K12 Headlines

1/28/2013

1/28/2013

The Tacoma School District estimates it would take $40 million to complete its reconstruction.

1/28/2013

Even though North Carolina isn’t a big spender by American standards — our total expenditure for elementary and secondary schools of about $9,000 per pupil is lower than the national average — public education is still the single-largest expenditure of state tax dollars.

1/28/2013

As district budgets are cut and school psychologists retire, their difficult and crucial role working with troubled students may be endangered.

1/28/2013

"Kids want to take an active part in the learning process," Principal Greg Green said. "Now teachers are actually working with kids."

1/28/2013

It boggles my mind that the Obama Administration, without an ounce of public debate or deliberation, without an iota of Congressional authorization or approval, could declare by fiat that public schools nationwide must provide such programs or risk their federal education funding.

1/28/2013

Growth of private and charter schools is draining student population

1/28/2013

Every school district has dealt with reductions and tried to find as many efficiencies as they possibly can, but are now having to make significant reductions in staff.

1/28/2013

Steps need to be taken to reach the key goals of strengthened accountability in our public school system and improved student performance, in our view.

1/25/2013

1/25/2013

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

1/25/2013

The achievement gap between English language learners (ELL) and students in lower socioeconomic groups is often associated with a language gap. Ballard & Tighe, Publishers recently completed a beta test of Word Raider: Escape, a new online video game that teaches academic vocabulary to students in grades 2-5.

1/25/2013

Parents and teachers who want a student with ADHD to do better in school should get to know the ADHD brain, states a breakthrough article recently published by ADDitude Magazine.

1/25/2013

The Department of Defense website for military children added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children.

1/25/2013

President Obama has defined education as a cornerstone of his legacy as president. He draws upon rich historical traditions such as the GI Bill that broadened education from classical and professional training to an expectation for most Americans.

1/25/2013

A southwestern Pennsylvania school district superintendent who stayed on the job for free to help guide a $60 million building project has decided to work without pay for three more years.

1/25/2013

Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.

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