K12 Headlines

7/11/2013

7/11/2013

The charter school initiative called for school districts to apply to become “authorizers.” If approved, the authorizers would issue requests for proposals to establish specific charter schools or programs. In addition to approved districts, a charter school commission appointed by the state Board of Education acts as an authorizer.

7/11/2013

The improvements are part of the construction of a middle school on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School satellite campus.

7/11/2013

Though the bodies have been taken to Fort Lewis College for further study, very little is known about the dead, and everyone from professors at FLC to Ignacio School District officials has been publicly keeping mum about the origin of the bodies, perhaps out of respect for Native American views of death and wariness of the might of the Southern Ute Tribe.

7/11/2013

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many school districts. It sounds more like corporate America downsizing and the unknowns of the stock market and our economy.

7/11/2013

Portland Public Schools this fall will see new leaders in various buildings and departments as retirements, departures and a magnet program closure and reconfiguration give way to an administrative shuffle.

7/11/2013

Few Americans, particularly black Americans, have any idea of the true magnitude of the black education tragedy. The education establishment might claim that it's not their fault.

7/11/2013

A survey presented at the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference (using data from a Kaiser Permanente poll) revealed that 90% of Americans think schools have a responsibility when it comes to fighting childhood obesity.

7/11/2013

UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute has found that only 1% of students are majoring in computer science, and 0.3% of those are women, despite computer science skills being in high demand. Patton believes that robotics can help address that asymmetry by making computing more interesting for girls.

7/11/2013

The seven private schools that Louisianab arred for academic reasons from accepting new voucher students were among the most dependent of all voucher schools on state money, according to newly released state data.

7/11/2013

The Iowa City school board will save its discussion on a highly anticipated facilities plan for another day, but people in an impassioned crowd made their opinions clear Tuesday night.

7/11/2013

Carroll County's first public charter school has been two years in the making and on Wednesday the Board of Education will decide whether to approve the charter's application or follow Superintendent Steve Guthrie's recommendation to deny it.

7/11/2013

The analysis examines both student performance over the eight-year period and the rate of improvement on test scores to determine how states are performing compared to national averages in advance of the start of Common Core-based tests.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

Lori McCord, director of teaching and learning, says Richland schools need to be prepared for 21st-century learners. That means using fewer traditional textbooks, and adding more tablet computers and online resources, such as articles, videos, and lectures.

7/10/2013

Representatives of the National Federation of State High School Associations, in Denver for its 94th summer meeting, announced Tuesday it will team with PlayOn! Sports to launch an all-digital national network by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

7/10/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today applauded the federal government’s decision to delay the implementation of IRS rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 2015, based upon the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.”

Pages