K12 Headlines

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

Taking an innovative approach to instruction, the Oakland Unified School District(OUSD) has partnered with Oakland-based Scientific Learning Corp. to implement two educational software programs designed to help students accelerate their acquisition of cognitive, language, and reading skills essential for learning success.

9/12/2012

TIES is a Minnesota education technology collaborative that brings together technology and education to create comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions for school administrators, educators and students. TIES member districts represent over 500 Minnesota schools with approximately 275,000 students

9/12/2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has chosen Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, to provide a system by which to train and assess the state’s 5,350 teacher evaluators. 

9/12/2012

Video entries are now being accepted for the nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest, with the winner receiving an unprecedented grand prize worth $45,000 in educational materials, training, and equipment. Individuals can nominate a school by submitting a short video explaining why their school needs a healthy school makeover and how they’ll use the Grand Prize award to improve the health of their students. 

9/12/2012

A new report shows that Americans are lagging behind their peers in education, but are still reaping big benefits from their diplomas.

9/12/2012

Texas has added 23 school districts to a now-record list of those required to give some of what they raise in local tax revenue to the state for distribution to poorer schools.

9/12/2012

Improving education is no easy task, but Shantanu Sinah said administrators would be wise to consider one piece of advice: let students move at their own paces.

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.

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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.

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