K12 Headlines

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

A coalition of business leaders says Michigan’s economic future depends on preschool accessibility for children at risk.

5/31/2012

The annual SIIA CODiE Award winners were recently announced, and professional development company School Improvement Network topped the list for Education Technology products.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

DA columnists Elliot Soloway and Cathleen Norris are experts in education technology, and have traveled the world researching how mobile technologies, particularly smartphones, can be used in K12 education.

5/30/2012

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a student growth measure and is now on ODE’s Approved List of Assessments that measure student growth for use by school districts and educational service centers in teacher and principal evaluations.

5/30/2012

The Easton Area (Penn.) School District is offering some of its longtime employees $5,000 if they submit notice by Friday to resign or retire, a move school officials say could offset teacher layoffs.

5/30/2012

The Iowa City (Iowa) School District is trying to work around the problem as the giant black plume of smoke still is lingering near some of its schools.

5/30/2012

With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.

5/30/2012

Rolando Zaragoza, 21, was 15 years old when he came to the United States, enrolled in an Oxnard school and first heard the term "Oaxaquita." Little Oaxacan, it means, and it was not used kindly.

5/30/2012

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

5/30/2012

Rudy Crew, the former head of schools in New York City, Miami, Sacramento and Tacoma, is Gov. John Kitzhaber's choice to become Oregon's first "chief education officer." 

5/30/2012

The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.

5/30/2012

Which products and services make a difference in your district? Nominate your favorite products by the deadline of Sept. 12 to be considered for the Readers' Choice Top 100 Products of 2012.

5/30/2012

Most people don't wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren't Sal Khan.

5/30/2012

Share your STEM story for a chance to win a complete STEM classroom makeover valued at $2500. Entries are due June 1.

5/30/2012

Susan White, principal of Pearl Haskew Elementary School in the Mobile, Ala. area is honest about one of her biggest weaknesses. “I am not very tech savvy, but observe4success is so easy to use. I’m convinced that if I can do it, anyone can!” says White.

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