K12 Headlines

3/29/2013

3/29/2013

Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.

3/29/2013

English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages—more than 100 in some locations—as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country.

3/29/2013

The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.

3/29/2013

A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.

3/29/2013

A bipartisan group of state House lawmakers is backing an ambitious bill to improve school safety in North Carolina. House Bill 452 would spend $34 million over the next two years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.

3/28/2013

3/28/2013

The per-student funding amount has been held at the same level for three years now. And across Alaska, school districts are considering budget cuts.

3/28/2013

Award-winning digital learning solution Wowzers® announced today digital learning webinar sponsorship series in partnership with edWeb.net.  The professional learning community will assist school administrators,curriculum coordinators and teachers as they explore and update classrooms with game-based and adaptive learning models. 

3/28/2013

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor is pitch perfect in the role of outraged parent and education reformer, distilling complex policy debates into bare-knuckled banter.

3/28/2013

Insight 360 with the Mobi 360 was named a finalist for Best Cross-Curricular Solution and Insight 360 with the Teacher App for iPad was named a finalist for the Best Cross-Curricular Solution and Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device categories.

3/28/2013

Patricia Levesque, the executive director of former Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future, held a press conference Tuesday morning to rally support for the controversial parent-trigger proposal.

3/28/2013

A report published in Education Week ranks Alabama's K-12 public education system 30th in the nation, despite longstanding beliefs the state typically rates at the bottom.

3/28/2013

If spring comes as promised, contractors could begin setting up at the site of the first new Ames elementary school on Miller Avenue this week.

3/28/2013

A construction project due to be ready in time for kick off this fall includes adding restrooms, a spirit shop and a shelter for the 200-member high school band at the football stadium.

3/28/2013

PlattForm, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities, will present at the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities (OCICU) 7th Annual Conference, held April 4-5 in Chicago, Ill. The focus of this year’s event is “Engaging the Future of Online Learning.”

3/28/2013

From bus schedules to fund raisers, classroom directions to sports stickers, this how-to handbook is full of guidance to help education staff implement visual communications with ideas for custom labels, name tents, signs, bumper stickers, sports logos, library labels, and more.

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