K12 Headlines

4/1/2014

4/1/2014

Tacoma Public Schools applied for an estimated $5.5 million in federal School Improvement Grant money to boost achievement at two high-poverty schools added to the state’s watch list this year.

4/1/2014

Key Charter School, with nearly 400 children pre-registered and plans to buy what was once a private high school, will again try to get permission to open from Harrisburg's public school district officials, despite their many concerns after denying Key Charter's first application two months ago.

3/31/2014

3/31/2014

Gradeable launched a new mobile app that integrates with the freestanding Gradeable Inbox and enables teachers to grade faster. Students submit assignments to the Inbox that are scanned, graded and analyzed by the teacher.

3/31/2014

In 2011, then Centinela Valley school board member Sandra Suarez made what she thought was a simple request: How much was the school district spending on legal fees with its top law firm, and what duties was the firm performing?

3/31/2014

Moreover, when linked to merit pay, a divide-and-conquer strategy to pit teacher against teacher, this evaluation will also weaken the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union with its more than three million members, a development not unwelcome to corporate America.

3/31/2014

K12 Inc., a provider of online learning solutions for K12, has doubled its mobile product catalog with the addition of 24 new AP Exam Prep apps. The new products cover subjects such as biology, calculus and English language and composition.

3/31/2014

Mobento, a free, curated library provider of video learning resources, announced optional paid features for academic institutions. With School Accounts, schools can manage, centralize and distribute their digital learning resources.

3/31/2014

If we deny our children a quality education we send the next generation limping into the future without the right tools.

3/31/2014

The efforts of Governor Mead and the Wyoming legislative body to deny the Next Generation Science Standards to Wyoming students because they contain climate science are reminiscent of the boy who placed his finger in a dam to stop a leak.

3/31/2014

As semi-private entities impersonating fully public institutions that are interwoven into the communities they serve and the greater New York City community, charters are not and can never be part of the ongoing public conversation taking place daily in our neighborhoods and across the city.

3/31/2014

A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.

3/31/2014

With state support of public education and teacher salaries among the lowest in the nation, teachers, educators and school administrators are urging lawmakers to restore funding for public education to at least levels it had reached prior to the Great Recession, when revenue shortfalls forced spending cuts to education and other public services.

3/31/2014

The lawsuit stemmed from the school board voting in April 2013 to dismiss Helisse Palmore, then principal of Barack Obama Elementary School, David Evans of the Academy of Music & Art, and James Thomas of the Academy of Business & Law, along with three administrators.

3/31/2014

Durango School District 9-R sharply reduced the percentage of students overall it suspended, expelled or referred to law enforcement from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

3/31/2014

Voters in Wisconsin Dells will decide Tuesday on a $30 million proposal to build a high school and convert the existing high school into a middle school.

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