K12 Headlines

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

Motorists might find a ticket in their mailbox if they blow through the stop sign on the side of a stopped school bus because of a novel idea being explored by the Palm Beach County School District to raise money for transportation and increase safety for children around buses.

2/6/2012

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison is asking his members to champion public education in a political environment where lawmakers are increasingly open to alternatives.

2/6/2012

With a $61 million shortfall to bridge by the end of June, the Philadelphia School District will let go about 90 school police officers Friday, according to a source familiar with the plan.

2/6/2012

Speaking at the 2011 Techonomy conference, Sean Parker of Founders Fund made a strong case for the need to technologize education, commenting, “Literally anything you want to know from any perspective is available on the Internet, and I think the way to take advantage of that is to teach kids how to learn differently. Kids aren’t being taught how to learn in an environment where information is provided in a nonlinear fashion and it’s not condensed into a textbook.”

2/6/2012

Washington’s education system will not get the overhaul it desperately needs due to squabbling amongst state lawmakers.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

2/3/2012

Schoology, developers of the pioneering, free, cloud-­‐based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced that Palo Alto (Calif.) Unified School District has successfully upgraded to the company's enterprise-­‐level platform.

2/3/2012

Cerebellum Corporation has released the Daily Planet: Sports & Recreation Series for grades 9-12.

2/3/2012

Vernier Software & Technology has developed new lab equipment and sensor technology for use in the science classroom, including the Projectile Launcher and Polarizer/Analyzer Set, which help students investigate physics concepts.

2/3/2012

CompassLearning announced predictions and key trends that will have the biggest impact on K12 education in 2012, including the growth of blended learning and the increased role of technology.

2/3/2012

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chair Andrew Liveris on Thursday took part in an online conference and discussion on the future of science education in America.

2/3/2012

Charter school supporters claimed a first-round victory late in their fight to override last year's Georgia Supreme Court ruling, declaring that the state cannot approve and fund charter schools over local school board objections.

2/3/2012

A committee of the Vermont Senate heard from parents and educators who want to expand the limited school choice now available in the state.

2/3/2012

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.

2/3/2012

Standing near the slide at a school playground in West Hartford, Conn., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday outlined a $12 million proposal to increase access to preschool and improve the quality of early childhood programs.

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