K12 Headlines

4/2/2013

4/2/2013

David Goodin came to Connellsville Area School District (Pa.) as superintendent in 2008 thinking he could change academics and administrative operations. About two-and-a-half years into his three-year contract, change did happen — with his departure.

4/2/2013

Lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and Texas are now pushing bills that would defund comprehensive sex education programs for at-risk teenagers.

4/2/2013

A new charter school bill gets its first committee hearing Monday in Tallahassee.

4/2/2013

A lawyer for two Atlanta teachers accused in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals says they are about to turn themselves in.

4/2/2013

An in-depth state report on Camden's schools "in crisis" laid out several recommendations in August, including hiring a superintendent who could transform the district. But just as the Camden Board of Education had narrowed its search to three candidates last week, the process came to a halt when Gov. Christie announced a full state takeover of Camden schools.

4/2/2013

Nearly $2 billion in federal funding is being trimmed from public schools across the country - part of the budget sequester that went into effect a month ago. It's schools in military communities, however, that are especially hard hit.

4/2/2013

In parts of Alabama, in the rural and poor Black Belt counties, there are few options for schooling. There are no complications, no non-failing schools to flee to, no nearby suburban systems.

4/2/2013

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4/2/2013

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of technology solutions for government and public safety agencies, today announced an amendment by the City of Tucson, AZ to the contract available through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) to include the Toughpad™ family of rugged, reliable enterprise-grade tablets.

4/2/2013

The result is a cloud-based solution that allows teachers and administrators to connect with each other and share assessments, data reports, and more while tracking mastery of standards.

4/2/2013

Aspen, Follett Software’s student information system (SIS) with curricular and educational tools in a single platform, has been named one of six finalists for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in the “Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution” category.

4/2/2013

It used to be that teenage founders were an anomaly. They were super-geeks, and not in a good way.

4/1/2013

4/1/2013

Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.

4/1/2013

What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.

4/1/2013

Casio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the fx-CP400, which is the latest advancement in the company’s ClassPad series of graphing scientific calculators.

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