K12 Headlines

7/5/2012

7/5/2012

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

7/5/2012

The Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District will receive $4,283 to assist with addressing the state’s anti-bullying law.

7/5/2012

The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union.

7/5/2012

Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills. Similarly, it appears state lawmakers believe that the money earmarked for tax-credit programs don't really count, either.

7/5/2012

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

7/5/2012

A high school student who was assaulted after standing up to bullies is now suing the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) for not upholding its own anti-bullying policy.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

Microsoft launched a version of its Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite that is available at no cost for K12 schools and universities.

7/3/2012

Like many young entrepreneurs here in Silicon Valley, Matthew Slipper knows that success does not come easy. His first start-up, an online education venture, flopped. His second, a video-sharing app for the iPhone, has sold only 20 copies.

7/3/2012

The ATEN VS1804T and VS1808T HDMI Over CAT5 Video Splitters provide quick and efficient means to move HDMI multimedia content and HDCP information from input source to four or eight displays.

7/3/2012

Worth Ave. Group announced a valuable new addition to its laptop insurance product for educators and students: web-enabled laptop tracking software.

7/3/2012

iPrep’s students have blown away the Florida state average with 100% of its 9th grade students passing the end of year exam in Biology and Geometry after using Penda Learning.

7/3/2012

 After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself.

7/3/2012

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

7/3/2012

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

7/3/2012

Late Saturday night Governor Tom Corbett fulfilled a promise by signing the 2012-2013 budget into law before the July 1st deadline.

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