K12 Headlines

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Paul Roberts was “Teacher of the Year” when he was arrested and fired from his job teaching math at Stafford Middle School.

5/18/2012

Even without a new teacher evaluation system, New York City will ramp up efforts to weed out teachers who “don’t deserve to teach,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

5/18/2012

Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she’s donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.

5/18/2012

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

5/18/2012

The city Department of Education hopes to ease long-existing tensions between district and charter schools with a new collaboration set to kick off in the Bronx.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

With the newest update to Pearson’s award-winning online writing tool, WriteToLearn, students will receive even more feedback on grammar, punctuation and word-usage.

5/17/2012

Sponsored by several community organizations, “Read on myON” provides all Hillsborough County Fla. children from birth to eighth grade with access to myON reader from Capstone Digital.

5/17/2012

PowerSchool for Parents earned the stamp of approval from The National Parenting Center. This new free app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad revolutionizes the way that millions of busy parents stay in touch with their children’s lives at school.

5/17/2012

Lexim is proud to announce the immediate availability of their learning management system, a software as a service product being made available to all teachers for free.

5/17/2012

He has not officially taken the reins just yet, but incoming Dallas Independent School District superintendent Mike Miles is making big changes — starting at the top.

5/17/2012

Higher levels of education in the U.S. correlate with longer life expectancy and less obesity, according to the government’s annual health report.

5/17/2012

David Coleman, an architect of the common core curriculum standards that are being adopted in nearly all 50 states, will become the president of the College Board, starting in October.

5/17/2012

The increasing role of standardized testing in U.S. classrooms is triggering pockets of rebellion across the country from school officials, teachers and parents who say the system is stifling teaching and learning.

5/17/2012

While well-known officials such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may get a lot of national press, smaller, sometimes overlooked groups also have a huge impact on American education.

5/17/2012

During my campaign for mayor, people would often ask me why I wanted the job.

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