K12 Headlines

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.

12/11/2012

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, today announced that it presented its prestigious Distinguished Partnership Award to the GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, at NSTA’s Phoenix Area Conference on Science Education yesterday.

12/11/2012

Edmentum™, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has been recognized for its Study Island learning solution in District Administration and Tech & Learning magazines’ annual awards. Study Island was included in the District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2012 and received a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Best Upgraded Product category.

12/11/2012

In an effort to ensure a superior statewide system of education, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) is advocating for online and blended learning and the infrastructure to make it possible, according to testimony by Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director, NJASA, before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools in Trenton last week.

12/11/2012

The Boulder Valley School District's last adoption of new elementary math materials was mired in controversy.

12/11/2012

A class of Northwest Elementary School students thought they were dreaming Monday morning after each one was surprised with a fourth generation iPod Touch.

12/11/2012

Lunchtime rock concerts, club meetings and other activities are much easier on the students and staff at Murrieta Valley High School this year.

12/11/2012

Parents who want a quick, easy snapshot of their child's school's performance can have it now with the release of a "school performance index" number for each of the state's 1,200 schools.

12/11/2012

At Logansport High School, 47 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes — and are putting together complete sentences before their first semester is over.

12/11/2012

Both the business administrator and superintendent were granted merit pay this year by the Lyndhurst Board of Education, officials recently confirmed.

12/11/2012

Costs to New Castle and other public school districts statewide are mounting for students attending charter and cyber charter schools.

12/11/2012

Many schools worry that programs like FFA and DECA might go to the chopping block because of a new plan to improve Missouri's schools.

12/10/2012

12/10/2012

Student-athletes in all grades are hoping to soon get a boost from Greenwich Education Group, which will set up shop at Sono Field House in South Norwalk to help the students improve academics and prepare for college. The Greenwich-based firm, which currently provides students and parents throughout the state with a myriad of academic services — including academic tutoring, test prep and college counseling — will soon take over the 52,000 square foot indoor sports and special events facility and offer a fee-based educational services to student-athletes.

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