K12 Headlines

3/14/2013

3/14/2013

State school officials say they will begin construction on a dozen new schools this year, after virtually no building in the three years since Gov. Christie took office.

3/14/2013

A growing number of children in Lafayette Parish are receiving some kind of education before they enter kindergarten, and new efforts by the school system and other entities are designed to make sure all children are prepared to learn before age 5.

3/14/2013

With a record number of high-quality nominations, the winners were selected by the editors of "District Administration" based upon the quality of the descriptions submitted by K-12 district-level school leaders.

3/14/2013

Twenty-five school districts were honored for supporting their local economies and increasing the amount of local food they serve to their students through Farm to School programs.

3/14/2013

Under the agreemenet, customers will be able to purchase Promethean’s teaching and learning software, ActivInspire, from Epson when buying Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink interactive projectors.

3/14/2013

Estell will lead the newly formed Education Business Unit and will be responsible for its strategy, financial objectives and operating plans to grow this key area of the company. He will start in this executive position on March 18, 2013 and report to Neil Gaydon, President and CEO of SMART Technologies.

3/14/2013

Lakeland School District Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells said she has been blessed to be an educator for 40 years and that being a part of the Idaho Leads Project made her feel special.

3/14/2013

American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there’s enough blame for all participants to have their fair share.

3/14/2013

High school student representatives addressed members of the Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday to pitch a tough sell: leaving school early.

3/14/2013

D.C.'s charter schools aren't only growing faster than traditional public schools, but they're also showing bigger improvements in citywide standardized tests.

3/14/2013

The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

3/14/2013

After at least two hours in a closed meeting Tuesday night, Newtown Board of Education chair Debbie Leidlein said the board was not ready to announce the interim superintendent position for Newtown's public schools.

3/14/2013

After two years of chronically late buses, school officials in Boston are planning to recommend a new transportation company to oversee daily operations of the city’s more than 700 school buses starting next fall.

3/14/2013

South Pasadena voters on Tuesday passed a parcel tax that will generate approximately $2.3 million annually for the school district, saving about 30 teachers from getting pink slips this year, officials say.

3/14/2013

In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.

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