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K12 sex ed goes beyond the birds and bees

High school students in the tiny Magazine School District in Arkansas receive three hours of sex education a year in grades 9 through 12—an approach that Superintendent Brett Bunch acknowledges is inadequate.

Creating Curious Learners through K5 STEM & Entrepreneurship

It’s never too early to start STEM learning. At Barrington 220 School District, fifth-graders are tackling the subjects. “Fresh INC Marketplace” is a new innovative eight-week program that launched last fall. And it could be the nation’s first elementary school entrepreneurship curriculum. Barrington 220 was recognized as a 2016 District Administration District of Distinction. Read their story and apply now for the 2017 awards.

Business Intelligence Gateway System at Washoe County School District

An in-house data warehouse built in 2012 gives educators in Nevada’s large Washoe County School District quick access to the academic information they need to help each student succeed. Washoe County was recognized as a 2016 District Administration District of Distinction. Read their story and apply now for the 2017 awards.

Principal Nadia Lopez encourages K12 teachers to engage with students

Nadia Lopez, principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, New York, helps students become more successful in school and helps instructors teach more effectively using innovative teaching methods and field trips.

Schools try to remove stress of class rankings

Millard Public Schools near Omaha, Nebraska, will switch to a college-like ranking system that designates graduates as magna cum laude, summa cum laude and cum laude.

K12 educators, lawmakers divided over graduation tests

Efforts to implement new high school graduation exams in Ohio and New Jersey are faltering, as some educators grow more concerned about the number of students struggling to meet the strict requirements.

Does corporal punishment have a place in schools?

While the controversial practice of corporal punishment declines, it remains legal in 19 states. In those states, boys, black students and children with disabilities are more likely to receive physical punishment than other students, according to recent report by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Bring healthcare to K12 students—just a short walk from class

Some parents of students in Magazine, Arkansas, can’t afford the gas to drive their sick child 50 miles to the nearest doctor, says Brett Bunch, superintendent of the town’s school district.

How to let the best data drive better decisions in K12

K12 education lags behind U.S. business and industry when it comes to using data to improve outcomes, says a 2016 report by the Center for Data Innovation.

Education and Careers: Learners embed with local businesses

In 2013, the Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (OCM BOCES) brought hands-on learning to the next level by embedding some of its state-endorsed career and technical education (CTE) programs at local businesses.

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