K12 Headlines

11/15/2012

11/15/2012

Pressure to meet mathematics and reading targets was so high in recent years that some Kansas elementary schools sacrificed science lessons to focus on those subjects, a survey found.

11/15/2012

Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting featured two presentations on programs the school system is implementing to focus on student career readiness.

11/15/2012

Revenue overestimates and fewer students than anticipated are necessitating a budget adjustment in the Columbia School District.

11/15/2012

The Hudson School District is asking residents to help generate ideas for long-range space solutions for its middle school and high school.

11/15/2012

State Board of Education members blasted Georgia Cyber Academy officials Tuesday, saying the online school is failing to meet the needs of its special education students.

11/14/2012

11/14/2012

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced that Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado is the winner of the Out-of-the-Box Marketing Contest, launched in September at R-Squared – The Risk and Reward Conference.

11/14/2012

The Turning Foundation in collaboration with the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education is launching a new website focused on connecting the public with Northeastern Ohio education.

11/14/2012

CTB/McGraw-Hill, the nation’s leading educational assessment partner, announced the launch of Acuity® Performance Task System, a new performance assessment authoring system and item bank, which will enable teachers for the first time to evaluate project-based learning across multiple subjects using meaningful, research-based assessment methods.

11/14/2012

The results are coming in from a US Department of Education funded study of Responsive Classroom, a nationally recognized evidence-based approach to teaching that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction.

11/14/2012

As it girds for a battle over school closings, the Chicago Teachers Union is adhering to the strategy it employed during the September strike by framing the fight as one pitting regular Joes from the neighborhood against elitist big-money interests.

11/14/2012

A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.

11/14/2012

Facing a growing challenge from the burgeoning charter school movement, the D.C. Public School system plans to close 20 schools, most of them at the beginning of next academic year.

11/14/2012

E-books are now selling more copies than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection has expanded by 55 percent in 2010 and 75 percent in 2011.

11/14/2012

The intense conversation continues about proposed student assignment plans for the Boston Public Schools.

11/14/2012

Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.

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