K12 Headlines

12/6/2012

12/6/2012

A new report shows that a majority of Missouri's public schools have the technology necessary to conduct computer-based achievement testing set to begin during the 2014-15 school year.

12/5/2012

12/5/2012

About 100 people came to a cavernous South Side church Monday for a meeting of a Chicago Public Schools commission charged with gathering community input on school closings.

12/5/2012

By the time the school bell rang at Finch Elementary School, the building in southwest Atlanta had carbon monoxide levels few firefighters had ever seen.

12/5/2012

After the Upper Arlington schools’ first levy defeat in decades, district officials are trying to figure out how to plug a budget gap that they say is somewhere between $2 million and $4 million.

12/5/2012

Vin Riera, CEO of Bloomington-based education-software firm Plato Learning will announce Thursday that the company is changing its name to "Edmentum" to reflect its growing "online-learning solutions" focused on 21st-century classrooms.

12/5/2012

Grappling with decreased local and state revenue and new, more rigorous learning standards for math and English language arts, Illinois school districts are seeking innovative ways to increase their efficiency as they strive to improve student performance. One system that is making it easier to meet rigorous requirements while saving time for school and district staff is Performance Matters, a web-based solution that provides an integrated platform for student assessment, data management and teacher effectiveness.

12/5/2012

Super Duper Publications has added three educational Fun Deck mobile apps for Apple devices — Listening for Absurdities, What Does Miss Bee See, and What Doesn’t Belong — to its growing number of titles available in the iTunes App Store.

12/5/2012

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, welcomes Thomas Gentzel, the new executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and Brian Lewis, the new chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to its board.

12/5/2012

Five months after the departure of Bessie LeFra Young as Camden's top education official, the school board is beginning a search for the next superintendent of the 14,000-student district.

12/5/2012

Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday proposed a $4.1 billion state budget plan to the Legislature that would include modest spending increases on schools, health care and public worker salaries but that wouldn't make up for last year's deep spending cuts.

12/5/2012

The Omaha Public Schools last year accidentally asked for too much money, and the state mistakenly obliged.

12/5/2012

As a guinea pig in a nationwide experiment, Chicago's Philip D. Armour Elementary School is seeing drastic improvements in student performance.

12/5/2012

United Teachers of Dade President Karen Aronowitz is announcing Monday that she will not seek a fourth term at the helm of the union, which represents some 21,000 teachers and 11,000 other school employees in Miami-Dade.

12/5/2012

Last January, Gov. Bobby Jindal took the oath of office for his second term, declaring in his inauguration speech that anyone who stood in the way of his education reform efforts “must stand down.” On Friday, a judge in Baton Rouge said, in effect: not so fast.

12/5/2012

At age 16, Rob McCullough walked into an LA Boxing gym for the first time. The teen had left home, moving from one friend's couch to another, and now finally felt like he found a place where he belonged.

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