K12 Headlines

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.

5/22/2013

Lawmakers are pushing what they call the Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would give parents up to $4,200 in vouchers to send their children to private schools.

5/22/2013

Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.

5/22/2013

The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.

5/22/2013

The first cohort of O’Neill Fellows will arrive at TC this fall to earn dual certification in areas of great need for New York City schools, such as science/inclusive education, elementary education/bilingual, or TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages). Through the support of the O’Neill Fellowship Program, they will be able to graduate virtually debt-free.

5/22/2013

Queen Bee School District 16

Glendale Heights, Ill.

5/22/2013

Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor, Mich.


5/22/2013

Bryan Independent School District

Bryan, Texas

5/22/2013

Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.

5/22/2013

As hearings start this week on a Columbus school-district reform bill, an earlier proposal allowing for a state takeover of the state’s largest district is likely to vanish.

5/22/2013

Seven school children were among the dead in the Oklahoma City area after a mile-wide tornado with up to 200 mph winds destroyed blocks of homes, businesses and two elementary schools.

5/22/2013

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. In his new role, Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband internet in schools.

5/22/2013

Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.

5/22/2013

Both Houston ISD and South Carolina's Richland 1 School District raised their students' writing scores by training teachers in professional development for the instruction of writing.

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