K12 Headlines

12/15/2014

12/15/2014

When children at some of our schools are not learning, we have an obligation to act.

12/15/2014

When it comes to public education, money always seems to be an issue. For those on the front lines teaching our children, reaching them and unveiling to them the potential they possess, we owe them every reasonable resource we can afford.

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That students should know these things seems reasonable, even if a better alternative might be to simply make sure the information is included in other state-mandated tests facing high school students already.

12/15/2014

Given this public largess, it is fair for taxpayers to ask, “What do we get for this money?” Well-educated children are worth every penny. Poorly educated children, however, raise serious doubts about teachers’ salaries and benefit levels being too high.

12/15/2014

Efforts to reduce facility costs at charter schools have cornered some in unexpected places around Anchorage. Winterberry bounced among two churches and an old U.S. Geological Survey facility before moving to its current newly built home

12/15/2014

A federal court has struck down a class action securities lawsuit against virtual education provider K12 Inc. because the allegations failed to show K12 or its officers made any false or misleading statements to the market.

12/15/2014

For some local freshmen, the pathway to a future career in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — might have started with the challenge of walking barefoot over eight dozen eggs without cracking a shell.

12/15/2014

The state redistributes funds from districts that had fewer students than expected to those that had more children than anticipated. But Wake school officials have downplayed the potential impact of the funding reduction, saying they can absorb the loss of the money they had originally budgeted

12/15/2014

Forbes magazine recently cited the state's low ranking on college and high school attainment rates in placing Mississippi in last place for the very first time in its "Best and Worst States for Business 2014."

12/15/2014

Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids offers students a chance to take a blended course — a hybrid personal finance class with 32 students enrolled — but the district plans to bring more options in the future.

12/15/2014

eSchoolView acquired DynaCal, a national web-based calendar and facility management software company. DynaCal's web-based calendaring and facility scheduling system functions from a public point of view. It also has a work order management component that can be used internally between departments.

12/15/2014

For the first time, Philadelphia's high school selection application — used by about 60 percent of district students to apply to up to five schools outside their neighborhoods — is entirely online.

12/15/2014

With the city's historic municipal bankruptcy squarely in the rearview mirror, Snyder and others are turning a greater focus toward repairing Detroit's vast network of publicly financed schools run by 14 different operators: Detroit Public Schools, the Education Achievement Authority and a dozen different charter school authorizers.

12/15/2014

The children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada through digital media platform OverDrive. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format will be offered on a one-copy per-user basis in OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s browser-based reader.

12/12/2014

12/12/2014

Paul Cruz has been named the sole candidate for the Texas district's superintendent position after two other candidates for the job withdrew their names from consideration. Cruz had been serving as the interim superintendent since April after Meria Carstarphen left to lead Atlanta Public Schools.

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