K12 Headlines

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Sixty-three percent of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since 2009, when Pew first started tracking internet usage on cell phones. Cell owners ages 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic group to use their phone to go online.

9/18/2013

A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Jesús Aguirre, director of D.C.'s parks and recreation department since 2009, has been appointed as the city's first Latino state superintendent of education.

9/17/2013

Although the Department of Education has not made it official, the founding principal of the Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School in New Springville, is telling parents she has been tapped to serve as superintendent of Staten Island public elementary and intermediate schools.

9/17/2013

Calling the Los Angeles Board of Education dysfunctional and warning that academic progress is at stake, a senior school district administrator confirmed Friday that he is resigning.

9/17/2013

In her new position, Bostock will assume responsibility for the corporate brand and marketing strategy of nora systems GmbH, along with advertising, creative and public relations worldwide.

9/17/2013

The state board that oversees education is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to hire interim commissioner Pam Stewart for the job instead of launching a national search.

9/17/2013

Pressed by law enforcement, civil-rights advocates and the realization that the way they disciplined students was failing, schools are keeping on campus more kids who talk back, throw tantrums or even threaten teachers.

9/17/2013

Although St. Vrain Valley School District buildings received little damage -- mostly water leaks -- officials have an immense amount of work to do. Road closures and power outages are affecting everything from transportation to school lunches.

9/17/2013

A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.

9/17/2013

When it comes to what our kids learn most parents’ thinking (and mine) can be limited. We look to the digital technology of the future to perform the educational goals of the past.

9/17/2013

Five schools generated more than $16,000 in savings by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, programming room temperatures, and removing microwaves from classrooms.

9/17/2013

Arne Duncan praises efforts of California and specifically Gov. Jerry Brown to adopt high academic standards and move quickly to new and improved standardized tests.

9/17/2013

Preliminary environmental testing of the new school property found eight underground gasoline storage tanks, one known to be leaking, and unsafe levels of the chemical benzene in the soil

9/17/2013

More than two decades after Texas ended a virtual ban on coverage of evolution in science textbooks, the debate over how evolution should be taught to high school students goes on — and on.

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