K12 Headlines

1/3/2013

1/3/2013

On a normal day at the Academy of Business, Law and Education charter school in Stockton, students will enter their classrooms and perform a 10-minute warm up assignment as part of a 90-minute course block.

1/3/2013

Local and state education officials have begun discussions about merging the Monticello Independent school district and its 850 students into the Wayne County school system.

1/3/2013

It was back to school for city students Wednesday, including some Queens kids who are now back in their own schools for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

1/3/2013

Students and teachers gathered outside the Sawyer School in Hartford on Wednesday morning, angry over the school’s sudden closure during holiday break.

1/2/2013

1/2/2013

School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.

1/2/2013

In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.

1/2/2013

A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.

1/2/2013

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we all feel a desperate need to honor the memories of the victims and take steps to prevent such horror from happening again.

1/2/2013

Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia School District has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 campuses by June — roughly one out of six public schools.

1/2/2013

Colleges nationwide have taken to using online chat rooms as a way of reaching high school students in what these days is their natural habitat: the Internet.

1/2/2013

Super Duper Publications has a new entry into its line of Quick Take Along Mini-Books with the Social Skills Quick Take Along. This is the perfect pocket-sized resource for the busy, on-the-go educator or parent to help their children improve everyday pragmatic skills.

1/2/2013

Like many states across the country, New Jersey is engaged in comprehensive reform of teacher and principal evaluation systems, and changing its laws to tie these evaluations to student achievement.

1/2/2013

Anyone who writes a column always has second thoughts: columns you wrote but wish you hadn't; things you said that you might now modify or things you wish you'd said; and columns that, for some reason, went unwritten. As 2012 ends, let me atone for at least the last sin by writing, as I intended to do earlier, about a book-length study called "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools."

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