K12 Headlines

4/23/2013

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.

4/23/2013

More than 130 police officers and deputies roam the halls of Orange County's 184 public schools, a visible reminder of efforts to make schools safer. But the same schools share only 44 social workers. That's about one for every 4,150 students, well over the one-to-250 ratio recommended by the School Social Work Association of America.

4/23/2013

The leader of the world’s largest public education system says he’ll fight for change until his last day on the job. Two years to the day after city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott officially took over the Education Department, the “boy from Queens” promised to keep pushing the reforms that have defined the Bloomberg administration.

4/23/2013

A look at Ohio’s new A-F report card system, slated to be rolled out in August, shows many school districts score poorly in areas such as closing achievement gaps between students — one of the new graded measures.

4/23/2013

A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes and killed at least 14 people.

4/23/2013

A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association’s logo and hunting rifle. Jared Marcum, 14, said the shirt did not violate Logan Middle School’s dress code policy.

4/23/2013

School officials said they are trying to be as prepared as possible to help children and staff after an emotional week off.

4/23/2013

These standards provide the basis of student assessment, for curriculum development, and for the development and correlation of personal finance to existing and new lessons and other teaching materials.

4/22/2013

4/22/2013

The PSP Program is a resource directory that features professional service providers ¾ like therapists, consultants, and more ¾ committed to serving the charter school sector. Participants in the PSP Program not only demonstrate up-to-date expertise and knowledge, but they have also passed the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ ten-point evaluation process to prove that they are credible resources within their areas of expertise.

4/22/2013

School districts across the state of Arkansas are in the beginning stages of learning, understanding, and meeting new state teacher evaluation requirements, and with the help of the observe4success platform, Greenbrier administrators feel that they are ahead of the game.

4/22/2013

Although the Cleveland School District is leaving its longtime offices on East Sixth Street this summer, school board member Eric Wobser wants the district to increase its presence downtown. Wobser has proposed using all $4.5 million from the sale of the district headquarters to the Drury hotel chain for creating a new school downtown, or expanding one or both of the district schools already there.

4/22/2013

Arlington school board members say they have no desire for teachers to bring concealed guns to class and instead are focusing on measures such as new surveillance cameras and door buzzers to improve security at elementary schools.

4/22/2013

Let’s be clear, a child who does not receive a quality education today will become an adult without much of a future tomorrow. If we allow children to rot in historically failing schools, we all will suffer.

4/22/2013

Members of the Fond du Lac Board of Education will choose officers and decide on their annual compensation during a reorganizational portion of Monday’s regular meeting. Elizabeth Hayes, who was recently re-elected to her tenth term on the board, currently serves as president. Julie Nett is vice president, Eric Everson, secretary/clerk, and Kathleen Nagle, treasurer, who was also re-elected, along with Mark Jurgella.

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