K12 Headlines

11/21/2012

11/21/2012

Based on the success of a single school pilot program in 2011, Spokane Public Schools (SPS) will implement Hobsons’ Naviance across its middle and high schools, helping over 10,000 students better prepare for post-secondary success.

11/21/2012

Amid the banging of African drums, Pittsburgh Public Schools honored academic growth by students in 10 schools under new formulas for measuring how teachers help students learn.

11/21/2012

Tutoring Chicago announced its recent update to its long-term strategy, which includes a name change reflecting its expansion into more areas of Chicago.

11/21/2012

A plan to overhaul Michigan's public education funding system came under sharp scrutiny Monday, as educators, state lawmakers and parents got their first glimpse at the proposed changes.

11/21/2012

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

11/21/2012

Yesterday the D.C. Council wrapped up two hearings on D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools in the coming two years. During the 14 hours of discussion and debate, councilmembers both heard from Henderson and questioned her plan, while activists and residents from across the city stayed at the Wilson Building for hours in order to make their opinions heard.

11/21/2012

Fulton County Schools Charter Coordinator Laura Stowell said last week she hopes a new district plan brings more consistency in charters and charter schools in the future as the system continues its transition to a charter system.

11/21/2012

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

11/21/2012

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

11/21/2012

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

11/21/2012

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

11/21/2012

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Kevin Moorhead fires up the computer for his honors investing class at Champlin Park High School. He has a powerpoint ready to go as students filter in and grab their laptops.

11/20/2012

Without more funding for technology, Muhlenberg School District probably won't be able keep its computer systems up to date, administrators told school board members Wednesday.

11/20/2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce young adult unemployment.

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