K12 Headlines

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

Technomad comes to InfoComm 2013 with new upgrades to its PowerChiton series of outdoor, weatherproof amplifier modules and breakout box accessories, giving end users and systems integrators more audio options for stadiums, resorts and other outdoor venues and facilities.

5/22/2013

Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.

5/22/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.

5/22/2013

Nonprofit after-school robotics organization, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announced the appointment of Sheri McCoy and Bob Tuttle as board of directors co-chairs and Don Bossi to serve as president, effective May 22.

5/22/2013

Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.

5/22/2013

Lawmakers are pushing what they call the Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would give parents up to $4,200 in vouchers to send their children to private schools.

5/22/2013

Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.

5/22/2013

The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.

5/22/2013

The first cohort of O’Neill Fellows will arrive at TC this fall to earn dual certification in areas of great need for New York City schools, such as science/inclusive education, elementary education/bilingual, or TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages). Through the support of the O’Neill Fellowship Program, they will be able to graduate virtually debt-free.

5/22/2013

Queen Bee School District 16

Glendale Heights, Ill.

5/22/2013

Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor, Mich.


5/22/2013

Bryan Independent School District

Bryan, Texas

5/22/2013

Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.

5/22/2013

As hearings start this week on a Columbus school-district reform bill, an earlier proposal allowing for a state takeover of the state’s largest district is likely to vanish.

5/22/2013

Seven school children were among the dead in the Oklahoma City area after a mile-wide tornado with up to 200 mph winds destroyed blocks of homes, businesses and two elementary schools.

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