K12 Headlines

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Bonnie Kasander has been appointed as ASCD’s new director of membership, and James Mahoney has been appointed the association’s new director of marketing.

5/18/2012

Chicago Public Schools plans to create 60 more charter schools over five years, which would increase the share of privately run charters to about a quarter of all schools in the district.

5/18/2012

Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO).

5/18/2012

Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to Baker Act rather than arrest students to make it appear that crimes have decreased under his watch.

5/18/2012

Metro Nashville’s school zoning plan promotes integration by offering choice, national desegregation expert Leonard Stevens testified Wednesday in the final day of a trial over whether the district unfairly moved black students.

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.

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