K12 Headlines

8/6/2012

8/6/2012

Legislation and an ACLU lawsuit tackle the increasing use of fees at public schools, a trend that is unfair to low-income students and increases disparities.

8/6/2012

When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?

8/6/2012

Ohio's top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor.

8/6/2012

I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").

8/6/2012

Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testingwhen classes resume later this month.

8/6/2012

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

8/6/2012

Seven Des Moines school district administrators once slated for raises of $5,000 to $25,000 are now poised to receive more modest pay increases, according to information released by the district.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

Scholastic announces a live webcast with worldwide bestselling author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 11, 2012 and the launch of the Harry Potter Reading Club, an online destination created to share the magical world of Harry Potter with a generation of new readers.

8/3/2012

Knovation announced that it is proudly participating in Connected Educator Month–a unique, all-online opportunity for collaboration and professional development among the education community.

8/3/2012

Parchment adds Mitchell, president and CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, to board; Former Blackboard executive Rajeev Arora named VP of marketing.

8/3/2012

YourTeacher’s Textbooks with a Teacher Inside® uses iBooks author to combine a geometry teacher and a textbook for the first time.

8/3/2012

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

8/3/2012

Ohio Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner acted improperly when he testified last year in favor of legislation that benefited a private education company that he planned to work for, according to an Ohio inspector general's report released today.

8/3/2012

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

8/3/2012

North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.

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