K12 Headlines

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

With summer vacation ending next month, the Fort Bend school district faces a leadership vacuum after the buyout of Superintendent Timothy Jenney's contract and the departure of several other top administrators.

7/12/2012

An extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program is part of a recently passed transportation bill. The program has been a mainstay for districts in or near National Forests in and outside of Alaska.A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year.

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.

7/11/2012

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

7/11/2012

Common Core content gets interactive with embedded assessments and ready-to-use content to help teachers meet deadlines for Common Core reading and math standards.

7/11/2012

The Adobe Foundation and Discovery Education announced a partnership to provide curriculum and resources to help educators weave digital media making into their teaching practice and actively engage students in gaining critical technology skills.

7/11/2012

Correlated rubrics will be available in GradeMark to assess student writing and better prepare secondary students for college-level course work.

7/11/2012

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it is continuing its popular Classroom Technology Grant Program for the fifth straight year.

7/11/2012

Millions of kids simply don't find school very challenging, a new analysis of federal survey data suggests. The report could spark a debate about whether new academic standards being piloted nationwide might make a difference.

7/11/2012

Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools.

7/11/2012

With less than a week before hundreds of blue-collar workers could lose their jobs, Philadelphia School District officials said they have not made up their minds on whether the layoffs will go forward.

7/11/2012

While Florida's controversial school prayer bill officially took effect on Sunday, both supporters and opponents of the "inspirational message" legislation have acknowledged the law is primarily a political bill aimed at boosting Republican candidates ahead of the November elections and is unlikely to actually be implemented by school districts.

7/11/2012

More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, and today Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Michelle Obama are among those making childhood obesity a public cause. But even as virtually every state has undertaken significant school reforms, many American students are being granted little or no time in the gym.

7/11/2012

This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.

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