K12 Headlines

3/19/2013

3/19/2013

LearnSprout, the first universal application programming interface (API) for K-12 education announced last week that it had registered more than 3,300 schools for its new Dashboard product.

3/19/2013

Together, they see a national movement bearing down on Montana and feel it could ultimately damage a strong public-school system, which they see as vital to a rural state like Montana, he says.

3/19/2013

The mayor of Buffalo has no official role in the city’s school system, except to provide the school district with tax revenue the city collects on its behalf. But in the eyes of many survey respondents, that doesn't let Mayor Byron W. Brown off the hook for the sorry state of city schools.

3/18/2013

3/18/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

3/18/2013

Throughout Amos’ career he has been involved in creating a variety of programs serving the needs of education including; statewide implementations of programs, professional development offerings, school networking, technology planning and implementation, education technology initiatives at the local, state and national level.

3/18/2013

Varitronics®, a national leader in education technology solutions used to enhance instruction through use of visuals and hands-on instructional aids, announced the addition of the Perfecta™ 2400 Full Color Poster Design System to the VariQuest® Visual Learning Tools product suite.

3/18/2013

BRIGANCE Special Education was endorsed after a rigorous evaluation based on itsmarketability, feasibility, research base, performance in field tests, customer satisfaction, company reputation, and enhancement of professional practice as advocated by CASE.

3/18/2013

Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online. Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

3/18/2013

If KIPP charter schools can find a way to raise math and reading scores of low-income students who deserve the same educational opportunities as everybody else, so can other public and charter schools.

3/18/2013

Public school leaders are analyzing what Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget will do for education. Walker has proposed a budget that freezes general funding for Wisconsin’s public schools, introduces new incentive payments for districts, expands resources for the state’s voucher and charter schools and devotes significant money for evaluation in public schools.

3/18/2013

Since the educational community cannot or will not change, school choice is the only alternative which would give our citizens a chance to choose a school without a liberal agenda inside of the curriculum and which fulfills the desire for superior educational results.

3/18/2013

Detroit's students, and students in struggling schools statewide, deserve representatives that fight for them. We've all heard the facts that came to light once Michigan's worst schools had to open their doors -- single-digit proficiency rates in reading and math, and 38,000 pounds of trash crammed around desks and in the halls. These are the conditions far too many of Michigan's children face every day, and now there is an organized effort to lock them in for years to come.

3/18/2013

The Natchez-Adams (Miss.) School District will operate a magnet school beginning in the fall with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Natchez Democrat reports that the school board voted this past week to locate the magnet school at the former Robert Lewis Middle School. The program will have 125 sixth-grade students.

3/18/2013

About 35 sixth-graders at DSST Stapleton learned some hard lessons about cheating last month. The students were caught worming their way into an online instant assessment program in science and English (called “mastery checks”) and changing answers so their teachers would believe they had mastered subjects.

3/18/2013

Nearly three years ago, San Francisco's Everett Middle School was labeled one of the worst schools not only in the state, but in the country. It was a run-down school with low test scores and teachers who didn't come back after summer break. Technology was sparse, as were books, and too few parents wanted to send their kids there. But with the lowest-of-the-low label came money. Lots of money.

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