K12 Headlines

10/12/2012

10/12/2012

Minnesota has some of the highest standards for arts education in the country, but schools don't always meet those lofty expectations.

10/12/2012

When School Superintendent Brenda Hodges received word from the state that Mansfield schools were labeled as a “Level 3” district, based on MCAS performance, she knew that wasn’t the case.

10/12/2012

California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state's target score, according to California's annual index of school achievement released Thursday.

10/12/2012

Most Maine schools aren’t meeting goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Maine Department of Education.

10/12/2012

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has received a one-year contract extension, but was unable to achieve ambitious performance targets that would have triggered a salary bonus.

10/12/2012

The Florida Department of Education has touched off a firestorm over its strategic plan that will judge the achievement of public school students in part by race and ethnicity.

10/11/2012

10/11/2012

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today announced the appointment of Jeff Wood as National Sales Manager - East, effective immediately. Based out of Virginia, Wood is responsible for creating a sustainable sales growth strategy while overseeing the deployment and activity of a team of five regional sales managers in Bretford’s Eastern region.

10/11/2012

A national ranking of the top 100 school districts that use the pioneering educational search tool netTrekker Search was released today by Knovation, the leader in personalized learning solutions.

10/11/2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, announced the launch of the ePals World Elections Center, designed to involve students in a range of interactive activities to help them learn about election processes, candidates and issues globally.

10/11/2012

It’s now easier for school districts and the families they serve to manage online enrollments, registrations and payments. Developed by Horizon Software International, the new MyHorizonPlus solution serves as a central online access point that streamlines districts’ and consumers’ administration of back-to-school orientation; school fees; school meals; extracurricular activities; community education; before- and after-school childcare; facilities; and more.

10/11/2012

Alice Spearman has represented District 7 -- East Oakland-Elmhurst -- on the Oakland school board since 2005. She'll serve another four years if she can win enough votes or persuade the courts to disqualify her opponent, James Harris.

10/11/2012

Four Horry County Schools officials will head to China next month as part of a program where they will learn about the country’s educational system while establishing connections meant to reach into local classrooms.

10/11/2012

The swarm of earthquakes that rippled through Imperial County in late August has exposed more fissures in the state's system for identifying and fixing school buildings considered structurally unsound.

10/11/2012

Hoping to inspire voters in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County to support public education as strongly as suburban voters have embraced municipal school districts, a coalition of community organizations endorsed the half-cent sales tax referendum Wednesday.

10/11/2012

Few Illinois teachers are trained to educate English-language learners and only a small number are interested in obtaining the credentials to work with these children, a study has found.

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