K12 Headlines

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

Blended learning course helps leaders use learning walks and other sources of data to improve student achievement, increase teacher effectiveness.

7/26/2012

An annual report on the well-being of West Virginia children gives the state's education system low marks, ranking it 47th in the nation.

7/26/2012

To help educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their laboratory experiments, Vernier Software & Technology is offering free workshops this fall.

7/26/2012

Republican Geraldine "Tincy" Miller is trying to reclaim a position she held on the Texas State Board of Education for 26 years after being ousted in the primary two years ago.

7/26/2012

Gov. Paul LePage and his education commissioner today unveiled a plan they say is designed to "revitalize" Maine's education system.

7/26/2012

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

7/26/2012

President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

7/26/2012

After rejecting a last-minute push to pursue a more aggressive search for a new schools chief, the Pinellas School Board picked three finalists.

7/26/2012

Getting into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is like winning the lottery, Suzanne Rheault, CEO of the test-prep company Aristotle Circle, told U.S. News in April, calling the No. 2 ranked Best High School the "MIT of high schools."

7/26/2012

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Promising better connections and fewer dropped calls, Wilson Electronics announced the availability of the Sleek 4G-V, the world's first 4Gsignal booster designed to improve cell reception in vehicles such as school buses.

7/25/2012

K-20 institutions are maintaining current levels of technology growth despite difficult budget conditions, according to the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

7/25/2012

We spoke with several K12 vendors at ISTE 2012 and asked about trends for the upcoming school year.Watch the video

A student at Florida Virtual School completes coursework online before dance practice.
7/25/2012

Virtual school programs-especially online high school courses-are gaining traction in school districts around the country. According to a report issued in November 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics, 55 percent of the more than 2,000 school districts surveyed had students in distance education programs during the 2009-2010 school year.

7/25/2012

Mobile technology has the potential to be the next boom industry for education. Companies interested in tapping into this market now have a resource that defines the wants and needs of district leaders related to mobile devices with the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, published by IESD Inc. in collaboration with STEM Market Impact.

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