K12 Headlines

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

Framingham State University, in partnership with several school districts, has received a $1.68 million federal grant to educate teachers of English language learners, the school announced Wednesday.

6/8/2012

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to stash a dead fish somewhere to stink up the school hallways. Time to drop tennis balls on the heads of people in the lobby. Time to cover your soon-to-be alma mater with Post-It notes.

6/8/2012

A beleaguered tutoring program for students in struggling schools won’t be back next school year.

6/8/2012

State education officials are hoping that a temporary fix to the state’s beleaguered school funding formula will defuse an explosive battle — and possible legal dispute — among the state’s more than 500 school districts.

6/7/2012

6/7/2012

ASCD announces the release of seven new PD Online courses for educators focused on differentiated instruction, Common Core State Standards implementation, and teaching students in high-poverty communities.

6/7/2012

Under their agreement, Knovation will integrate Youngzine’s dynamic, engaging and unbiased news content into Knovation’s personalized learning solutions – netTrekker Search and icurio.

6/7/2012

ClassLink announced the release of its free ClassLink LaunchPad app for iPads and iPhones available in the Apple store.

6/7/2012

On July 18-19, 2012, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will guide school leaders in implementing the Common Core Standards system-wide.

6/7/2012

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

6/7/2012

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

6/7/2012

Texas high school students can pass most of the state's new end-of-course exams this year by answering fewer than half the questions correctly, prompting concerns that the initial standards are not tough enough.

6/7/2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan that it is unacceptable to exclude Vermont and many other rural states from a major federal grant program.

6/7/2012

At its regular meeting in Frankfort on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously agreed to award Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year extension of his contract.

6/7/2012

New York City is paying private contractors more than $1 billion this year to operate a little-known special education program for 3- and 4-year-olds, nearly double the amount it paid six years ago.

6/7/2012

The central state of Kansas, which has attracted international attention and some ridicule for its debate over how evolution is taught in its public schools, is headed toward another showdown on the subject.

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