K12 Headlines

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

An Indianapolis woman who is suing a suburban school district that stopped running free school buses could be joined by thousands of other parents, her attorney said.

11/3/2011

Back in May, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education fired off a joint letter to all school districts in the nation reminding them they risked losing federal funding if they violated the Supreme Court's 1982 ruling in Plyler vs. Doe by denying children access to a free education because of their immigration status.

11/3/2011

Under a plan approved unanimously by board of education members, San Diego Unified will consider school consolidations, which is a significant curtailing of a process that could have closed or consolidated more than a dozen schools across the district next fall.

11/3/2011

Colorado voters roundly rejected a ballot proposal to temporarily raise state income and sales taxes to help boost public education, a defeat political analysts said was no surprise given the weak economy.

11/3/2011

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

11/3/2011

For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.

11/3/2011

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.mOr have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are facing the biggest specter of all: that public schools will begin teaching your children sex education.

11/3/2011

A prolonged effort to clarify the state's special education regulations has hit a stumbling block. Many members of the state Board of Education don't understand some of the proposed changes or the impact they would have on a student's ability to get needed services.

11/3/2011

A survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten, and veteran kindergarten teachers believe that this situation is deteriorating.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Upcoming School Improvement Network Webinar provides expert advice on how to translate Common Core ELA Standards into student achievement in the K12 classroom. The webinar, "Translating ELA Standards" will be presented by Dr. Ann Johnson on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 8:30 am (MST).

11/2/2011

As a partner in this new initiative, Discovery Education will offer premier educational content, including video clips and digital lessons, to help harder-pressed children in K12 with their homework. With topics ranging from two-digit addition to presidential elections, proven resources for student success will be accessible free of charge to America’s neediest students and their parents.

11/2/2011

The Speak Up 2011 survey is now open. The annual survey about education and technology is facilitated through schools around the country. More than 300,000 K12 students, educators and parents are expected to participate again this year. The survey results provide important insights about education, technology and student aspirations to individual schools, state departments of education and national leaders.

11/2/2011

GlobalScholar recently announced that the Department of Education has accepted Performance Series as an approved test for schools applying for the Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Schools will be able to begin using Performance Series for the upcoming Blue Ribbon Schools application period, which opens in November.

11/2/2011

A popular after school program for children of working families known as New Jersey After 3, which had planned to shutter due to a loss of state funding, will continue its work through a new partnership with the state Department of Education, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.

11/2/2011

Shrimp ceviche with tostones and avocado. Sweet-and-sour wonton pockets. Pumpkin pot de crème with ginger biscotti.

That’s a small sampling of the menu planned for a fundraiser Tuesday, when South Florida celebrity chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Douglas Rodriguez joins culinary students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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