K12 Headlines

4/24/2013

4/24/2013

Charter School for Applied Technologies

Buffalo, N.Y.

4/24/2013

Aleutians East Borough School District

Sand Point, Alaska

4/24/2013

David K. Pennington, superintendent of the Ponca City Public Schools, Ponca City, Okla., has been elected the 2013-14 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

4/24/2013

Kentucky is one of only eight states that do not allow charter schools in any form. Why not?

4/24/2013

Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing schoolclosings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents group.

4/24/2013

At Dublin (Ohio) City Schools, Chinese teacher Dun Zhang teaches class in three different high school buildings—at the same time. With a shrinking budget and a desire to keep the foreign language program, the district moved to a blended model this year, with a combination of in-person, online, and video conference classes, to save money while reaching as many students as possible.

4/23/2013

4/23/2013

The school board has named Hayward USD Superintendent Donald Evans as its only finalist in a search to fill the top job in Berkeley.

4/23/2013

Cody Hemric, the former assistant principal, will step in to the fill the shoes of former principal Junior Luffman.

4/23/2013

Bill Gates’ faith in test scores as indicators of effectiveness makes it clear that he buys the conventional wisdom that the teacher’s role is to “deliver information.” But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

4/23/2013

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has launched its Fueling Education Promotion, a new program with ClassWish that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms.

4/23/2013

More than 1.2 million students already have access to thousands of books on the myON platform, but this expansion will provide them with unlimited anytime, anywhere access to their personalized learning environment from virtually any device using the Android operating system.

4/23/2013

Throughout the country, educators are reconsidering the traditional school day and school year calendar and exploring ways to increase the amount of learning time provided to students.

4/23/2013

One Call Now is a Pearson ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partner for their student information system, PowerSchool. Schools already using the Pearson suite of educational technology solutions can easily add One Call Now as their notification services provider.

4/23/2013

Called Ten at Two, short, structured breaks are among the simple, low-cost strategies the Norris School District has been working into its daily routine the past half-dozen years to add physical activity to the school day.

4/23/2013

Madison School District property taxes for 2013 could increase 7.4 percent under budget recommendations being presented Monday to the Madison School Board.

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