K12 Headlines

3/26/2013

3/26/2013

As a noontime aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first.

3/26/2013

The Meridian Public School District has agreed to watch out for racial disparities in student discipline and the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to dismiss complaints about a "school-to-prison pipeline."

3/26/2013

After piloting SAFARI Montage at several schools, including the district’s 1-to-1 iPad high school, Dr. Wheeler and LCS administrators saw the many benefits and decided to take the system’s multi-faceted instructional tools to a different level and provide access for all of the district’s students.

3/26/2013

A poll released last Tuesday by Marquette University shows that 51 percent of Wisconsin voters support a major expansion of the state’s private school choice program.

3/26/2013

The Word Monsters uses phonics, interactive animation, activities, and additional optional instruction in a quirky narrative environment to give children a rich and engaging introduction to reading.

3/26/2013

“Put kids first!” was the battle cry at this morning’s rally, leading up to the hearing where the justices will listen to attorneys from the State of Louisiana and Institute for Justice argue in support of the constitutionality of the scholarship program’s funding mechanism.

3/26/2013

School districts across the country struggle find the resources — both monetary and manual — to keep up with maintenance requests.

3/26/2013

The day after a state Senate panel approved legislation that would require public and private schools to carry catastrophic accident insurance to cover student athletes, supporters again urged the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board to make the decision on its own.

3/25/2013

3/25/2013

The official list of closings isn't due to be published until March 31, but parents were learning whether their schools were on the list in letters that were already being sent home with students.

3/25/2013

Casio, in conjunction with Clemson University – Casio’s Center of Academic Training – developed the Fostering Education Series, a collection of research-based books and education workbooks designed to empower educators and help foster a positive student-centered learning environment for math and science instruction through the use of appropriate tools.

3/25/2013

In order to help afterschool programs maximize physical activity participation, SPARK has just launched a new version of their research-based Afterschool (AS) Program.

3/25/2013

Students using the award-winning digital learning solution Wowzers® will soon enjoy an even more engaging experience, as the company unveils several new sound features at this year’s ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Chicago.

3/25/2013

Acer America debuts new Acer C7 Chromebook models for its commercial customers, especially schools looking for a way to enhance student learning with technology that is affordable and impactful.

3/25/2013

A growing number of schools are adopting a new, controversial approach: asking students to bring their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and even their video game players to class.

3/25/2013

Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.

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