K12 Headlines

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.

6/29/2012

Despite the prominence that STEM seems to be gaining publicly, there is still a ways to go to fulfill the market needs of professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

6/29/2012

Calls were more than a quarter of all 911 calls from schools. 17 students a day sent to the emergency room with emotional problems.

6/29/2012

New York City schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, and his team have been beating the drum about the rollout of tougher Common Core standards and the need to get students better prepared for college and careers.

6/29/2012

Multiple forces in modern life work to detract from Americans' ability to understand, navigate, and re-shape the country's civil institutions.

6/29/2012

The families of two Snohomish (Wash.) High School freshmen girls who were repeatedly stabbed by another student at the school last October have filed a lawsuit against the Snohomish School District and against a local hospital that evaluated and released the girls' attacker.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

Leading digital distributor OverDrive announced that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include new options for readers to instantly “See Book—Hear Book.”

6/28/2012

Moving decisively to expand the market for affordably priced HD quality video conferencing solutions, Stampede Presentation Products Inc. reduced the list price on three Sony Video Conferencing Systems by as much as 44%.

6/28/2012

The CP-AW2519N features Hitachi’s proprietary StarBoard software and a throw distance of 10 inches from the edge of the projector for an 80-inch diagonal image.

6/28/2012

When parents send children to school or camp, they may worry about many things, from bullies to bus accidents. But unauthorized sunscreen use?

6/28/2012

Prince George’s County school officials are scrambling to ensure there isn’t a dearth of leadership in the wake of the announcement by Prince George’s County schools superintendent William R. Hite that he is being considered for the top education position in Philadelphia.

6/28/2012

A coalition of Texas business leaders announced Wednesday that it would oppose future hikes in education funding if Texas officials weaken standardized testing standards, a step the group contends would hurt the state's efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

6/28/2012

The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.

6/28/2012

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

6/28/2012

The 2012 ISTE conference in San Diego is wrapping up its final hours. Although hardly a rookie to the trade show junket, this is in fact my first time attending the ISTE conference, and the energy from the attendees is overwhelming and can be felt across San Diego.

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