K12 Headlines

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

MindConnex Learning, an award-winning global provider of digital learning solutions for the educational sector, has launched Hamlet, the fourth title in its popular flagship Shakespeare In Bits series.

2/7/2012

School Improvement Network has just added a series of online PD videos to PD 360 that deal with the issue of equity in our schools featuring expert Jamie Almanzan.

2/7/2012

Pearson to develop and support open source tool for evaluating school technology and infrastructure readiness.

2/7/2012

Sunburst will act as the national sales and marketing partner for Show What You Know Online, a brand new web-based diagnostic assessment and prescriptive remediation system for the Common Core State Standards.

2/7/2012

Connecticut would pump more money into charter schools and increase their numbers under a legislative proposal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to unveil.

2/7/2012

Ron Paul will be in Minnesota on Feb. 7 to caucus. The presidential hopeful says he wants to return liberty to the citizens of the U.S. He wants to end entitlements and cut $1 trillion from federal spending. However, the 12-term Texas congressman’s exuberance for cutting all entitlements and $1 trillion from the federal budget will have disastrous effects on many areas of government and society, none more than the U.S. Department of Education.

2/7/2012

A bill that would require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18 passed the Senate education committee, shortly after passing the Assembly education committee last week.

2/7/2012

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

2/7/2012

As the legislative session approaches the midway point, education will take a prominent place in the Florida Legislature this week amid budget talk.

2/7/2012

As Delaware County's (Pa.) financially troubled Chester Upland School District struggles to stay afloat, officials there say they are paying millions more than they should on special-education students who attend charter schools.

2/7/2012

Mattapan’s James J. Chittick Elementary School was recognized Monday by Boston Public School’s Superintendent Carol R. Johnson for earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s highest mark of quality in early childhood education.

2/7/2012

A looming political skirmish over the future funding of K-12 education in Iowa might be the harbinger of bigger, high-stakes battles yet to come.

2/7/2012

The release of Apple’s computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld. And Time magazine declared the announcement the "debut (of) the holy grail of textbooks." It sounds exciting -- a rise of the machines that promises educational utopia rather than "Terminator"-style cataclysm. Or does it?

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

Officials in some South-Central Indiana school districts say new federal standards for school meals will now offer children healthier food choices. But they add some schools could have a hard time paying for the changes.

2/6/2012

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

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