K12 Headlines

4/5/2013

4/5/2013

The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.

4/5/2013

Beginning this fall, weather stations, lightning sensors and outdoor alerting sirens from Earth Networks - WeatherBug will be deployed on the rooftops of 13 high schools in the county to help protect more than 25,000 high school students from lightning and other forms of severe weather.

4/5/2013

Thanks to community partners and financial supporters, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County will be able to provide this life-changing opportunity to 200 additional students by June 2014.

4/5/2013

Sales training and coaching strategies that focus primarily on behaviors aren’t adequately preparing sales professionals to connect, persuade and win in today's tough environment.

4/5/2013

Progressive companies attract creative, productive talent with the way they “manage people,” which truthfully is not to manage people at all. Rather than buy into the “productivity can only be seen” mode of thinking, companies that embrace the virtualization of work product attract that always sought after motivated self-starter.

4/5/2013

Student achievement in New Jersey school is evidence of hard work and perseverance. According to the Nation’s Report Card, New Jersey ranks second in the United States in overall fourth- and eighth-grade reading achievement and has a four-year high school graduation rate of 86.5 percent.

4/5/2013

Worse than the school scandals that have been in the news in recent months and years is the continued delay from state lawmakers, and outright obstructionism from some in Georgia’s education establishment, in giving students and parents real options to escape such dysfunction.

4/5/2013

School safety legislation that would provide crisis training for school employees who are authorized to carry concealed handguns on campus was approved Thursday by the Texas Senate Education Committee.

4/5/2013

Five candidates running for three Portland School Board seats made their cases to voters on Wednesday, staking out their positions on issues such as standardized testing and how to tackle the achievement gap.

4/5/2013

Carol Stream Elementary District 93 Superintendent Bill Shields has received a contract extension that will keep him in his job until 2017. The contract sets student academic performance goals that Shields must accomplish. 

4/5/2013

A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.

4/5/2013

The NRA is amping up the gun control debate a week before Congress plans to reconvene to consider gun legislation on the Senate floor. In a NRA-funded report outlined by former Republican Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson, its main component recommended using federal money to place armed guards in every school in America, citing evidence that turned out to be distorted or false.

4/5/2013

The concept of segregated proms in the South shocked people when the AJC and other newspapers wrote about it a few years back. The first question from readers was how this could still be happening.

4/5/2013

A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students, and parents.

4/5/2013

The Alabaster Board of Education received 16 applications for its full-time superintendent position. The Board will lay out the next steps in its search for a full-time school superintendent during an April 8 meeting at the Alabaster City Hall Annex building.

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