Business & Finance

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

A looming political skirmish over the future funding of K-12 education in Iowa might be the harbinger of bigger, high-stakes battles yet to come.

2/7/2012

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

2/6/2012

Gwinnett County Public Schools district lines have been redrawn as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census. The realignment of the school system's five districts do not affect students.

2/6/2012

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison is asking his members to champion public education in a political environment where lawmakers are increasingly open to alternatives.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools system spends tens of millions of dollars annually on a perk that few other employers offer: cash to departing employees for unused time off.

2/3/2012

A special lottery fund created to reward Florida schools for boosting grades has been cut to the point that the state Department of Education wasn't sure there would be enough to go around this year.

2/3/2012

Standing near the slide at a school playground in West Hartford, Conn., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday outlined a $12 million proposal to increase access to preschool and improve the quality of early childhood programs.

2/3/2012

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.

2/3/2012

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

2/3/2012

Schoology, developers of the pioneering, free, cloud-­‐based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced that Palo Alto (Calif.) Unified School District has successfully upgraded to the company's enterprise-­‐level platform.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

The 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge gives students from around the world the chance to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues. The deadline is Feb. 14.

2/2/2012

Findaway World, LLC and Follett Library Resources jointly announced the launch of Catalist Digital, a new digital audiobook platform, into the PreK-12 school market.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president
2/2/2012

Jill Duffy of PCMag.com may have said it best: "Apple brings a spotlight with it everywhere it goes, and people pay attention to anything caught in its glow."

Rumors of the new and improved iBooks application began swirling weeks before Apple's anticipated announcement on Jan. 19, but perhaps no one was expecting the tidal wave of media coverage that proclaimed the company's venture into the textbook industry to be the Holy Grail of K12 learning. After all, iPads are hardly new, nor are their netbook predecessors or online learning material, for that matter.

2/2/2012

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

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