K12 Headlines

12/4/2013

12/4/2013

U.S. students continue to perform poorly on international tests, with 15-year-olds scoring in the middle of the global pack on the latest math, reading and science tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

12/4/2013

Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.

12/4/2013

The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.

12/4/2013

An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.

12/4/2013

The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.

12/4/2013

Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.

12/4/2013

A Dorchester elementary school has gone from one of the worst in the state to one of the best—in only three years.

12/4/2013

Fujitsu has partnered with Follett Corporation to implement the next-generation SIS that will play a pivotal role in the transformation of learning empowered by technology. ConnectEdBC will help teachers to plan a more personalized learning experience with students and their parents.

12/4/2013

Autodesk Certification can enhance the competitive edge and reputation of organizations that adopt its use, while providing an industry-accepted credential that students and professionals can use to achieve academic success and advance their careers.

12/4/2013

February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

12/4/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) commends and supports new legislation that offers public schools added flexibility in meeting the mandates of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

12/4/2013

A recent NEA analysis revealed, and a report by AASA confirms, that the impact of the austerity approach falls unevenly, harming schools that rely more on federal funding for education, including students most in need of extra attention.

12/4/2013

According to a new study by Speedtest.net, the U.S. ranks 31st in the world in average download speeds. At 20.77 megabits per second (Mbps), America falls behind countries like Estonia, Hungary and Uruguay. With the average download speed across the globe at 16.20 Mbps, the U.S. is only a handful of spots away from ranking below average.

12/4/2013

Developed in collaboration with language experts at Peking University, the new Spoken Chinese Test is fully automated and can easily be taken over the phone or via computer with a detailed score report available within minutes after the test is completed.

12/3/2013

12/3/2013

If all goes as planned, compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September for more than 2.6 million students nationwide.

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