K12 Headlines

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find jobs while in school.

5/25/2012

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

5/25/2012

A plan to restructure the city’s special education program by funneling thousands of learning disabled children into mainstream classrooms — an increasingly popular practice around the country — was given the go-ahead Wednesday night when the Panel for Education Policy voted to change the city’s financing formula to pay for it.

5/25/2012

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received 1.6 million dollars from several leading California foundations to support its Digital Learning initiative--a program that brings technology and education software into classrooms serving nearly 17,000 low income students across Los Angeles.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

In a 21st century twist on a proven learning tool, Tales2Go is breathing new life into the audio book marketplace to help students get more excited about and skilled at reading.

5/24/2012

The Ron Clark Academy and Promethean presented Amanda Morris from Tarboro, N.C. and Donna Porter from Picayune, Miss. with the 2012 Thank A Teacher Award.

5/24/2012

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced that it is collaborating with BrainPOP to integrate BrainPOP's award-winning content for K8 students into CTB's Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

5/24/2012

In its continued effort to provide the most convenient and comprehensive on-demand PD solution anywhere, School Improvement Network has expanded its free login tech support to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

5/24/2012

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

5/24/2012

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

5/24/2012

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

5/24/2012

Acting out of what the judge called "colossal insensitivity," former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for spying on and invading the privacy of his roommate.

5/24/2012

Amid chants of “Hey Corbett, you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers building in downtown Pittsburgh to Governor Tom Corbett’s regional office on Fifth Avenue with signs that read, "Save our Schools."

5/24/2012

A judge grants a major legal victory to the school officials demonized by the documentary.

5/24/2012

Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

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