K12 Headlines

1/29/2013

1/29/2013

Other than perhaps the opposite gender, nothing so perplexes the middle school student than fractions! Ordering fractions from least to greatest may strike fear in their hearts, but give them a compare and ordering fractions game, and that fear is greatly diminished, as the students' skills improve.

1/29/2013

The Marlborough School Committee on Saturday voted to hire Richard Langlois, head of the Saugus public schools, as the district’s new superintendent.

1/29/2013

In the wake of the Newton Connecticut school shooting, the Statesville Police Department has increased the presence of uniformed officers in all of the city’s schools.

1/29/2013

The three finalists for superintendent in Anderson School District 5 — Harriet Jaworowski, Veta Powell New, and Thomas A. Wilson — possess a combined experience of 106 years in education.

1/29/2013

A group of laid-off teachers are turning lemons into lemonade and opening a private school funded from their own pockets.

1/29/2013

With a 73 percent increase from 2010, in 2012, New York City public schools placed 1,756 orders to pizza joints.

1/29/2013

Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas.

1/29/2013

Although the revision process takes place each year, this is the first time the board has rewritten its policies all at one time.

1/29/2013

Districts have to pay a tuition cost for each student who attends a cyber-school, and the school district currently has $1.2 million budgeted for that sole purpose.

1/29/2013

Gone are the days of squishy grass and pothole-laden school fields: artificial turf fields are becoming an increasingly popular option for districts nationwide for their ease of use and cost-effective maintenance.

1/29/2013

What may get lost this week is that after nearly two decades of expanding choice options in our state, traditional public schools continue to be the choice for nearly nine out of 10 Arizona students.

1/29/2013

As a sportswriter, I’ve seen how open enrollment can create an unhealthy imbalance in the on-field success of teams.

1/29/2013

Charter school supporters are hoping the new research will buoy calls for their schools to receive a bigger piece of the state budget pie — despite concerns that a funding increase might divert resources from public schools

1/28/2013

1/28/2013

In addition to stricter rules for the type of food schools serve, the HealthierUS Schools Challenge was started in 2004 to reward schools that go above and beyond.

1/28/2013

Research shows that yoga can help young children learn skills such as focus, relaxation and self-control.

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