K12 Headlines

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of four new grade-level and subject-specific books in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series.

1/16/2013

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement last week regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards.

1/16/2013

The education dynamic setting up in this year’s Legislature goes like this: School superintendents and teacher groups are pressing legislators to restore school funding that was cut in the 2011 session while also pushing for a new way of measuring and testing students and their schools.

1/16/2013

Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.

1/16/2013

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

1/16/2013

There are major concerns as to how a kidnapping was allowed to happen inside a Philadelphia school.

1/16/2013

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District will begin discussions this week on closing what one official said is a "significant" number of under-enrolled schools, nearly a year after the school board wrangled over closing three elementary campuses and ultimately voted to close just one.

1/16/2013

Superintendent Erroll Davis proposes forming Atlanta Public Schools’ own police force, as other metro Atlanta districts have done. Armed school resource officers would replace school security now provided by Atlanta police officers.

1/16/2013

Additional law enforcement is in place at two Spartanburg District 5 schools on Tuesday after a threat was made by a student.

1/16/2013

Psychologist and father of an adult son with autism, Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., combines his personal experiences and professional background to share insight into the complex care of children and families affected by autism in his latest book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together.

1/16/2013

Case study: In the fall of 2010, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools introduced online program myON reader to Title I elementary schools and subsequently exponentially increased students' reading scores and their interest in books.

1/16/2013

Pembroke Pines charter school parents showed up in full force Monday night to voice their concerns about the financial instability of the city-run charter system.

1/16/2013

On January 13th, Megan Berkle, a high school biology teacher from Huntington Park, California, will join the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation to survey coral reefs of the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.

1/15/2013

1/15/2013

Julie Lyonn Lieberman to create a free digital book and interactive educational website that will teach skills and offer resources to help create a culture of kindness and mutual respect.

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