K12 Headlines

3/7/2013

3/7/2013

Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the need for power adapters, the Power2U AC/USB outlet now features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles and is available in a new 20 Amp model for residential and commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal applications.

3/7/2013

In 2012, Carnegie Learning curricula were adopted for long-term implementation in six states after completing instructional materials evaluation and review driven by the new Common Core State Standards. Carnegie Learning's research-based textbooks and adaptive learning software were evaluated and approved for use in:

3/7/2013

Twenty-one states employ more bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria workers, deputy superintendents, accountants, coaches, nurses, assistant principals, and other non-teaching personnel than they do classroom teachers, according to a new analysis of state education employees by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

3/7/2013

In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting.

3/7/2013

A 70,000-square-foot charter school is under construction near Marlins Park in Miami and its students will get to intern with the team’s executives.

3/7/2013

School activists are using unusual tactics to fight a contested proposal to overhaul the nearly bankrupt Philadelphia school district: They've gone to the city ethics board.

3/7/2013

Critics say it is an overreaction to children who are just kidding. But after shootings like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, school leaders are taking tougher approaches.

3/7/2013

The legislative proposal relies on $200 million in PERS reform. If that doesn't happen or is held up in court, Hillsboro will slash another $3.7 million from next school year's budget, said Adam Stewart, chief financial officer.

3/7/2013

The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.

3/7/2013

Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.

3/7/2013

The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

3/7/2013

Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts maintained graduation numbers well above the state average in 2012, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education last week.

3/7/2013

Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.

3/7/2013

Saying it’s all about student achievement, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is trying to push his education reform bill through the Legislature.

3/7/2013

According to the agreement, Nike also agrees to pay the New Hanover County Board of Education 5 percent of the profits from any product using the Laney logo.

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