K12 Headlines

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced that it is collaborating with BrainPOP to integrate BrainPOP's award-winning content for K8 students into CTB's Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

5/24/2012

In its continued effort to provide the most convenient and comprehensive on-demand PD solution anywhere, School Improvement Network has expanded its free login tech support to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

5/24/2012

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

5/24/2012

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

5/24/2012

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

5/24/2012

Acting out of what the judge called "colossal insensitivity," former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for spying on and invading the privacy of his roommate.

5/24/2012

Amid chants of “Hey Corbett, you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers building in downtown Pittsburgh to Governor Tom Corbett’s regional office on Fifth Avenue with signs that read, "Save our Schools."

5/24/2012

A judge grants a major legal victory to the school officials demonized by the documentary.

5/24/2012

Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

5/24/2012

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Cleveland public schools CEO, was hired Wednesday to advise Chicago school officials while they do a national search for a chief education officer.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

ASCD has expanded support for Common Core State Standards implementation with a new two-day institute series and a PD In Focus channel dedicated exclusively to the topic.

5/23/2012

Kaplan K12 Learning Services’ Teach! Strategies & Resources has been recognized as the top Curriculum Development program in the “Teacher Tools” category, by The ComputED Gazette, as parts of its 2012 Best Education Software Awards (BESSIE Awards).

5/23/2012

For each career, Shmoop breaks down what you can expect if you decide to make it your livelihood, including a glimpse into a typical day in the life, a run-down on salary, power, fame, glory, stress, qualifications and more.

5/23/2012

Acer America launched Educare, which targets the specific needs of resource-constrained schools, delivering value-added services like battery replacements for heavily used notebooks and tablets, extended warranty and accidental damage coverage, and two-way freight for depot repairs.

5/23/2012

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

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