K12 Headlines

11/5/2012

11/5/2012

The former Philip A. Capdau Junior High School is one of seven Orleans Parish School Board-owned properties that will go to auction on Thursday.

11/5/2012

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

11/5/2012

SIIA, the Software & Information Industry Association, which runs the annual CODiE Awards Program for education products, is looking for educators and administrators in K12 interested in participating as judges for this year's competition. To sign up and help determine this year's winner and be part of recognizing the education software industry's highest quality products and services, contact Wendy Tanner, Awards Program Coordinator, with questions.

11/5/2012

Vermont's 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report announced approval ratings for 19 out of the 20 required indicators.

11/5/2012

Erin Hresko of Hummelstown is pleased that part of her drawing of the state Capitol dome will find itself in the sparkly globes that will bedeck the Pennsylvania state tree in this year’s National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C.

11/2/2012

11/2/2012

Roy Roberts, the emergency financialmanager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot proposal that would affirm the state's ability to take over financially struggling school districts and municipalities.

11/2/2012

There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.

11/2/2012

To help address a shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Moses Lake School District 161 in Moses Lake, Washington, adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students.

11/2/2012

Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, CA recently embarked on a district-wide iPad initiative. While most of the educators grasped the transition to the tablets in their instruction, one teacher in particular struggled.

11/2/2012

Varitronics, a national leader in education technology solutions that help improve academic progress and classroom engagement of all learners, announced that it has been acquired by a group of private investors based in Minnesota.

11/2/2012

The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.

11/2/2012

The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.

11/2/2012

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

11/2/2012

The Ennis school district misspent more than $7 million on a new grade school and teacher housing, and improperly paid a superintendent as an independent contractor for several years while he also collected a pension, a recent audit found.

11/2/2012

Hurricane Sandy has forced high school sports leagues throughout the city to revise schedules, including playoff dates, and coaches are now being forced to come up with different ways to prepare their teams without access to fields and other facilities that have been shuttered by mass school closures.

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