K12 Headlines

3/15/2013

3/15/2013

Now that P.S. 64 Pura Belpre school in Mount Eden is set to phase out in three years, parents are concerned that children in the school are condemned. The kindergarten through fifth grade school is beset with feckless teachers, bullying, large classes and a lack of textbooks and homework, parents charged.

3/15/2013

“This business," says John Demby, the principal of Delaware's Sussex Tech high school, “has changed dramatically in a very short period.” Like all principals in the state, he is evaluating teachers under a new system for the first time, adopting the Common Core, launching a college credit curriculum for high schoolers, and overhauling vocational training to better serve local businesses and students.

3/15/2013

Education technology consultant Karen Fasimpaur sounds like a revolutionary when she gets fired up talking about the potential of open educational resources, the textbooks and other educational tools made available as free downloads or interactive Web experiences.

3/15/2013

McGraw-Hill Education, the digital learning company acquired by Apollo Global Management LLC, may price its $1 billion offering of eight-year, senior secured notes as soon as Friday. The sale, which was initially marketed at $1.05 billion, may yield between 9.75 percent and 10 percent, according to a person with knowledge of the offering.

3/15/2013

Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a sweeping education bill that gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their children from a failing public school to another public or private school. The bill became law one day after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against it was premature.

3/14/2013

3/14/2013

A regional president of Woodruff Construction told the Ames Community School Board Monday that he hoped to start the Miller Avenue school project with a clean slate.

3/14/2013

State school officials say they will begin construction on a dozen new schools this year, after virtually no building in the three years since Gov. Christie took office.

3/14/2013

A growing number of children in Lafayette Parish are receiving some kind of education before they enter kindergarten, and new efforts by the school system and other entities are designed to make sure all children are prepared to learn before age 5.

3/14/2013

With a record number of high-quality nominations, the winners were selected by the editors of "District Administration" based upon the quality of the descriptions submitted by K-12 district-level school leaders.

3/14/2013

Twenty-five school districts were honored for supporting their local economies and increasing the amount of local food they serve to their students through Farm to School programs.

3/14/2013

Under the agreemenet, customers will be able to purchase Promethean’s teaching and learning software, ActivInspire, from Epson when buying Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink interactive projectors.

3/14/2013

Estell will lead the newly formed Education Business Unit and will be responsible for its strategy, financial objectives and operating plans to grow this key area of the company. He will start in this executive position on March 18, 2013 and report to Neil Gaydon, President and CEO of SMART Technologies.

3/14/2013

Lakeland School District Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells said she has been blessed to be an educator for 40 years and that being a part of the Idaho Leads Project made her feel special.

3/14/2013

American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there’s enough blame for all participants to have their fair share.

3/14/2013

High school student representatives addressed members of the Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday to pitch a tough sell: leaving school early.

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