K12 Headlines

11/27/2013

11/27/2013

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and VINCI, home of award-winning VINCI Blended Learning curriculum and ClassVINCI, announced a multi-year partnership to further develop and promote effective leadership practice in early childhood education focused on improving instruction and learning in the earliest grades.

11/27/2013

High school graduation rates in Rhode Island’s poorest cities improved at more than twice the rate of the rest of the state during the last five years, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

11/27/2013

For the first time in decades, Sioux Falls School District high school students will be asked to say the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

11/27/2013

What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school.

11/27/2013

Gov. Gary Herbert is promising no new taxes, no new debt and an increase in spending per-pupil when he unveils a $13 billion-plus state budget proposal early next month.

11/27/2013

This may sound like the plot to a sleazy novel or TV soap opera, but they are elements of a drama unfolding in the Hamburg Central School District.

11/26/2013

11/26/2013

Led by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Chefs Move to Schools links chefs to schools in their communities to improve child nutrition, teach children about healthy lifestyles, and help combat childhood obesity.

11/26/2013

Think Through Math (TTM), the Web-based solution that provides comprehensive math instruction and practice for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, kicked off its 4th annual “Time for Giving” contest this month. Throughout November, THINK Nation students have been donating their "THINK points" – the points they earn by completing sections of the program – to a featured charity of the week.

11/26/2013

Additionally, the company raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Ricardo A. Sagrera of Viceroy Ventures with participation from Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital; Chuck Strauch, former Chairman & CEO, PairGain Technologies; Dan Nir of Sargent Capital; Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens; Paul Appelbaum, Co-Founder of Seamless.com; and education technology angel investor, Zac Zeitlin, among others.

11/26/2013

As a Platinum Level Year-Round Sponsor, Follett – whose products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries – will provide financial, philosophical, and in-kind support for NAEYC’s important work, and will distribute NAEYC publications.

11/26/2013

A team of two dozen well-paid analysts embedded in the State Education Department is having a dramatic impact on a reform agenda that's causing controversy throughout New York. None are public servants.

11/26/2013

Paddling in schools has been declining for years across the country and across Florida. But in North Florida it maintains a fast foothold in 20 public school districts and in uncounted private schools.

11/26/2013

After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records — a tech startup proposal that drew interest from several other states that have now reconsidered.

11/26/2013

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

11/26/2013

School districts across California are rewriting elementary school report cards to reflect the new learning standards. But because the change is not dictated by the state, it's unclear how many schools are switching.

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