K12 Headlines

4/9/2013

4/9/2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Arkansas will receive $5.3 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

4/9/2013

Forty to 50 Dallas ISD schools will have new principals next fall as Superintendent Mike Miles presses his leadership overhaul to rally a struggling district.

4/9/2013

Waiting list totals can count students more than once, a review of state data found.

4/9/2013

Most districts won’t feel the impact of sequester cuts for another year. But Silver Valley (Calif.) USD is already facing the harsh reality of nearly $500,000 in funding cuts this year alone.

4/8/2013

4/8/2013

Now schools are preparing for the new breakfast guidelines, which will go into effect next school year, and some are applying for grants to help implement and educate students about the new rules.

4/8/2013

This is the ninth consecutive year that ClassLink has been honored as a CODiE finalist. Sponsored by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software industry.

4/8/2013

The winners are chosen based on their educational commitment to implementing a personalized 21st century learning environment and embody the best in American education by striving to engage today's digital students through creating an individualized 24x7 mobile learning environment.

4/8/2013

The new research experience, Artemis, named for the Greek goddess who symbolizes new ideas, discovery, power and “the hunt,” will enable researchers to make connections and realize relationships among content that has never before been possible.

4/8/2013

Iveda Solutions' cloud- hosting platform allows multiple instances of live video to be simultaneously recorded and broadcasted for immediate viewing and sharing using a web-based online viewer. Live video can also be shared with other authorized users by downloading the IvedaMobile Viewer app on their iPhone, iPad, and supported Android devices.

4/8/2013

This week, some state Republicans wanted the House to lap up private school vouchers, touted as a panacea by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Sen. Dan Patrick. But when it came time to vote, the house must not have been thirsty. Vouchers were shot down in a 103-43 vote.

4/8/2013

Most Americans are accustomed by now to hearing that our kids are lagging in basic skills when measured against other advanced countries. The glory days when we were global leaders are long gone, sadly.

4/8/2013

McFarland is the district’s director of student affairs and had been principal of Hendrickson High School. He also was a superintendent in the Kerens and Stockdale school districts.

4/8/2013

Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.

4/8/2013

Ousted Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells said he's excited for what's next: a job as the superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Community School District.

4/8/2013

In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.

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