K12 Headlines

9/23/2014

9/23/2014

There’s nothing wrong with demanding accountability and higher standards, but inconsistency in the tools used to measure them doesn’t do anyone any good. Nor does excessive delays in reporting the measures, especially in this era of electronic, digital, high-tech testing and analytics.

9/23/2014

As an educational tool, Wisconsin's report cards for public schools can be educational for schools to spur improvement — but not everything that's important about a school or school district. Beware of any attempts by legislators or others to attach higher stakes to them, such as a loss of state funding or a loss of local control.

9/23/2014

The truth is, today's young people do need more, or at least different, kinds of training and education to succeed in the global marketplace for talent. And plenty of policy changes could help improve outcomes for our most disadvantaged students. In the meantime, let's stop denying the measurable progress that U.S. schools have made in the last half-century.

9/22/2014

9/22/2014

Disinvestment has caused the explosion of class sizes—also one of the nation's highest. Inadequate investment has led to layoffs of teachers, librarians, custodians, counselors, administrators and other school personnel.

9/22/2014

This is only Brilla’s second year in existence. It has a kindergarten, first and second grade. And yet, in the 2013-14 academic year, students at this charter school already made an average of 2.3 years of progress in math and 1.9 years of progress in reading.

9/22/2014

Education advocates say adding health care services, parenting classes and community events will help people in under-served communities engage more with their schools. T

9/22/2014

Campus Steps, a new free platform for students, parents and counselors, hosts multiple online and mobile ready apps to allow students to keep tabs of their academics, search colleges, apply for colleges and communicate with their counselor. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer in partnership with developers from Learning Core.

9/22/2014

Has anyone considered fighting for a magnet school-based system for our children’s education? It is my belief that we would end up with champions in every subject. I do not believe in making every student equal, but to make them rise to their own full potential.

9/22/2014

History, which is supposed to be a recollection of factual evidence, shouldn’t be a controversial issue. Of course, this would also mean opinion wouldn’t be interjected. K-12 education should be factual.

9/22/2014

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.

9/22/2014

Real success will require that we prepare the next generation for global citizenship, which means broadening students’ perspectives, deepening their cultural and linguistic capacities, and heightening awareness of the larger issues that will affect their lives.

9/22/2014

After reviewing studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement in late August saying that because of their natural sleep cycles, teens really do experience difficulty falling asleep before 11 p.m. and that middle and high schools should start class at 8:30 a.m. or later.

9/22/2014

A new report Thursday found that only 2% of the projected increase in federal spending over the next decade will be dedicated to programs benefiting children.

9/22/2014

The opponents, led by Sherri Few, who finished third in this year's Republican primary for education superintendent, will bring their complaints to the state Education Oversight Committee on Monday.

9/22/2014

The small district in Wapello County has outfitted its buses with high-speed, wireless Internet, Des Moines television station KCCI reported Saturday.

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