K12 Headlines

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

12/13/2012

When Canaa Lee started teaching math at Little Rock Central High School, she knew she had her work cut out. With many students struggling with both literacy and numeracy, understanding mathematical concepts proved a challenge at best.

12/13/2012

Fractions are a learning sore spot for many students. Learning them thoroughly is important for math proficiency from upper-elementary school all the way through college.

12/13/2012

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

12/13/2012

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures.

12/13/2012

At the same time as the State Education Department is publicly pressuring school districts to adopt new teacher evaluations by next month, it’s also quietly demanding that charter schools turn in their teachers’ ratings from last year.

12/13/2012

The Kansas State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday on how the state determines whether students meet standards on state tests in subjects like math and reading.

12/13/2012

In a $2 million technology upgrade, the Portland Public School District has purchased almost 1,000 Apple computers, most of them for elementary school teachers and students. Some computers have already been handed out, but others continue to be distributed this month, district officials said Wednesday.

12/13/2012

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

12/13/2012

As a whole, Monroe County Community School Corp. has 744 language minority students, 336 of whom are limited English proficient students. University has one of the district's largest populations of international students.

12/13/2012

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

12/13/2012

A proposal for a new charter school in Novato is flawed in numerous areas including curriculum, budgeting and the likely makeup of the student body, school district staffers said Tuesday.

12/13/2012

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, and Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell Township, have written letters supporting the Grand Rapids superintendent and school board's planned major overhaul of the district to improve achievement and finances.

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The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

12/12/2012

At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.

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