K12 Headlines

9/26/2012

9/26/2012

Shmoop relates real-life situations to advanced calculus concepts, including derivatives, limits, and differential equations. 

9/26/2012

Education leaders from more than 15 countries are enrolled this fall to attend the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership, an online educational initiative co-developed by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and Performance Learning Systems (PLS).

9/26/2012

This past May the U.S. Department of Education released its “Condition of Education” report, which used 1990-2009 figures to reveal a trend of more high school students enrolling in science classes. However, despite students’ increased interest in science, only 21 percent of high school seniors performed at or above the proficient level and just 1 percent scored at the advanced level on the 2009 NAEP science test.

9/26/2012

As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement.

9/25/2012

9/25/2012

Empty desks far outnumber students inside Krystal Martinson's 11th-grade advanced English class at Eleva-Strum High School.

9/25/2012

With Chicago students back in the classroom, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is free to push ahead with a key component in his effort to reform the city's public education system — the aggressive expansion of charter schools.

9/25/2012

Two schools districts in Oregon are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school.

9/25/2012

Built on the theme Learning: Our Story. Our Time. Our Future.," the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show will be held  at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., March 16–18, and will inform, engage, help, and challenge thousands of educators from across the globe to better support student success.

9/25/2012

The industry-leading e-Transcript exchange network doubled the volume of e-Transcripts delivered in each of the past four years, and year-over-year growth is expected to double again in 2012. Institutions tapped Docufide to exchange nearly 1 million transcripts through the first six months of this year alone.

9/25/2012

LearningTimes announced that the successful DIG/IT initiative offered in New York City public high schools has been expanded to provide badge-based learning to more than 4,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

9/25/2012

The Saylor Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Google, Inc. to offer Saylor.org courses through the Course Builder open source project. Beginning today, Saylor’s Mechanics I will be open for free registration and will be immediately available to individuals across the globe via the beta platform released by Google.

9/25/2012

Dozens of parents, as well as members of the Wake County Republican Party, rallied outside the Wake County Public School System's central office Monday in support of Superintendent Tony Tata, who they believe could be removed from the post he's held for less than two years.

9/25/2012

Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place.

9/25/2012

Thirteen percent of America's public school students receive special education services. LAUSD closely mirrors this statistic.

9/25/2012

A report from the Texas Education Agency on the state's 2012 SAT scores shows two things about Texas students over the past five years: more students are the taking the test, but they aren't performing as well.

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