K12 Headlines

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

The Arizona Department of Education will disperse about $8.4 million for schools to pay for school-resource officers, security upgrades and emergency planning, after receiving approval Thursday from a legislative oversight committee.

7/15/2013

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that will give the state the chance to begin a possible takeover once the law takes effect Aug. 28.

7/15/2013

Through a patchwork of nurses’ offices and independent clinics operating in schools, students can now get free emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step in more than 50 high school buildings, generally in neighborhoods with high teenage pregnancy rates.

7/15/2013

Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce.

7/15/2013

Charter school funding, set by the state, has risen from about $32 million to about $659 million over a decade as the mayor increased their number.

7/15/2013

The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.

7/15/2013

Public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.

7/15/2013

Across Fairfield County and the state, schools are expanding summer programs to stem the learning loss students experience when they are away from the classroom for the long vacation.

7/15/2013

The current mess involving unaccredited school districts threatening to send bus-loads of children to school districts where they will be unwelcome is as much about the failure of our political system as it is the failure of our educational system.

7/15/2013

The schools that were closed were indeed cited as underperforming, but what they lacked most of all were surrounding neighborhoods with political muscle.

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.

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