K12 Headlines

5/1/2012

5/1/2012

SangHee, an 11th grader from Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, Ga., has won the Winter Superhero competition and is the recipient of $500 and a SAMCAM 860 document camera for his school.

5/1/2012

A national education consultant who helped lead reform efforts in Detroit, Cleveland and New York City has been tapped as “interim” chief education officer in Chicago, officials said.

5/1/2012

A federal lawsuit against a Florida school district alleges two black women who scored well on an adult skills test in 2010 were accused of cheating because, they were told, "you people don't score that high."

5/1/2012

Officials look to bolster communications with residents using Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of digital communications. The Wayne (N.J.) Public School District has created a social media network to enhance communication and information sharing with the community.

5/1/2012

The cursing, the squabbling and the anger in Miller County (Ga.) might not end, but the school board as it is currently composed there will.

5/1/2012

Arkadelphia (Ark.)School District Superintendent Donnie Whitten said staff changes at Louisa E. Perritt Primary were spurred by information from a Department of Human Services (DHS) investigation involving several children. 

5/1/2012

Bedford one of two NH school districts in danger of losing its International Baccalaureate program to HB 1403.

5/1/2012

Declaring that “government has failed to do what government should be doing,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo moved to assert his influence over New York State’s education policy, appointing a former Citigroup chairman to lead a new commission charged with improving student performance.

5/1/2012

Connecticut's struggle to adopt an education reform package that will help close the nation's largest achievement gap has caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Education.

4/30/2012

4/30/2012

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award is the federal government’s highest honor for public and private schools. Winners set “a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement,” the U.S. Department of Education says. The program began in 1982.

4/30/2012

When did fractions and non-fiction become so controversial?

4/30/2012

SPARK, provider of the world’s most-researched physical education programs and a division of School Specialty, is introducing SPARK High School Physical Education, an innovative and technology-rich package of resources for high school physical educators.

4/30/2012

To support the growing number of elementary schools turning to Response to Intervention (RTI) to ensure that students are on the path to academic success, Pearson announced the pairing of AIMSweb with enVisionMATH and focusMATH Intensive Intervention. 

4/30/2012

Adobe announced it is committing one million dollars to establish the Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships – a new global initiative intended to unlock the creative potential of students.

4/30/2012

Furman announced that it is shipping its first two Contractor Series products: the CN-1800S (15 amp capacity) and CN-2400S (20 amp capacity) SmartSequencers.

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