K12 Headlines

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

the New Media Consortium (NMC) launched the NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly App for Android devices. Since February 2012 this app has been available for iOS devices and, by popular demand, is now available for 99¢ download in the Google Marketplace.

2/22/2013

K-12 educators nationwide will soon be invited to attend a professional development conference unlike any they've experienced. Staff Development for Educators (SDE) is delighted to announce its brand-new Extraordinary Educator's Conference, taking place in Chicago, July 20-24, 2013.

2/22/2013

"I want Bentley to be the small school everyone wants to come to," says Rebekah Dupuis.

2/22/2013

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

2/22/2013

With caution in mind, BYOD seems like an amazing opportunity to reach kids where many are already -- in front of a screen -- and help them explore the promise and dangers of our digital age.

2/22/2013

Temptations to "scrubbing," the process of improperly fixing enrollment or attendance data to somehow improve a building's situation, can include rosier district report cards, added state or federal funding and employee bonuses.

2/22/2013

While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday morning.

2/22/2013

Parents are encouraged to take a survey that will help the district measure how welcome parents feel in school buildings and how comfortable they feel communicating with teachers.

2/22/2013

If all of the charters recommended by the department move forward, there will be 1,600 new charter seats in Boston, with the percentage of Boston public students in Boston public charters closing in on the 18 percent threshold established with the 2010 education reform law.

2/22/2013

An Oregon lawmaker wants to ask voters to allow tax credits to pay for tuition at private and religious schools.

2/22/2013

Fernando Melo from Columbia, Leakhelin Virak from Cambodia and Mohammed Bani Jameel from Iraq work on their English proficiency through short chapter books, while Tumaini Kasongo from Uganda completes assignments on her computer during a Westbrook Middle School language arts class.

2/22/2013

Orange County schools that teach poor students and those who don't speak English would get more money under a new formula released Wednesday.

2/22/2013

Of all the changes sweeping through the American public education system, one of the most significant is simply demographic: the growing population of Hispanic students.

2/22/2013

Lori Pavell has been named Lowell High School Principal effective July 1.

2/21/2013

2/21/2013

Paying tribute to two decades of success in helping to curb the nation's dropout crisis, the National Guard Youth Foundation's ChalleNGe Champions Gala will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program by bringing together alumni from 20 years ago, this year's upcoming graduates and many in between, along with noted celebrities.

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