K12 Headlines

8/23/2012

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.

8/23/2012

The Madison school board on Monday approved hiring two teachers, one of whom will begin laying the groundwork for a possible orchestra program.

8/23/2012

We’re still a long way from flying school buses and holographic instructors, but more than ever, schools are tapping digital technology to upgrade the learning experience.

8/23/2012

Plainfield police would like to put some extra firepower in the village’s high schools.

8/23/2012

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

8/23/2012

Education officials want more Missouri students to eat breakfast at school.

8/23/2012

Central Valley teenager Taylor Ghimenti learned in her 9th grade sex education class that HIV-AIDS could be spread by kissing — a medically inaccurate statement.

8/23/2012

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors held a study session meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16, so that the board could further discuss, and possibly narrow down, options for a sixth school within the district.

8/22/2012

8/22/2012

Two beautiful Multi-Touch eBooks engage students with videos, more than 250 graphic-novel scenarios, interactive graphing tools, embedded review questions, and self-grading assessments that enhance the richness of the text. 

8/22/2012

The updated science curriculum includes hundreds of new activities, quizzes, and tasks that empower teachers to engage students in key tenents of science and exploration.

8/22/2012

Schoolwires has achieved a remarkable feat: earning a ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country for the sixth consecutive year; an achievement reached by only about 600 companies since the list was first published in 1982.

8/22/2012

A part of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal court, but the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld.

8/22/2012

By most accounts, the Palm Beach County School District’s massive school bus system operated Monday as a much more well-oiled machine than last year and lived up to it’s motto: “safe-efficient-timely.”

8/22/2012

In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.

8/22/2012

Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation’s largest voucher program doubles in size.

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