K12 Headlines

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

From revamped student achievement testing to an employee pay scale study and scrutiny of teacher absenteeism, the division is undergoing a sweeping makeover to improve its schools' success, administrators told the School Board at a retreat Saturday.

1/14/2013

Florida is the origin of many of the reforms cited this year by Mississippi legislators – charter schools, scholarships to private schools, requiring third-graders to read at a certain level before they can advance and giving teachers performance bonuses.

1/14/2013

Will the youth of our country revert back 100 years and create an X on a document for identification because they don’t know how to write?

1/14/2013

Spurred in part by the deadly shootings last month at an elementary school in Connecticut, Shelby Township police officers will become more frequent visitors to schools in 2013.

1/14/2013

During the 2010-11 school year, Akron Public Schools disciplined black students at the highest rate of the eight largest urban districts in Ohio.

1/14/2013

The state auditor has identified about 100 more Ohio schools that show signs they might have “ scrubbed” student data.

1/14/2013

Schools across America are re-evaluating their policies, procedures and facilities in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and Thompson Falls is no different.

1/14/2013

Many Licking County school districts already have policies in place prohibiting seclusion rooms as well as limits on when restraint can be used.

1/11/2013

1/11/2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed retired teacher Darryl Mehaffie to the Ohio state Board of Education. Mehaffie was sworn in privately yesterday in Columbus.

1/11/2013

Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), has released a series of action briefs on the role of school counselors, secondary school leaders, and elementary school leaders in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

1/11/2013

Med-Vision LLC announces that disease management and strategic wellness programs are helping employers reduce health claims cost.

1/11/2013

Kno, Inc., a leader in education software, launched Kno Me, a personal study dashboard that helps students measure their engagement with each Kno eTextbook they use.

1/11/2013

Memphis City Schools (MCS) is implementing video as a primary component of teacher professional growth and support in all of the district’s 180 schools.

1/11/2013

Tom Sirard, an Enfield (Conn.) Board of Education member from 2009 to 2011, was re-appointed to that board at Monday night's Town Council meeting. A Republican vacancy exists on the board due to the recent resignation of past vice chairman Chuck Johnson. The town charter calls for a replacement to be designated by the council.

1/11/2013

Quality education is without a doubt one of the necessary foundations for a thriving community. Excellent schools create excellent graduates, and that creates a pool of potential employees that can help attract business.

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