K12 Headlines

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.

2/13/2012

High schools across Southern California are being raided by thieves searching for a very specific and peculiar item—a tuba. Just last weekend Bell High School lost two King brass sousaphones, each valued at $6,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

2/13/2012

If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

2/13/2012

Nancy Cooley has spent 20 years helping struggling young readers build a foundation for academic success.

2/13/2012

By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an 'A' by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.

2/13/2012

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Sopris Learning announces the launch of eSolution: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension, a supplemental resource that updates and extends The Six-Minute Solution paired reading to include complete vocabulary expansion and comprehension lessons. 

2/10/2012

Join the JCC in Manhattan N.Y. for an evening with former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Joel Klein, in conversation with John Merrow on Wednesday, Feb.15th, 7:30 - 9 pm.

2/10/2012

To date, 43 percent of Florida districts have implemented the Performance Matters assessment and data management system — with 14 of these 29 districts adding the system in 2011.

2/10/2012

PBS TeacherLine is launching “TECH570: Fundamentals of Virtual K12 Teaching” to fulfill the need for highly effective virtual educators and to help districts prepare for this revolutionary transition in education.

2/10/2012

A Virginia school district is considering banning cross-dressing by students, out of what one board member called concerns for the safety of "several" male students who wear dresses and wigs to school.

2/10/2012

A study of Chicago's most aggressive efforts to reform failing schools, including replacing school leadership and staff in "turnaround" efforts, finds that targeted schools did improve even though students continued to score below district standards.

2/10/2012

Athletic tensions between two Pittsburgh-area high schools — one largely white, the other predominantly black — have boiled over into accusations of racism that some say is being swept under the rug.

2/10/2012

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

2/10/2012

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

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