified School District

Tucson, Ariz.

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Citizen Schools

Boston, Mass.

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The American K12 school system is in a state of crisis. When compared to other industrialized nations, our children average lower in language skills, mathematics, and science in a world market that has become dependent on those skills. Cash-strapped schools are unable to hire enough qualified instructors to provide traditional public education. MOOCs can help turn this Titanic around.

7/31/2013

Every teacher strives for the best academic results for pupils in their care, so they can reach their potential and contribute fully to society. Yet some teachers are concerned that the drive for academic attainment is often at the detriment of a balanced and rounded curriculum, accessible to all, and one which prepares pupils to be socially and emotionally resilient.

7/30/2013

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In a recent public presentation made in conjunction with a leading industry conference, Hames challenged key stakeholders to communicate, involve, and challenge each other to build something better.

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