Business & Finance

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

PresenceLearning, provider of live online speech therapy services to K12 students, was recently named a Cool Tool winner for special needs in the EdTech Digest Awards.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Andrew Cuomo says he wants to be New York's school reform Governor. That sounds great, but it's going to require bolder leadership than setting up another education commission like the one he proposed last week.

1/13/2012

Tuesday night's vote by the Tucson Unified School District's governing board wiped out the ethnic studies program. Now, students and teachers are going through a transition, while supporters gear up for another legal battle.

1/13/2012

New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

1/13/2012

Up to 30 Chicago public schools with great ideas about how to use a longer school day this fall will receive an extra $100,000 per school under a new, privately-funded “innovation grant’’ competition announced Wednesday.

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

Learning Enhancement Corporation and StarShine Academy Schools announced that LEC’s BrainWare Safari cognitive skills development program will be implemented as a core element in StarShine’s visionary curriculum. 

1/12/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to convince Californians to vote for tax hike to support schools.

1/12/2012

Gov. Rick Scott welcomed back the Legislature to an election-year session Tuesday with an upbeat State of the State speech that centered on creating jobs, holding the line on taxes and spending more on schools.

1/12/2012

Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws.

1/12/2012

Louisiana's public education board overwhelming agreed Wednesday to hire Recovery School District leader John White as state education superintendent, despite blistering criticism that Gov. Bobby Jindal had too heavy a role in the choice and that White didn't have enough experience for the job.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012

Capstone announces a donation of 50,000 books to Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent.

1/11/2012

Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is "the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender," according to new sexual education guidelines released by a coalition of health and education groups.

1/11/2012

Joined by Virginia public school students, teachers, superintendents and parents, Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his 2012 legislative and budget actions that support his administration’s ongoing “Opportunity to Learn” K-12 education agenda.

1/11/2012

City and state education officials announced that they plan to close an entire network of charter high schools in Brooklyn that have suffered management and financial woes for years.

1/11/2012

Kansas Democrats said that they want to spend some of the state's expected revenue surplus to restore funding to Kansas public schools that has been cut in recent years.

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