K12 Headlines

5/13/2013

5/13/2013

The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB on Feb. 9, 2012.

5/13/2013

A single education advocacy group, Raise Your Hand, has influence in negotiations over Texas legislation and has won it both respect and exasperation in education circles.

5/13/2013

Nearly half of the more than 20 school closures announced by the Flint School District over the last decade have been in predominantly black neighborhoods on the northwest side of the city, according to an MLive-Flint Journal analysis.

5/13/2013

A panel of 28 Newtown officials voted unanimously for a plan to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary school, the site of one of the worst school massacres in U.S. history, and rebuild a new school in its place.

5/13/2013

Classrooms crowded with more than 30 students. No electives or advanced placement classes. No sports or music. This is the future for some local schools if finances continue on their current trend — and it might happen sooner than later.

5/13/2013

Ignoring a problem has never made it go away. But that’s exactly what some are suggesting Gov. Paul LePage and the Maine Department of Education do after our new A-F grade system was announced last week.

5/13/2013

A new law will, in part, provide an additional payment for districts with more than 250 elementary students or more than 800 high school students, and divide oil and gas revenues.

5/13/2013

In the immigration reform bill from the Senate, it tried to address the immediate vacancies in STEM jobs by allowing companies to bring in more foreign workers and included a national fund meant to boost STEM education and help produce more workers trained in the high-skill fields so we do not have to rely on foreign workers.

5/10/2013

5/10/2013

The funding will support program expansion of Classroom, Inc.’s Transition Programs for Youth; the dissemination of a new digital literacy suite for sixth- through eighth-graders; and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

5/10/2013

Legislation backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to enforce new accountability standards for early childhood education programs passed Wednesday in the House Education Committee, putting it only two steps away from becoming state law.

5/10/2013

Thomasville City Schools soon will have to search for a new superintendent. Keith Tobin, who has worked with the school system for 29 years, said he decided to retire to spend more time with his family.

5/10/2013

Students at Shortridge High School – renowned author Kurt Vonnegut’s alma mater – were invited to theorize on the contents of an unopened letter the author’s father wrote to his son while the latter was being held as a prisoner of war inside the underground meat locker that would inspire his great work, Slaughterhouse-Five.

5/10/2013

Thousands of people wearing bright yellow caps rallied in the Loop's Federal Plaza in support of privately run charter schools, which are under more scrutiny because of the city's plan to close 53 neighborhood schools.

5/10/2013

California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.

5/10/2013

When the Archbold and Pettisville school districts brainstormed ways to reduce their electricity bills during the mid-2000s, they arrived at a common solution: wind power. Students, teachers, and school officials celebrated Wednesday the completion and operation of identical 750-kilowatt wind turbines at each community’s main school complex.

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