K12 Headlines

1/9/2013

1/9/2013

This winter, charter supporters will make their fifth attempt in five years to bring charters to Mississippi, one of a dwindling number of states without a real charter school law.

1/9/2013

GuideK12 is thrilled to announce that it is one of six companies selected by The National School Boards Association (NSBA), for its first Technology Innovation Showcase.

1/9/2013

The Clark County School District hosted a town hall-style meeting Monday night to discuss possible solutions to school overcrowding, including major rezoning, moving to double-sessions and reverting to a year-round calendar.

1/9/2013

Quincy Public School officials say they are taking precautions as we head into the peak of flu season.

1/9/2013

Now that some time has passed since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., perhaps it is time to reflect on what actions our schools might look forward to in 2013 and beyond.

1/9/2013

Across Pennsylvania, school districts face unprecedented financial and structural challenges, leading many to drain reserves, furlough staff, and end proven, research-based programs. Yet one sector of public education is burgeoning, due in part to a lack of sufficient regulation by the state and a funding system that creates incentives for rapid growth.

1/9/2013

The American Association of School Administrators has announced four finalists in the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year program. The program, co-sponsored by ARAMARK Education, VALIC, and AASA, in its 26th year, honors the leadership and exceptional contributions to education of public school superintendents. AASA will announce the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year on Feb. 21, 2013, at the National Conference on Education in Los Angeles, Calif.

1/9/2013

Computer repair business owner Christopher Baran was taken aback when attending a charity event at the Christian K-12 Shorewood school, Christ's Academy, recently.

Its computers were pretty out of date, he could see, and there weren't enough for the number of students.

"They showed me what they were working with," Baran said, "and it was nowhere near what they should have, and not everything worked. A lot of their computers were several generations outdated."

1/9/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), with more than 25 years experience through its Technology Leadership Network (TLN), is pleased to announce the six companies selected for its first Technology Innovation Showcase.

“The Technology Innovation Showcase was created to highlight emerging companies that represent the diversity of new solutions in education,” said Ann Flynn, NSBA’s Director of Education Technology.

1/9/2013

On January 28 dur­ing the annual Edu­ca­tion World Forum, Promethean and Cisco will host the sixth meeting of the virtual global think tank, Education Fast Forward (EFF). This group of global education change agents will be joined by students from around the world to debate the topic, From Learner Voice to Emerg­ing Lead­ers.

1/9/2013

Discovery Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the 15th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards middle school students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovation and curiosity, and communication skills.

1/9/2013

The Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC), developer of the Responsive Classroom® approach to elementary education, has been awarded a $250,000 Scaling Grant for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Providers by the NoVo Foundation.

1/9/2013

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

1/9/2013

All district schools in Steubenville, Ohio -- center of a highly charged teen rape case -- were under precautionary lockdown for about 90 minutes Tuesday because of a shooting threat made on social media, WTOV-TV reports.

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