K12 Headlines

8/31/2012

8/31/2012

During the school day, you leave your children’s health in the hands of the school nurse — but it’s hard to know if they are prepared for everything. Some forms of preparedness training, like fire drills and tornado drills, are mandated in schools.

8/31/2012

In advance of students returning to Foxborough Public Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the town’s School Committee reviewed and approved the district’s goals for the 2012-13 at Monday’s meeting.

8/31/2012

In a showdown pitting unions against education reformers and school districts, a bill to overhaul teacher evaluations passed a major legislative hurdle late Wednesday when it was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

8/30/2012

8/30/2012

A committee of North Dakota education officials has voted in favor of applying for a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

8/30/2012

In a move to help produce the skilled workforce businesses require today and in the future, Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order that will overhaul the state’s career and technical education (CTE) system.

8/30/2012

CORE Education and Consulting Solutions, Inc. (CORE ECS), a leading global education company providing assessments, interventions and content solutions for districts and states serving Pre-K, K-12, Employability, Special Education and Higher Education sectors, today announced that Nicole Neal has been appointed President of their Assessment and Solutions Division.

8/30/2012

Wipro Ltd and the University of Massachusetts Boston jointly announced the launch of a 12-month fellowship program in the US to train 120 school teachers over three years, with the aim of fostering excellence in science education among students from disadvantaged areas of Boston and New York.

8/30/2012

East Haven Public School District is already off to a state-of-the-art start to the first half of the new school year.

8/30/2012

“Support our STEM Initiative” is the message that Tracey Carisch brought to the Brainerd/East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday morning. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

8/30/2012

Huntsville school officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after city voters overwhelmingly renewed a property tax that pays for school repairs and renovations.

8/30/2012

New York City public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions, and the youngest pupils can be suspended only for 5 days for midlevel offenses, down from 10, according to new disciplinary rules posted by the Education Department this week.

8/30/2012

As students head back to school this year in the Watertown-Mayer district, they’ll be toting a new gadget with them on the first day of school — and every day after that.

8/30/2012

Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more.

8/30/2012

School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.

8/30/2012

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

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