K12 Headlines

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Staff Development for Educators is partnering with Dr. Yeap Ban Har, one of the world’s foremost experts in Singapore Math, to conduct advanced two-day institutes on August 2–3 in Houston, Texas and August 6-7 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. 

5/11/2012

SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software, SMART Response assessment software 2012 and the Mac edition of 3D Tools for SMART Notebook software are now available for customer download.

5/11/2012

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools likely will rise again next school year.

5/11/2012

Following a controversial state ban on bake sales in schools, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that would allow individual cities and towns to decide whether they wish to prevent the sale of sweets during the school day.

5/11/2012

Six high school students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy were scheduled to serve Congress a lunch Thursday that featured chicken raised without antibiotics, just like much of the chicken now on the menu in public schools back home.

5/11/2012

The Florida Board of Education was to consider more changes to how the state grades schools, including special needs students and those learning English, at its meeting Thursday in Tampa.

5/11/2012

Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of arm-twisting: Asking parents to grade themselves on report cards.

5/11/2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

5/11/2012

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

5/11/2012

Parents would get clearer information about the quality of schools under a change state officials are making to revamp the school report card system.

5/11/2012

Remember school lunches? Some of it was good -- the cookies, sometimes the pizza, mostly the items that would make any self-respecting nutritionist cringe. But in the past 15 years or so, schools have come under fire for serving a hot mess of carbs, salt, and too many trans fats.

5/11/2012

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

5/11/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel's 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) is introducing its Umbrella License for K12 schools and districts to supplement any existing license to show movies.

5/10/2012

The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education launched Nature Works Everywhere, a partnership designed to help students learn the science behind how nature helps our everyday existence and the importance of environmental conservation.

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