K12 Headlines

10/16/2012

10/16/2012

A San Francisco nonprofit plans to announce a $25 million fund Monday to create Bay Area schools focused on "blended learning," the concept of coupling traditional teaching with online resources to improve student performance.

10/16/2012

A member of the Board of School Committee said serving healthier meals at lunch is driving students to eat more junk food just to fill up.

10/16/2012

Child obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting kids at risk of developing conditions that typically only affect adults – such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

10/16/2012

One of two American scholars who were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday was the brains behind a redesigned application process at New York City public high schools.

10/16/2012

Enrollment in Denver Public Schools has grown 14 percent over the past five years, making it the fastest-growing large urban district in the country, the district reports.

10/16/2012

Closing public schools to reopen new ones destroys communities and does nothing to better educate children, education historian and New York University professor Diane Ravitch told the City Club of Chicago Monday.

10/15/2012

10/15/2012

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.

10/15/2012
The Software & Information Industry Association is accepting applications for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards until Friday, Oct. 19.
10/15/2012

MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCBB:MEDL) -- a pioneer in the creation, development, marketing and monetization of mobile apps -- and Marlee Matlin, Academy Award(C)-winning actress, announce the release of "Marlee Signs," an educational app to learn to express yourself in American Sign Language. 

10/15/2012

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10/15/2012

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the results of a new study analyzing instructor feedback on 2,093,396 student papers submitted through GradeMark, the Turnitin online grading tool.

10/15/2012

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Department of Education has decided to assess public school student achievement based on an individual student’s race and/or ethnicity.

10/15/2012

This year, 14 teachers are being moved to other schools, a process known as "consolidation," because fewer students enrolled in a particular school than the district expected, the Oakland school district has reported.

10/15/2012

Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.

10/15/2012

Like most of Louisiana, Rapides Parish voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to limit school board members to three terms.

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