K12 Headlines

5/28/2013

5/28/2013

Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.

5/28/2013

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the Alabama House and Senate for ensuring thousands of Alabama families will have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.

5/28/2013

As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015, state policymakers are trying to figure out how to get an electronic tablet or laptop into the hands of every schoolchild.

5/28/2013

The school division of the Association of American Publishers has agreed to merge with the Association of Educational Publishers, a move that unites two of the largest organizations that deal with publishing for the K-12 market.

5/28/2013

School reform and improvement efforts require an information technology infrastructure in service of learning and student success. Yet, digital learning tools and services can frustrate educators.

5/28/2013

LaunchPad™ iOS & Touch Apps deliver a personal cloud desktop to your tablet or handheld. Access from these mobile devices allows schools to provide the same learning experience to all students regardless of device type. Whether using an Android, Apple or Windows mobile device, students have fast and easy access to all their school resources.

5/28/2013

Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.

5/28/2013

With outgoing Superintendent Thomas Gialanella set to retire June 30, the township Board of Education named a 25-year school district employee as his replacement.

5/28/2013

A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.

5/28/2013

McKie will earn a base salary of $190,000. He starts on Tuesday and said he plans to visit every school in the district before the school year ends on June 5.

5/28/2013

Iowa’s top education official and a leading advocate for school reform is leaving the state. Jason Glass, director of the state’s Department of Education, has been appointed superintendent of Colorado’s Eagle County school district.

5/28/2013

Angela Vickers has one of the toughest jobs in the Hillsborough County school district. She's principal of a middle school, arguably the hardest age to teach. And by state standards, hers is the lowest-performing among more than 200 schools.

5/28/2013

In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.

5/28/2013

Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.

5/28/2013

Officials here in the third-largest district in the country voted, after an emotional meeting, to close 49 public schools that they said were not being fully used.

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