K12 Headlines

8/24/2012

8/24/2012

Styrofoam food trays will no longer be used at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses, the district announced on Wednesday Aug. 22, following the urging of students who pushed for a ban on the product.

8/24/2012

More whole grains will be on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

8/24/2012

Pass a city school bus that has its lights flashing, and you may soon find a summons in your mailbox.

8/24/2012

It might have once seemed unthinkable: Handing the keys to a large, troubled public-school district over to a high-profile advocate for increasing privatization, including vouchers and for-profit private schools.

8/24/2012

Rick Hauf travels to schools all around Maryland. In Harford County, he says educational opportunity is tilted. "We're not on a level playing field," Hauf said.

8/24/2012

Four revisions have been made to the contract the Jersey City Board of Education is offering prospective schools superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, and the new pact now awaits approval from Lyles and from state education officials.

8/24/2012

The iPad became a big hit in the K-12 education market over the past year. Pioneering schools that brought Apple’s tablet into the classroom last school year proved that the iPad can be a excellent learning tool – one that has immense power to transform education.

8/24/2012

Members of the Carroll County Board of Education expressed concerns Wednesday at a work session with school officials about the growing list of necessary school construction projects.

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Hitchcock Independent School District in Hitchcock, Texas has deployed a revolutionary new anonymous tipping system that allows students to “text” in their tips to school principals. 

8/23/2012

Students can use the StudyBlue app to search, create and study flashcards and notes with their iPads. 

8/23/2012

Schools across the country are now re-opening after the summer break. Preferred Meal Systems, Inc., a national supplier of healthy, well-balanced pre-plated meals for more than 40 years, will be introducing new meal offerings and healthier foods for lunch and breakfast, and now meal and nutritional information parents want will be easy to access online.

8/23/2012

Available free to students learning with Pearson High School Math Common Core © 2012, Pearson High School Math © 2011, or Pearson Integrated High School Mathematics © 2014, Virtual Nerd's collection of online interactive video tutorials support 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students. 

8/23/2012

Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

8/23/2012

Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.

8/23/2012

A new, five-year road map for improving achievement in the low-performing Syracuse schools sets five goals for the district to achieve and timelines for the district to get there.

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