K12 Headlines

10/29/2012

10/29/2012

The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.

10/29/2012

Some Lafayette Parish School Board members want increased police presence at larger middle and high school campuses, but the current rate of criminal activity at the schools doesn’t warrant the added officers, the supervisor of the district’s school resource officers said.

10/29/2012

The Lakewood Board of Education’s dealings with some of its largest vendors have been plagued by lax oversight and questionable contracts over the years, an Asbury Park Press investigation has found.

10/29/2012

Since the start of the 2010 school year, thirsty students at Turlock High School have been able to visit a "hydration station," a state-of-the-art drinking fountain that provides filtered and chilled water.

10/29/2012

After spending a year facilitating roughly 160 conversations on how to improve public education in Duval County, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is now asking the community to prioritize the themes that emerged from those talks.

10/29/2012

Sioux City-area schools want to ensure parents who don’t speak English know how to address bullying if the issue works its way into the student’s home.

10/29/2012

Nearly 3,000 Massachusetts students suffered a concussion or other head injury while playing sports during the last school year, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey completed by 164 schools.

10/26/2012

10/26/2012

Tools4ever, the worldwide market leader in identity and access management solutions with more than five million user accounts, announced that South Kitsap School District has implemented its User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) solution.

10/26/2012

Ken-A-Vision, a leading manufacturer of digital presentation solutions, document cameras, microscopes and applications software for the educational market, today announced the availability of EduCam, the first cloud-based mobile application for document cameras and digital microscopes.

10/26/2012

In a continued effort to connect educators and students to the most high-quality digital content, Learning.com is proud to announce Wowzers as the 60th provider to join Marketplace, Learning.com's growing digital content library.

10/26/2012

Today in Austin, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released the third report in a series focused on transparency entitled, "Texas It’s Your Money."

10/26/2012

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) unveiled “Contributions to Curiosity”, an interactive exhibit that showcases 180 years of company history and celebrates Boston’s impact on America’s literary and educational landscape. Created in partnership with Boston Children’s Museum, the permanent exhibit will offer Boston youth the chance to connect and engage with invaluable elements of local and literary history.

10/26/2012

The Chicago Board of Education has approved a three-year contract negotiated with the Chicago Teachers Union after a strike.

10/26/2012

More than 90 percent of schools across the state of Oklahoma received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.

10/26/2012

The key to eradicating crime and violent behavior, say organizers with the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, is to invest more resources in early care and child education.

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