K12 Headlines

12/12/2012

12/12/2012

The Douglass High School senior class could be riddled with dropouts if students become too overwhelmed by the wreckage left by years of academic mismanagement, the state superintendent of schools said Monday night.

12/12/2012

Two administrators in a troubled eastern Kentucky school district filed lawsuits offering some details about the management and financial problems that resulted in a state takeover.

12/12/2012

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the use of vouchers and the authorization of charter schools in the Franklin Special School District.

12/12/2012

The Houston Independent School District took a big step in 2007 toward becoming environmentally friendly by designing two new schools to meet a coveted "green" standard set by a private-builders' group.

12/12/2012

Results from a pair of new international assessments released today show that American kids are holding their own in math, reading and other subjects. In a few cases, they're actually bypassing the rest of the world.

12/12/2012

New York schools would lose $164 million in federal funding for the 2013-14 school year if Congress does not find compromise on the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff,” according to a state School Boards Association analysis.

12/12/2012

Investigations into grade changing allegations within Montgomery Public Schools has led to seven employees being placed on administrative leave for allegedly pressuring teachers to make improper changes before ultimately making the changes themselves, according to MPS superintendent Barbara Thompson.

12/12/2012

Students from Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong were top performers in fourth grade mathematics, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, according to results released today by IEA and the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College.

12/12/2012

Califone International, Inc. today announces the launch of the Listening First™ Headsets. The new headsets are an extension of the popular Listening First headphone line and now feature a built-in microphone onto the same brightly colored and animal-theme designs.

12/12/2012

Moodlerooms, Inc. and W.W. Norton & Company Inc. announced today a partnership to deliver W.W. Norton’s digital content, homework and assessments for college classes through Moodleroom’s Moodle-based platform, Joule. 

12/12/2012

GuideK12™, the leading provider of geovisual analytics for education, is thrilled to announce that Calcasieu Parish Public Schools has implemented their state of the art technology to translate student data into actionable insights.

12/12/2012

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging violations of inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities Butte School District No. 1 will conduct a self-investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

12/11/2012

12/11/2012

U.S. regulators are relaxing school meal rules aimed at reining in calories and portion sizes after some students, parents and lawmakers complained that new stricter policies left many children hungry.

12/11/2012

We all need a good old-fashioned makeover now and again. Otherwise, we grow stale and boring, and the world passes us by. Also, it gives us an excuse to cash in on that Sephora gift card our sister sent us for our birthday.

12/11/2012

To recognize creative teaching using Vernier sensors with National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW software, Vernier Software & Technology is launching an engineering contest for current teachers of engineering or STEM. One high school and one college teacher will each be awarded prizes valued at $5,500 for demonstrating the most innovative uses of the technology.

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