K12 Headlines

2/11/2013

2/11/2013

Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.

2/11/2013

Chippewa Valley and Utica high schools are among the schools that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is asking to stop using American Indian nicknames, mascots, chants and imagery. Chippewa Valley uses the nickname “Big Reds” and Utica uses “Chieftains.”

2/11/2013

Kentucky's education commissioner warned that the state may have to intercede because nearly all of Jefferson County's persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.

2/11/2013

Legislators and educators applauded the benefits of virtual schools at a Thursday seminar, praising the innovation that allows students to learn at their own pace and take advantage of technology in the classroom.

2/11/2013

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in December, the Weehawken school district has stationed armed security at its three public schools.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.

2/8/2013

Last week, President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlined a plan for comprehensive immigration reform. Like the DREAM Act that has stalled for years in Congress, the proposal’s outline hints at an expedited pathway to citizenship for young people who came to the U.S. as children if they attend college or serve in the military.

2/8/2013

The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report, which assesses the economies of 144 countries and ranks them based on more than 100 indicators, had something to say about education. This is hardly surprising. The question, though, is whether the index – which relies heavily on business executive assessments for the ranking – really gets education right.

2/8/2013

Omnilert, LLC this week announced the release of a major breakthrough in interactive mass communications.

2/8/2013

Classroom audio and integrated solutions provider FRONTROW has launched a new contest where schools can try JUNO®, create a lesson capture video, and enter it to win prizes for their classroom.

2/8/2013

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group this week announced that Hitachi has been named the top-rated projector brand for dealers serving the professional market in a survey conducted by Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

2/8/2013

The ACLU of California, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP today warned state education officials of possible litigation if they do not act immediately to provide essential language instruction to thousands of underserved English learner (EL) students, as required by state and federal law.

2/8/2013

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

2/8/2013

At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.

2/8/2013

The über-exclusive Dalton School reportedly sent a letter to boosters and alumni listing families with applications pending, students who pulled their applications (it’s rumored that in-the-know parents pull their children’s bids if they hear they will be turned away), and the names of students rejected from the school.

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