K12 Headlines

4/26/2012

4/26/2012

Superintendent Wayne Gent is shuffling top leadership positions at the Palm Beach County School District, undoing changes brought on only months before by former Superintendent Bill Malone - and, Gent said, saving at least $466,000 in the process.

4/26/2012

Think engineers are made in college? Think again.

Calvin Phelps, national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) says engineers are built in the third or fourth grade.

4/26/2012

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

4/26/2012

Education policy, like so many areas of lawmaking, is rife with reform proposals that, while attractive on paper, are supported by little or no evidence.

4/26/2012

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

4/26/2012

Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.

4/26/2012

Tom Zhou arrived from Beijing three years ago to attend Chinese Christian High School here. The 17-year-old is graduating in June and is set to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the hire of Tod Pike, formerly of Canon USA Inc.

4/25/2012

HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Common Core App has been named an Official Honoree in the Experimental & Innovation category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. 

4/25/2012

CTB will develop nearly 10,000 test items for new assessments that will help schools evaluate students' progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards.

4/25/2012

Hatch, a leading provider of technology for early learning, is accepting applications through May 31 for a free pilot program of their mobile technology solution.

4/25/2012

Like seemingly everyone else connected to K12 education, vendors that offer student information systems are being called upon to do more with less. Where past generations of these systems focused on nuts and bolts such as time, attendance and behavioral issues, the latest generation has created-and drawn inspiration from-districts' desires for all-in-one solutions that blend finance, HR and student data.

4/25/2012

This "Short List" of emerging technologies, trends, and challenges reveals the thought process behind what will make the final full Horizon Report.

4/25/2012

The new Clorox degreasing products utilize unique technology to remove heavy-duty, grease-related soils found in various foodservice operations, from commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels, to cafeterias in schools, universities and offices.

4/25/2012

Which products and services make a difference in your district? Nominate your favorite products by the deadline of Sept. 12 to be considered for the Reader's Choice Top 100 Products of 2012.

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