K12 Headlines

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

Black children in five Florida school districts are suspended from school, arrested at school or given other punishments at a higher rate than other students, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed on Tuesday.

8/8/2012

A new law aimed at protecting student-athletes from concussions and other head injuries is taking effect in New Hampshire just as players begin gearing up for the fall season.

8/8/2012

Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities.

8/7/2012

8/7/2012

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership, a practical and inspiring new book by school renewal experts Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott.

8/7/2012

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X131e laptop, built especially for students with the technologies to enhance classroom learning along with a rugged design to meet the physical demands of the school day and beyond.

8/7/2012

Paragon Software Group and Oxford University Press bring the innovative Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 8th edition mobile application, to BlackBerry smartphone.

8/7/2012

Nationwide store events benefit teachers with special shopping days, educator discounts, an in-store classroom supply drive, and a $1 million classroom supply pledge this Fall.

8/7/2012

School board members and superintendents typically focus their safety planning and preparedness measures on school campuses, but they often overlook security and emergency planning for administration centers, board meeting sites and support facilities.

8/7/2012

More than 1,000 schools across the country have extended the calendar by adding at least 10 days to the year or by lengthening each school day by half an hour, research has found.

8/7/2012

Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions.

8/7/2012

The high school or middle school student who can grab a sugar-sweetened soft drink on school grounds during class hours is becoming a rarity, a new study finds.

8/7/2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Monday appointed an interim acting principal to take the reins of Stuyvesant High School in the midst of a high-profile cheating scandal.

8/7/2012

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bipartisan tenure reform bill today, updating the oldest tenure law in the nation.

8/7/2012

While many schools across the country are doing away with physical education, the McAllen School District is putting a bigger emphasis on this subject.

8/7/2012

Like so many Americans, I’ve been hanging out in the living room with my family watching the Olympics.

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