K12 Headlines

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

12/13/2012

A proposal for a new charter school in Novato is flawed in numerous areas including curriculum, budgeting and the likely makeup of the student body, school district staffers said Tuesday.

12/13/2012

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, and Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell Township, have written letters supporting the Grand Rapids superintendent and school board's planned major overhaul of the district to improve achievement and finances.

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The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

12/12/2012

At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.

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. 

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