K12 Headlines

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

The Natick Public School system is one of seven nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant to reward its efforts in fighting children's obesity.

7/27/2012

Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state.

7/27/2012

Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that students at low-achieving schools may be eligible for a scholarship program that would let them attend other schools.

7/27/2012

During a recent School Reform Commission meeting, Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky decried the cost of independent charter school expansion under the Philadelphia School District's reform plan, saying district Renaissance Schools have been less costly.

7/27/2012

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

7/27/2012

A company appointed by Indiana to run and try to turn around a troubled Gary high school is suing the Gary Community School Corp., demanding that it turn over student records it needs to run the school.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.

7/26/2012

Edmodo announced the presentation topics selected for EdmodoCon, the company’s second annual virtual educator conference that will be held on August 8. 

7/26/2012

ETA hand2mind has launched Core PD, a professional development and teacher coaching solution that engages educators in discovery-based, hands-on learning.

7/26/2012

Blended learning course helps leaders use learning walks and other sources of data to improve student achievement, increase teacher effectiveness.

7/26/2012

An annual report on the well-being of West Virginia children gives the state's education system low marks, ranking it 47th in the nation.

7/26/2012

To help educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their laboratory experiments, Vernier Software & Technology is offering free workshops this fall.

7/26/2012

Republican Geraldine "Tincy" Miller is trying to reclaim a position she held on the Texas State Board of Education for 26 years after being ousted in the primary two years ago.

7/26/2012

Gov. Paul LePage and his education commissioner today unveiled a plan they say is designed to "revitalize" Maine's education system.

7/26/2012

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

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