K12 Headlines

1/7/2013

1/7/2013

Bundled in their winter coats, students hopped off their buses and walked past an armed police officer standing at the entrance to Riverside Elementary West last week.

1/7/2013

As winter break ends, kids across Ventura County are returning to their backbreaking work — not their homework, but rather their lugging of heavy textbooks around school and sometimes all the way home.

1/7/2013

The city Department of Education says it is ready for a potential strike by school bus drivers.

1/7/2013

Boston parents who do not get their choices of kindergartens for their children in the first round of the lottery now have the option of letting the School Department pick a school for them under a change that went into effect last week.

1/7/2013

Our neighbors at MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry report that Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools is making some cash on the side by charging “disciplinary fees” to unruly students. The parents of one teenager, writes Traci Lee, had to pay close to $2,000 in fines for infractions including “an unkempt appearance and not making eye contact.”

1/4/2013

1/4/2013

Superintendent Linda Callaway said a replacement for Scott Mann – who resigned earlier this month before he was sworn in as Menifee's first elected mayor – could be named as soon as Jan. 7, when the board will interview applicants. Trustees are paid $265 per month, with health benefits available.

1/4/2013

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has appointed state Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, to the Education Commission of the States. The national group, which meets once annually, is geared to facilitate the “exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders,” according to its website.

1/4/2013

Racine, Wisc. Sen. John Lehman is back on the Senate Committee on Education, being appointed the committee’s ranking Democratic member Wednesday. Lehman, elected over Republican Van Wanggaard in this summer’s recall election, served as the committee’s chair following that victory and Democrats’ brief-lived majority that followed.

1/4/2013

New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.

1/4/2013

New England Cable News' The Morning Show published a transcript of an interview with newly appointed Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary on School Security Andrea Cabral. Here's what she had to say about her new position.

1/4/2013

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced today it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company.

1/4/2013

A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child's development by as much as 25 percent — positively or negatively — over the course of an academic year.

1/4/2013

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.

1/4/2013

The number of students enrolled in Iowa public schools jumped significantly this school year, state Department of Education data released Thursday shows. The department said an overall rise of 0.6 percent for the 2012-13 school year was the first significant increase since 1996, although overall enrollment has dropped over the last five years.

1/4/2013

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is offering a free LRMI Workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST).

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