K12 Headlines

11/12/2012

11/12/2012

The latest plan to bring an end to TUSD's desegregation case was filed in court Friday and outlines steps the district must take to free itself of federal oversight.

11/12/2012

With the bruising battle over the charter schools amendment in the state’s rear-view mirror, educators and politicians are focusing on what they believe comes next.

11/12/2012

Chicago school officials have tried but largely abandoned various strategies for combating truancy in grades K-8 during the past two decades, while collecting little if any data on whether the programs were effective or why some failed. A few programs remain in place but operate on a limited scale or are riddled with problems, the Tribune found.

11/12/2012

The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.

11/12/2012

Angela Altrichter home-schooled all three of her sons through eighth grade.

11/12/2012

Students in Canton, Mass., are the latest to receive training that would give them a more proactive role in responding to a school shooter. Instead of hiding, they would barricade doors and learn counter techniques.

11/12/2012

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

11/12/2012

By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has failed.

11/12/2012

With time comes change and with change comes growth. Through the years education and technology have been changing and schools have been growing to encompass these new changes. With locations in Ashley High School, St. Louis, Fulton and St. Johns, several mid-Michigan schools provide new virtual learning centers.

11/12/2012

In September, schools began following a federal law to make lunches healthier, but some of the changes have been unpopular with students, and now some schools are searching for solutions.

11/9/2012

11/9/2012

While school districts across Texas are using Adaptive Curriculum (AC) Science Texas™ to transform their science instruction and help meet the requirements of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Science, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District (EM-S) is leading the way in a new and expanded use of the award-winning concept mastery solution.

11/9/2012

Practicing math will now seem like a trip to the arcade for middle school students when they visit the new Funbrain channel on myMathUniverse, a free site developed to support Pearson's award-winning middle-grades math program, digits.

11/9/2012

LearningStation, a leading provider of customized K-12 assessment software is pleased to announce that LearningStation Insight has been implemented into Duval County’s nearly 200 schools.

11/9/2012

The education non-profit MIND Research Institute announced that it is naming Orange County-based Emulex as Corporation of the Year for its support of math education, Colorado Springs District 11 2012 Rising Star for its commitment to math education, and Ritter Elementary in Los Angeles Unified School District its 2012 School of the Year for its math performance.

11/9/2012

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

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