K12 Headlines

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Kno Partner to introduce enhanced K12 content at introductory rental prices from $9.99 or less.

8/13/2012

Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

8/13/2012

If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.

8/13/2012

Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.

8/13/2012

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough and the Southborough Police Department in collaboration with the Northborough Police Department have been chosen to be a host site for the “Safe School Initiative and Threat Assessment” training developed by the U.S. Department of Education and Secret Service.

8/13/2012

Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.

8/13/2012

In the past year, education-reform icon Sal Khan has been lauded by Bill Gates as the "teacher to the world" and has been listed among Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

8/13/2012

In Kara Kujawa's seventh-grade science class at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, her students are used to hearing, "Get out your devices."

8/13/2012

As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

8/13/2012

Students enrolled in Louisiana public schools this year will have a tougher curriculum and have to meet higher standards to make the grades they need to advance to the next level.

8/13/2012

When the bells ring in schools across Hamilton County on Monday morning, thousands of students who should be at their desks likely won't even be in school.

8/10/2012

8/10/2012

Learn the definitions for words that are difficult even to pronounce: zeugma; bowdlerize; amphibrach; ekphrasis; pyrrhic…All real words, believe it or not.

8/10/2012

TabPilot Learning Systems announced support for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet and other third-party tablets.

8/10/2012

Partnering with Southwest Displays & Events, the Fort Frontier Playhouse is included in the 2012 Parade of Playhouses Event, August 3-19, at NorthPark Center.

8/10/2012

The new program, called Kids’ Education for Number Sense (KENS Math), will be introduced to help prepare teachers and students for the more rigorous goals of the new math TEKS scheduled to roll out in 2014.

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