K12 Headlines

11/16/2012

11/16/2012

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey of 513 adults aged 19 to 35.

11/16/2012

Follett Corporation today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Lee Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 26, 2012. Schneider joins Follett after serving as RR Donnelley’s President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer. She also served on Follett’s Board of Directors for 11 years.

11/16/2012

The tax-exempt bond market's first in-depth evaluation of charter school credit quality details stronger-than-expected financial performance, especially among rated borrowers, and challenges market perceptions about charter school financial risk.

11/15/2012

11/15/2012

The Funding Year 2013 Form 470 filing window dates have been officially released. The FY2013 filing window will be open for 93 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, and closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

11/15/2012

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company announces Read at Home, a new series of independent reading and parent interaction kits to help students get the practice they need at home to improve their reading skills.

11/15/2012

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, was named a winner in the New Products category of the 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence.

11/15/2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of News Now, a new learning center on www.ePals.com/journalism dedicated to helping high school students learn professional news and editorial reporting skills.

11/15/2012

A report by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association has found that while nearly 75 percent of states require physical education in elementary through high school, over half of states permit students to substitute other activities for their required physical education credit, or otherwise fail to mandate a specific amount of instructional time.

11/15/2012

With more students, fewer teachers and less money, school systems are searching for ways to stay competitive with what they offer students.

11/15/2012

Life for the students of Rockaway Park — among the 33 schools that remain severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy — has been upended. Many have been scattered across New York City, with relatives or in shelters.

11/15/2012

With the number of students in Utah's charter schools growing steadily, a Utah legislator is considering a law that would allow educators to pursue new types of charter schools, rather than wait for them to be proposed.

11/15/2012

State education board members assured teachers Wednesday that the Education Department's proposal to give teachers letter grades will not be part of South Carolina's performance-based evaluation system, which is set to start statewide in 2014-15.

11/15/2012

Pressure to meet mathematics and reading targets was so high in recent years that some Kansas elementary schools sacrificed science lessons to focus on those subjects, a survey found.

11/15/2012

Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting featured two presentations on programs the school system is implementing to focus on student career readiness.

11/15/2012

Revenue overestimates and fewer students than anticipated are necessitating a budget adjustment in the Columbia School District.

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