K12 Headlines

8/9/2012

8/9/2012

If you have a child who gets bored in class, Travis Allen could serve as an inspiration.

8/9/2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the School District of Mishicot $895,000 in PEP grant funding, according to Superintendent Colleen Timm.

8/9/2012

The leader of a national multi-faith religious group blasted Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's school voucher program this week, charging that it was an effort to mount a "ruthless attack on public education" and violate the separation of church and state.

8/9/2012

Kentucky's public high school graduation rates are up slightly.

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

Florida Virtual School and Mawi Learning have come together to offer Leadership Skills Development, a cutting-­edge, two-­semester course that will dramatically improve the opportunity students of all backgrounds have to succeed in high school, college and life.

8/8/2012

To help athletic trainers and other health professionals combat this epidemic of injuries, Pearson is now the exclusive provider of Concussion Vital Signs, an affordable, flexible and comprehensive concussion management program.

8/8/2012

Addressing a significant need in the field to bring together work on teacher effectiveness and the CCSS, this new framework is built upon five core instructional practices.

8/8/2012

Carnegie Learning is leading the K12 mathematics transition to the CCSS by unveiling a transition plan featuring new core and intervention curricula written and created specifically for alignment to the more rigorous academic requirements.

8/8/2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said financial education and planning boost the economy and that students who learn those skills are likely to save more later in life and better weather market turbulence.

8/8/2012

The Des Moines public school district announced thta Amy Wiegmann has been named the new principal of Brubaker Elementary School, and Scott Nichols is the new principal of Windsor Elementary School. Wiegmann is currently the school improvement leader at Smouse Opportunity School and Nichols is the dean of students at River Woods Elementary School.

8/8/2012

Many school districts across Kentucky are charging students more for lunch this year to comply with a federal mandate to offer more fresh produce.

8/8/2012

A California school district is shouldering $1 billion in interest on a $105 million bond in a deal intended to defer most of the payments for 35 to 40 years.

8/8/2012

The Midwest has lost more than 2,100 public schools in recent years as school districts hammered by population loss scrambled to shift students and save money.

8/8/2012

Black children in five Florida school districts are suspended from school, arrested at school or given other punishments at a higher rate than other students, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed on Tuesday.

8/8/2012

A new law aimed at protecting student-athletes from concussions and other head injuries is taking effect in New Hampshire just as players begin gearing up for the fall season.

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