K12 Headlines

5/8/2013

5/8/2013

South Carolina Association of School Administrators

Duncan, S.C.

5/8/2013

Rowland Unified School District

Rowland Heights, Calif.

5/8/2013

Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Winifred Hamilton, along with superintendents from Bridgeport, Fairfield, and New Britain, participated in a panel discussion on the importance of early childhood education, Mon., April 29, 2013, at the Regional Superintendents’ Early Childhood Education Symposium in Ridgefield, Conn.

5/8/2013

Through support from Playworld Systems, Good Sports and Wyndham® Extra Holidays more than $175,000 in prizes will be awarded to 14 schools across the nation.

5/8/2013

Columbia Middle School

Sunnyvale School District

Sunnyvale, Calif.

5/8/2013

When Noah Davis, Solar Energy International’s "Solar in the Schools" program manager, started thinking of ways to engage high school students across the U.S. in learning about the ever-evolving technology, he thought back to what interested him as a teenager. “I used to have remote control cars when I was that age, and I thought that just might be something we could use to get our program into high schools,” Davis said.

5/7/2013

5/7/2013

Industry experts gathered to discuss what has changed--and hasn’t--since “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform” was published

5/7/2013

Edited by longtime friend of Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield, the compilation reads like a narrative. The celebration of what Vonnegut called “the long-delayed puberty ceremony” will inspire recent graduates as well as those whose college years are long ago.

5/7/2013

The young scientists and inventors of the 21st annual Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program, the world’s largest K-12 student science competition, are tackling many of today’s most pressing issues, and their prize-winning ideas could someday help build a better future.

5/7/2013

This dynamic package provides teachers and students access to the largest collection of eBooks and thousands of apps, with the power to create multi-media content.

5/7/2013

With a focus on Navigating “Next,” conference sessions will review what's coming next in teaching and learning in a post-PC world, and will prepare education solution providers with the knowledge needed to build the infrastructure, products, and services that schools want or need.

5/7/2013

Almost half of Newport high school students struggle to demonstrate proficiency in math and reading, according to a new report released by the Rhode Island research and advocacy group RI-CAN.

5/7/2013

Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.

5/7/2013

Boston Public Schools, in a push to beef up background checks on employees, will meet the requirements of a new state law mandating that all staff be fingerprinted, and will go a step further by scouring court documents to see if a string of “nonconvictions” is a sign of questionable character.

5/7/2013

The $85 billion in federal budget cuts known as sequestration are beginning to be felt far from the nation’s capital. Facing the task of cutting 142 children from the Head Start program in Colorado Springs this fall, the teachers and administrators came up with a creative response: Have the children decorate empty chairs, then sell them for $500 apiece to stave off the worst of the across-the-board federal cuts heading their way.

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