K12 Headlines

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

7/25/2012

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor hired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to oversee its fledgling education technology division, now has a brand name of his own.

7/25/2012

The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.

7/25/2012

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

Observation 360, a tool in the teacher effectiveness system by School Improvement Network, receives a new set of features that allow administrators to create a personalized professional development plan for every teacher.

7/24/2012

Blackboard Inc. and Ingram’s Vital Source Technologies, Inc. announced a global agreement to give students and faculty one-click access to Vital Source’s industry leading e-textbook platform directly within Blackboard Learn.

7/24/2012

Classroom2Classroom, LLC announces the launch of their new online marketplace, www.Classroom2Classroom.com, that provides the K12 education community a platform to buy and sell new and used classroom library books.

7/24/2012

YourTeacher is proud to announce the release of their Algebra 1 iBooks textbook for iPad, available now exclusively on the iBookstore.

7/24/2012

Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings that have destabilized neighborhoods and caused layoffs of essential staff.

7/24/2012

First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.

7/24/2012

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.

7/24/2012

News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12.

7/24/2012

Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.

7/24/2012

Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville will be touring the state to push the importance of literacy for children.

7/24/2012

The Chicago school board has postponed voting on the district’s $5.73 billion budget for next school year until an agreement is reached on a new teachers’ contract, said CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll. The vote was to have been on Wednesday.

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