K12 Headlines

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

Politicians, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, want voters in November to approve a massive, historic and permanent billion-dollar-a-year tax increase that will raise income tax rates of middle-class wage earners from 4.63 percent to as high as 5.9 percent.

7/12/2013

7/12/2013

A conference hosted by Hewlett-Packard and attended by many of California’s leading employers addressed the challenge of increasing high school graduation rates among students from lower income areas.

7/12/2013

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division (samsungpresenterusa.com), a market leader in document camera technology, today announced that Catherine, a 6th grade student at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, has won the 2013 winter/spring Superhero competition with her fantastic depiction of Albert Einstein.

7/12/2013

DecisionEd’s solution is based on quantitative decision tools long used by business, tailored to the unique needs of education.

7/12/2013

This privacy feature makes the jackbox an extremely flexible tool, able to facilitate differentiated learning, literacy exercises, read-alongs and language learning applications, citing just a few examples of audio-based activities in today’s classrooms.

7/12/2013

Some parents, teachers and the Wynantskill Teachers Association are calling on the Board of Education to fire their superintendent. This comes after allegations that the school leader is bullying teachers. Our Erin Vannella has more on the controversy.

7/12/2013

St. Johns County School Superintendent Joseph Joyner has once again received top ratings from school board members for his job performance, which looked at his performance in 37 categories.

7/12/2013

An international school management firm will take over the Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy this fall and plans to open a second school in Lansing next year.

7/12/2013

A Silicon Valley-based charter school nonprofit has submitted a petition to run a secondary school within the West Contra Costa school district. Summit Public Schools, which will run six schools in San Jose, Redwood City, Daly City and Sunnyvale this fall, specializes in preparing "traditionally underserved," primarily minority students, to attend college.

7/12/2013

Restoring library hours and reducing class size are high on the to-do lists of Sacramento-area school leaders now that more money is flowing their way. But summer school may have to wait.

7/12/2013

Charter schools and a new preschool program would each get $8.5 million a year in new property taxes under a plan unanimously approved by a citizen panel yesterday.

7/12/2013

The Carroll County (Md.) Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.

7/12/2013

Global Communications Academy in Hartford, Conn. has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, the only one in the city school system and the eighth elementary program in the state to receive the distinction.

7/12/2013

Kids lose their school IDs but they don't often lose their eyeballs. That's one of the reasons why a growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners.

7/12/2013

The House Government Committee on Thursday removed Wake County from legislation that shifted responsibility for construction and upkeep of public schools from local school boards to boards of county commissioners.

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