K12 Headlines

5/16/2013

5/16/2013

What makes the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) inappropriate as a tool for 4K students? The test takes a minimum of 45 minutes of one-on-one testing per child. It has no applicability to children who are learning English. Centers will “teach to the test.”

5/16/2013

The randomized controlled trial of Playworks, a nonprofit organization that delivers a safe, healthy recess in low-income elementary schools in 22 U.S. cities, found that the program reduced bullying, enhanced feelings of safety at school, increased vigorous physical activity during recess, and provided more time for classroom teaching.

5/16/2013

Southridge Elementary School won't be ready for the first day of school as planned. Representatives of W.N. McMurry Construction Co. told the Natrona County School District board of trustees Monday that April snowstorms caused the delay.

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The project, which involves the construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, ramps, and flashing beacons on streets around the two schools which are located next to each other on Etiwanda Avenue.

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The Bretford polyurethane edges are molded, which allows them to be formed into unique shapes. Available in reverse knife (Edge 18) and quarter round (Edge 19) styles, these edges are shaped on the user side and are flat on the remaining sides and back to allow them to fit closely together for a clean connection with other tables.

5/16/2013

More than two million users at over 35,000 schools and universities use Schoology’s collaborative interface to boost student engagement and streamline curriculum management. Schoology’s user-centric design and open integration platform helps schools of every type meet the individual needs of learners with powerful tools for instruction, assessment and communication.

5/16/2013

x2VOL, by intelliVOL, is a platform used by high schools to manage and report student service hours in private and public schools and districts nationwide students. This secure system allows school administrators to easily manage activities, post opportunities, and quickly track and approve student volunteer hours and service learning projects. Students benefit from a single, online source to manage and record the volunteering hours they give.

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At least 178 teachers and principals are involved. Superintendent Beverly Hall is being prosecuted as the ringleader, allegedly raking in half a million dollars in bonuses for “excellence in academic achievement.” That “achievement” was changing the answers on students’ CRCT tests to reap millions for her district.

5/16/2013

The Buena Vista School District unceremoniously shut down ten days ago, sending staff and students home for the year after the district ran out of money. At Tuesday night’s emergency school board meeting there was almost universal confusion about what happens next.

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Dicenzo said she recently received an email from the district's nursing supervisor, reminding teachers about food items allowed during the school day. 

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An advisory council has been crafting minimum standards in four core subjects that would be required to graduate from Colorado high schools — baselines that could be achieved through a variety of standardized test scores or other means.

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When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Connecticut's education reform bill into law a year ago, the Vine Street school was called the Milner Core Knowledge Academy. Malloy had often identified Milner as the kind of chronically failing school he wanted to transform.

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What's going on at this school in Loveland, Colo., as well as across the United States, is a key step in a long-running shift to national standards. These Common Core standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, have the potential to drastically change curriculum in elementary, middle, and high schools around the country.

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Waco ISD has more than 15-hundred students who are designated as homeless. The district has a grant funded department dedicated to helping remove any barriers that may keep these students from attending school.

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The measure also would allow the state Board of Education to prescribe conditions under which a local board could continue overseeing a failing district. The state board also could set up an alternative governing structure, such as a special administrative board, merging the district with neighboring ones or splitting the district into several new ones.

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