K12 Headlines

8/30/2012

8/30/2012

Wipro Ltd and the University of Massachusetts Boston jointly announced the launch of a 12-month fellowship program in the US to train 120 school teachers over three years, with the aim of fostering excellence in science education among students from disadvantaged areas of Boston and New York.

8/30/2012

East Haven Public School District is already off to a state-of-the-art start to the first half of the new school year.

8/30/2012

“Support our STEM Initiative” is the message that Tracey Carisch brought to the Brainerd/East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday morning. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

8/30/2012

Huntsville school officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after city voters overwhelmingly renewed a property tax that pays for school repairs and renovations.

8/30/2012

New York City public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions, and the youngest pupils can be suspended only for 5 days for midlevel offenses, down from 10, according to new disciplinary rules posted by the Education Department this week.

8/30/2012

As students head back to school this year in the Watertown-Mayer district, they’ll be toting a new gadget with them on the first day of school — and every day after that.

8/30/2012

Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more.

8/30/2012

School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.

8/30/2012

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

This new program provides prospective students with scholarships developed in honor of American College of Education's seven Board of Trustee members.

8/29/2012

The largest school district in the state is offering a new tool to report (hotline and online), track and address bullying or other potentially harmful incidents.

8/29/2012

With increased focus on student achievement and budget shortfalls over the past few years, districts are demanding more proof of efficacy and a higher return on investment from their educational partners. Curriculum Advantage, Inc., provider of Classworks online instruction and assessment, is proving the clear choice for discerning buyers.

8/29/2012

Common Sense Media launched an online learning platform to help elementary students use technology safely and responsibly called Digital Passport, which is free for teachers.

8/29/2012

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready™ Common Core offers students in grades 3–8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.

8/29/2012

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

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