K12 Headlines

3/25/2013

3/25/2013

State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.

3/25/2013

An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.

3/25/2013

When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.

3/25/2013

It's no surprise that parents go to great lengths to get their children into the coveted classrooms. But other campuses suffer a loss from such lopsided enthusiasm.

3/25/2013

Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.

3/22/2013

3/22/2013

Each evaluation funded under Striving Readers—a discretionary grant program focused on improving the reading achievement of middle and high school-age students—was shown to meet the highest standards of scientific evidence, as defined by IES’ What Works Clearinghouse, an achievement that only 6% of studies reviewed have realized.

3/22/2013

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a leader in computer adaptive assessments that measure academic growth independent of grade, today announced the creation of a powerful new integration that will be available later this year.  

3/22/2013

The latest study of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program shows that children in the state’s most disadvantaged communities who participate in the pre-K program make significant gains in literacy, language, math and science through 4th and 5th grade. These findings build on previous results from kindergarten entry and at second grade follow-up.

3/22/2013

Public and private schools and school districts can purchase a school license that allows access to the Recess Lab videos.

3/22/2013

Chicago parents, children and school personnel were bracing Thursday for the city's announcement of the closure of dozens of public elementary schools to reduce a looming $1 billion deficit, a move some community leaders said would disproportionately hurt African Americans.

3/22/2013

The Newton County (Ga.) Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools. Jim Puckett, board development specialist with the Georgia School Boards Association, reported to the school board Tuesday that 34 applications were submitted for the open position of superintendent of Newton County Schools in February and early March.

3/22/2013

The Madison school board appointed an Avon principal Tuesday to become the district's next assistant superintendent, Madison Patch reports. Pine Grove School Principal Gail Dahling-Hench is leaving the Avon post she's served for six years to replace current Madison Assistant Superintendent Anita Rutlin, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

3/22/2013

After seven years of being crammed into trailers without a playground, students of A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School (New Brunswick, N.J.) were filled with glee that ground finally was broken on the reconstruction of their school. All said they anxiously await their first-ever school playground.

3/22/2013

The Allentown School Board was considering a resolution last night that called for slashing 38.5 high school teachers, 21 elementary school related arts teachers and 19 middle school related arts teachers, among other teacher cuts.

3/22/2013

Business leaders are giving poor reviews to a tentative N.Y. state budget that officials in Albany say is focused on economic growth. The National Federation of Independent Business calls the budget deal a "regressive message to small business owners." It opposes the minimum-wage increase in the budget.

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