K12 Headlines

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

With increased focus on student achievement and budget shortfalls over the past few years, districts are demanding more proof of efficacy and a higher return on investment from their educational partners. Curriculum Advantage, Inc., provider of Classworks online instruction and assessment, is proving the clear choice for discerning buyers.

8/29/2012

Common Sense Media launched an online learning platform to help elementary students use technology safely and responsibly called Digital Passport, which is free for teachers.

8/29/2012

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready™ Common Core offers students in grades 3–8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.

8/29/2012

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/29/2012

The Clark County School District is responding to hundreds of complaints by parents frustrated over transportation issues.

8/29/2012

The school year has barely started, but even so, administrators in the Brush School District already are looking at test scores.

8/29/2012

K12 Inc., the nation's leading provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced it has partnered with Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District to launch a new, blended online learning program for high school students across the district.

8/29/2012

Mobile learning is one of the hottest trends in education. Schools are beginning to realize the power tablets and smartphones wield in the classroom. Mobile devices like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab and the Google Nexus personalize education and are revolutionizing the classroom experience through the use of apps. No matter the app, the purpose is to make education a unique experience for the user. Worship Tech Decisions has rounded up the best 25 apps for IT directors to recommend for K-12 classrooms.

8/29/2012

Monsanto announced today at the Farm Progress Show that 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000. The America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will invest $2.3 million in rural schools across the United States during the 2012-2013 school year.

8/29/2012

A California law requiring school districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies has been seemingly ignored by five Long Beach area school districts, according to a Long Beach Press-Telegram investigation.

8/29/2012

The Clearfield Area School District decided to move forward with plans to close the middle school and Centre and Bradford elementary schools and will hold a public hearing on the closures in October.

8/29/2012

The former superintendent of elementary schools in El Centro was sentenced to 10 months in federal custody Monday for submitting false results on standardized school science tests and bogus reimbursement claims.

8/29/2012

The Oswego District 308 Board of Education will continue to work through transportation issues caused in part by what officials said Monday night was the lack of complete traffic studies that were to be done before the school year started.

8/29/2012

About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year.

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