K12 Headlines

10/17/2012

10/17/2012

Peanut butter that has been recalled due to salmonella contamination has found its way into schools via Smucker’s Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, reports Food Poisoning Bulletin.

10/17/2012

The U.S. Department of Education says the Pennsylvania Education Department "acted prematurely" when it changed rules for how charter schools can meet academic-performance standards on the annual PSSA achievement test.

10/17/2012

Taxpayers pour nearly $9 million a year into salaries for central office administrators in the Buffalo Public Schools – the very people deemed by the district’s distinguished educator to be largely responsible for the consistent failure of the system.

10/17/2012

The Board of Education’s goals this year focus on bridging the gaps.

10/17/2012

Three middle schools and two high schools in Spring Branch ISD could be sites for the district's secondary dual-language program, should the district move forward with a committee's recommendations.

10/17/2012

The Missouri State Board of Education has voted to restore provisional accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools.

10/17/2012

Tennessee education officials withheld $3.4 million from Nashville's school district after the city barred a charter school from opening in an affluent neighborhood, the culmination of a fight that has highlighted growing tension over the expansion of such schools.

10/17/2012

School districts in California and New Mexico are trying to ban the popular snack food Flamin’ Hot Cheetos because they say it is a health hazard to students.

10/17/2012

Nearly $4.2 million was stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights school district by its former technology director, Joseph Palazzo, according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.

10/16/2012

10/16/2012

More than half the school districts in the four-county Milwaukee metro area saw enrollment decreases at the start of this school year, but enrollment is up in some of Wisconsin's largest virtual charter schools.

10/16/2012

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools showed significant gains, nearly doubling their growth in math proficiency between 2010 and 2012, with MIND Research Institute’s ST Math®, a visually based instructional software program featuring the animated penguin named JiJi, which fits naturally into a blended learning environment.

10/16/2012

Adapt Courseware, the provider of comprehensive online curriculum resources that individualize the learning experience for each student, is working with innovative colleges and universities throughout North America as its Introduction to Psychology courseware gains traction.

10/16/2012

Job opportunities continue be scarce for teachers and many don't know where to turn for work – but Varsity Tutors may be just the place to look.

10/16/2012

GuideK12 participated in the first Education Datapalooza, hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education on October 9th 2012. 

10/16/2012

A year ago, a dramatic increase in the number of homeless students had Twin City school leaders scurrying to find solutions.

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