K12 Headlines

6/27/2012

6/27/2012

Tuesday either is or isn’t the next-to-last day of school for public school students, depending on which version of the end-of-year schedule their school has adopted.

6/27/2012

School staff and students who see a child bullying another would be required to report it, and accusations of such behavior would have to be investigated within 10 school days under a proposed Chicago Public School Student Code of Conduct that includes a crackdown on the hot-button problem.

6/27/2012

Texas is now about to face six lawsuits that target the way it funds public schools.

6/27/2012

The federal government is slated to come up with rules governing the food sold at school that’s not part of the regular meals.

6/27/2012

In a stunning new cheating scandal, a student has been forced out of the city’s top public school — Stuyvesant High — over allegations he used a cell phone to give test answers to more than 50 other students.

6/27/2012

The North Kansas City School District is predicting another year without a tax rate increase.

6/27/2012

If companies want to find a steady pool of future tech employees, they’re going to have to do a better job convincing teens and young adults that the job will be rewarding.

6/27/2012

Educational technology directors at the state level continue to provide guidance and research related to the effective uses of technology in designing, identifying, and implementing innovations in teaching and learning. This report provides data and information on three different types of programs.

6/27/2012

Each year we have readers nominate the products that have made a positive difference in their school districts, including hardware, software, books and materials, Web sites and facilities products. Now is that time!

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

The apocalyptic state of public education is shoving our high school dropouts onto a pathway to the penitentiary. The latest proof comes in recent reports about how Highland Park may resort to a charter system to keep its doors open in September.

6/26/2012

Gov. John Kasich signed the 3,500-page Senate Bill 316 and defended a key provision that for some youngsters increases the pressure to read on grade level by the end of third grade.

6/26/2012

In the final days of state budget negotiations, state House Democrats aren’t letting up on their push for an increase in public schools funding.

6/26/2012

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

6/26/2012

A pro-abstinence sex education law enacted recently in Tennessee has critics warning that it will fail to check the state's teen pregnancy rate, as supporters stand their ground on the need for barring explicit sex education.

6/26/2012

AMX, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced its 30th year in business.

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