K12 Headlines

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Some of the most recognizable names in New York City education—including former schools Chancellor Joel Klein and educator Geoffrey Canada—have formed a group that will work to sustain Mayor Michael Bloomberg's school-reform efforts after he leaves office.

4/6/2012

A troubled Iowa schools group lost more than $1 million in public funds on risky investments, wrongly claimed $500,000 in federal grant money and improperly allowed executives to keep computer equipment when they resigned, according to an audit report released Thursday.

4/6/2012

Public education would be spared from funding cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth Wednesday by a Missouri Senate committee.

4/6/2012

There's been little progress in recent years in boosting the number of American secondary schools that teach students how to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

4/6/2012

Six-year-old Colton Zajackowski sat at a table Wednesday, reading a book called "The Hungry Giant's Soup" to his teacher Theresa Matz.

4/6/2012

Chicago public school teachers in 150 schools have voted overwhelmingly in mock ballots to support a strike, an angry union president said Thursday.

4/6/2012

There was a 35 percent increase in complaints of sexual misconduct involving school employees in the first three months of 2012 over last year, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District.

4/6/2012

In an interview at The Atlantic's " Jobs & Economy of the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Compete" Town Hall , U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pressed his case on the urgent need for America's public schools to "get better faster than we ever have."

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education.

4/5/2012

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will compete for the nation’s top urban education award — for the fifth time.

4/5/2012

Classroom observers can more easily conduct classroom observations in schools that are lacking stable Internet connectivity with Teachscape's iPad application for Teachscape Reflect Live. 

4/5/2012

The CyberBully Hotline offers students an anonymous, two-way means to report bullying or cyberbullying, providing students with a way to stop bullying.

4/5/2012

Knovation announced that effective March 1, 2012, Marci Campbell has been promoted to Vice President of Solutions Management. She will lead the company’s product development and innovation process and support the strategic direction of the company.    

4/5/2012

The education experts at School Improvement Network released a white paper that offers strategies and resources for solving classroom management challenges.

4/5/2012

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

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