K12 Headlines

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The annual award recognizes governors who have demonstrated exemplary achievements and accomplishments in advancing public education.

7/10/2013

The nation's governors joined with state school chiefs and education experts to create a set of common benchmarks for student success that would indicate students' readiness for higher education, the military and good jobs post-high school.

7/10/2013

North Carolina Public Schools

Plymouth, N.C.

7/10/2013

The Philadelphia district has been in trouble for 10 years. But such dire financial straits could occur in any U.S. school district as the influence of charter schools mixed with funding cuts for traditional public schools combine for a perfect storm of financial distress.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013

The Irving Independent School District’s board of trustees named Debbie Cabrera as acting interim superintendent at a special meeting on Friday morning. This comes after Dr. Dana Bedden vacated the position last week.

7/9/2013

Lori Romano's path to becoming superintendent of Hernando County schools began with a plunge.

7/9/2013

Available in time for back to school in August, Follett’s eBook customers will now be able to purchase Random House eBooks and lend them to students. The partnership gives librarians the opportunity to enhance their collections with many of the most sought-after titles.

7/9/2013

The superintendent of the state's largest school district says he is retiring. Karl Springer made the announcement at a recent board meeting.

7/9/2013

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

7/9/2013

In celebration of the 100th branded district app entering the app store, ParentLink® is announcing iPad support for its popular Branded District App, including new features that provide more information to parents. District app users will now be able to navigate and organize more efficiently through calendar events, native cafeteria menus and directories.

7/9/2013

Each finalist will have an exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during a unique summer mentorship program where the finalist will be challenged to identify an everyday problem and create an innovative solution. As part of the world-renowned program, mentors will provide guidance as the finalist develops their idea from a concept into an actual prototype, which they will present during the competition’s final event at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

7/9/2013

Calling the purchase of $10 million software a "failed experiment," the Tucson Unified School District is ready to dump the system after years of unsuccessfully trying to implement it.

7/9/2013

Monday marked the second week of school for about 1,600 Las Cruces Public Schools children participating in 25 extra days of learning through the K-3 Plus Program.

7/9/2013

It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

7/9/2013

Bullying reports have gone down since the Sioux Falls School District implemented a bully prevention model two years ago, but the program has not yet fulfilled its promise of empowering students to stick up for their peers, school officials say.

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