K12 Headlines

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Classrooms at the 100-year-old Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago were filled with ancient, dusty chalkboards, so administrators decided to experiment with IdeaPaint to convert all of their chalkboards into modern whiteboards without having to buy any new equipment.

4/9/2012

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a status-quo-busting school reform bill that boosted education across the state. It was a proud moment for Illinois.

4/9/2012

In the eight years that Vivek Agarwal has taught science at North Forest Independent School District’s lone high school, he has watched six principals and four superintendents come and go.

4/9/2012

While Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education-reform plan awaits his signature to become law, a local legislator has submitted his own package of ideas for improving Louisiana’s schools.

4/9/2012

One of the most important components of economic development is making sure that we have a well-educated, qualified workforce to fill the new jobs coming to and being created in Virginia.

4/9/2012

Anthony Kuznia was just like any nine-year-old. He was a little unsure of strangers, introducing himself and disclosing his age to a reporter only at the prompting of his grandmother, Janet Luettjohann.

4/9/2012

Ask students at McClymonds High School about their teachers and you'll likely hear this: They work hard, but they don't stay long.

4/9/2012

What began as a pilot program in Hall and two other Georgia school districts to get more more locally grown produce on school menus has now expanded to include 14 school systems in the state.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Detroit Public Schools is creating a hybrid system within the district this fall by converting 10 high schools into "self-governing" buildings, with a five-member board controlling the schools' budget, operations and hiring.

4/6/2012

EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, announced a new grant program designed to assist school districts in the development and improvement of RTI programs. 

4/6/2012

Funded by a grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Digital Wish has just launched the Digital Wish Apps Center, the newest tool designed to help teachers find the best educational applications designed for the Android operating system. 

4/6/2012

Through a new partnership with DonorsChoose.org, Skype will donate $250,000 to teachers requesting technology materials to enable Skype video calling in their classrooms.

4/6/2012

The Council of the Great City Schools has implemented Schoolwires Centricity2 to help improve communications and resource sharing with its members and to enhance its image as a champion of high academic standards for urban schools.

4/6/2012

Montana public schools will get the $4.6 million increase in state funding they’d expected this year, thanks to a settlement filed Wednesday that solved a budgeting and political dilemma.

4/6/2012

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

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