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1/9/2013

1/9/2013

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

1/9/2013

All district schools in Steubenville, Ohio -- center of a highly charged teen rape case -- were under precautionary lockdown for about 90 minutes Tuesday because of a shooting threat made on social media, WTOV-TV reports.

1/9/2013

In a complaint filed on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Education, a nonprofit advocacy group says Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.

1/9/2013

With guidance and expertise from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mahtomedi (Minn.) School District (about 20 miles east of Minneapolis) is operating one of the nation's first public school fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs, joining over 140 operating in universities and businesses worldwide, and hundreds more in the planning stages.

1/9/2013

From the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

1/9/2013

The latest technology in use at Carroll County Public Schools in Baltimore, Md. is a cafeteria sales system. Implemented in 2012, it uses a high-tech infrared hand scanner to access student accounts with pre-deposited money, to speed up time spent in the lunch line.

1/9/2013

In this web seminar, decision makers at Miami-Dade County Public Schools relate how they use GuideK12 to analyze enrollment dispersion, student performance, student migration, and much more.

1/9/2013

This web seminar digest addresses the importance of social and collaborative learning technology and web 2.0 tools in providing a holistic, connected, social education for today’s students.

1/8/2013

1/8/2013

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) announced it has been reauthorized by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to continue as an approved multidivision online learning provider in the state of Virginia.

1/8/2013

WHEN: Sweepstakes opens:  January 3, 2013
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1/8/2013

Results just released from a national survey of K–12 principals offers new insight about how educators view the issue of bullying and how to address it in schools.

1/8/2013

Edmentum™, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has released Study Island NWEA™ MAP© Link, a new fully integrated solution that uses a student’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP©) assessment results to create an individualized learning path, delivered through the Study Island program.

1/8/2013

With more than a third of parochial schools in the United States closed between 1965 and 1990, and enrollment down by a half, Catholic education is in a crisis.

1/8/2013

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry reports that Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools is making some cash on the side by charging “disciplinary fees” to unruly students.

1/8/2013

Childhood obesity rates are declining in West Virginia as schools focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, according to a statewide screening program.

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