K12 Headlines

5/20/2013

5/20/2013

The strongest outcome was the finding that sophomores, juniors and seniors across the country are proactive about saving, with 74 percent planning to save money for college or post-secondary school.

5/20/2013

Pitsco Education has awarded $500 scholarships to two 2013 Star Academy Program students who have found success in the acceleration program and embody its ideals. All finalists in the scholarship competition were nominated by teachers and administrators from Star Academy Programs across the country.

5/20/2013

Private education as we have known it is on its way out, at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. At the very least, it's headed for dramatic shrinkage, save for a handful of places and circumstances, to be replaced by a very different set of institutional, governance, financing, and education-delivery mechanisms.

5/20/2013

Warning that the fate of New York City education was “hanging in the balance,” Dennis M. Walcott, the schools chancellor, suggested on Saturday that the school system was at risk of falling into disarray in the hands of a new mayor.

5/20/2013

The governor’s education reform program, which just completed its first school year, appears out of danger concerning loss of support in the upcoming two-year budget.

5/20/2013

Those who oversee public school district coffers are breathing a collective uneasy sigh of relief, at least for now, after a renewed attempt to funnel more money to charter schools is likely put to bed for this legislative session.

5/20/2013

When groups representing educators discuss the achievement gap, they often say, “We know what works.’’ Far too often, though, that knowledge fails to produce results.

5/20/2013

Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.

5/20/2013

The closure of the Buena Vista School District should be viewed as a canary in the coal mine. Early coal mines had poor ventilation systems and since canaries are sensitive to gases, they would detect danger long before it became fatal to miners.

5/20/2013

A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.

5/20/2013

Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.

5/20/2013

For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.

5/20/2013

During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."

5/17/2013

5/17/2013

After just six months on the job, interim superintendent Dr. Tom Michaelson says he's stepping down as leader of the Nampa School District. The announcement came at the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting where board members also voted on more cuts to help make up the district's $5.1 million deficit.

5/17/2013

This interactive, multi-platform math tool creates excitement, prepares students for high school, and builds a strong mathematical foundation. Educators can incorporate the StraightAce Learning math system into classroom activities or use as an effective homework management tool for their entire class.

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