K12 Headlines

4/11/2012

4/11/2012

Oxford University Press is expanding its library of successful vocabulary-based education tools with the introduction of the Oxford Illustrated Math Dictionary and the Oxford Illustrated Science Dictionary, two English language learning vocabulary resources for middle school and high school math and science students. 

4/11/2012

South suburban Rich Township High School District 227 has laid off 48 full-time teachers, 33 instructional aides and six administrative staff for the 2012-13 school year.

4/11/2012

Companies have been trying to transform education with computers for decades, with mixed results. But there is new enthusiasm for the possibilities represented by tablets, and Intel has a new entry.

4/11/2012

The Washoe County Nev. School District has been awarded a $4.2 million grant to fund literacy programs in several schools.

4/11/2012

A coalition of 16 parent groups Monday demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go over the real research on a 7 1/2-hour school day, and not the “misinformation” they charged district officials with spreading.

4/11/2012

School districts have until June 6 to apply for the first round of grants for long-term efficiency or cost-savings measures in management and operations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday. 

4/11/2012

What would you do if you won the lottery? Most people would be to quit their job. That is not the case for the three Mega Millions winners from Maryland. The "Three Amigos," as they like to call themselves, will continue working in public education despite the fact that they each netted about $35 million from their lucky win.

4/11/2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon moved Tuesday to restore about $6.8 million previously cut from public education programs thanks to a boost in lottery sales from the recent record-high Mega Millions jackpot.

4/11/2012

Just 16% of California Latinos have college degrees compared with 39% of all California adults, an education gap for Latinos that is reflected widely across the country, according to data compiled by a nonprofit research and advocacy group.

4/11/2012

Florida has the highest enrollment nationwide of 4-year-old children in a state pre-kindergarten program, but a new report warns the state may see little return on its investment because of poor quality and underfunding.

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

Matt McClure, superintendent of Cross County Schools in Cherry Valley, Ark., and Liliana Aguas, a teacher at Leconte Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif., were announced as winners of ASCD's prestigious 2012 Outstanding Young Educator Award.

4/10/2012

Super Duper Publications has added Sentence Shuffle Fun Deck to its extensive line of colorful educational playing cards. For ages 6 to 12, this deck helps children learn eight parts of speech and correct sentence structure. 

4/10/2012

TalentEd Perform, cloud-based teacher evaluation software from Netchemia, LLC, has been selected by Tulsa Public Schools as the technology to provide an online framework for their newly-developed TLE teacher evaluation system. 

4/10/2012

The International Reading Association is holding its 57th Annual Convention April 29-May 2 in Chicago, Ill. and features Dr. Steve Perry. 

4/10/2012

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

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