K12 Headlines

4/19/2012

4/19/2012

Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district.

4/19/2012

New Jersey voters approved 90 percent of school budgets in districts that held elections yesterday as just three systems sought approval to exceed Governor Chris Christie's 2 percent cap on local levy increases.

4/19/2012

A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen.

4/19/2012

Amid tough financial times, state aid to school districts has dwindled, while unfunded mandates continue to rise.

4/19/2012

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

4/19/2012

Some Texas school parents are fed up with the state’s focus on high-stakes testing.

4/19/2012

The battle over whether Wisconsin's public schools are doing the same, better or worse after reforms signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker took another turn Tuesday when the state Department of Public Instruction released a heap of new school staff data.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

The Cleveland school district has revived plans to sell its East Sixth Street headquarters and rent space downtown instead, while relocating other offices to the closed East High School.

4/18/2012

Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

4/18/2012

The Front Range Christian School is a place that's centered on belief.

4/18/2012

Communication, relationships, perspective — these themes were the essence of a special education forum led by Superintendent Joshua P. Starr Monday night at Seneca Valley High School.

4/18/2012

New York City is filled with schools marked twice over for death.

4/18/2012

The School Reform Commission is expected to decide at its Thursday meeting whether to accept staff recommendations not to renew agreements with three Philadelphia charter schools.

4/18/2012

Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.

4/18/2012

Anne Arundel school officials said Monday they got most of the money they wanted under the county executive’s spending plan for next year, which includes money for 62 additional teachers.

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