K12 Headlines

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

The state of Alabama is fighting to collect immigration information on new students as well as to keep a measure making it illegal to harbor undocumented immigrants.

9/12/2012

Robert Gagnon, who was named an assistant superintendent just six months ago, is now serving as the interim superintendent of schools as the Manatee County School Board searches for a superintendent who can clean up the mess Tim McGonegal left behind with an immediate resignation Monday.

9/12/2012

One after another, the parents dropped their children off Tuesday before rushing to work -- just as they would on any school day.

9/12/2012

Students across Greater Danbury are more worldly, more widely traveled and more technologically comfortable than 15 or 20 years ago, local educators say. The same officials also suggest that many of these students are more academically competent than their peers from a generation ago.

9/12/2012

A father’s account, published over the weekend, of how his daughter was repeatedly locked in a “closet” as a Lexington kindergartner in 2006 prompted a rebuttal Monday from the town’s school superintendent, leaving conflicting accounts of exactly what happened to her six years ago.

9/12/2012

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

9/12/2012

Local school districts that want to use online courses and computers instead of paper for assignments have a problem: The number of families who can't afford laptops and tablets is rising.

9/11/2012

9/11/2012

Adaptive Curriculum, a web-based concept mastery solution that improves student achievement in math and science via its real-world active learning approach, has been selected as a key content provider for Alleyoop, the online college prep tutoring site created in conjunction with Pearson, the global education company.

9/11/2012

Participants in the free fundraising-by-recycling program can sign into their accounts to set a yearly fundraising goal, measure their progress, and share that information with students, parents, community members, and business supporters.

9/11/2012

The MimioReading programs teach strategies for mastering the four primary components of comprehension – finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes and the "main idea," and learning vocabulary in context – via age-appropriate content and challenging, meaningful activities that improve retention and promote collaboration.

9/11/2012

Thousands of public school teachers formed picket lines in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care during their first strike in a quarter century.

9/11/2012

The new Sherwood Middle School is anticipated to be completed under budget and “fully wired for smart technology,” according to the Board of Selectmen.

9/11/2012

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be doled out nationwide.

9/11/2012

One school board member is proposing increased access to the Internet and mobile devices for students in Howard County schools.

9/11/2012

Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

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