K12 Headlines

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

Connecticut auditors are examining the relationship between the Department of Education and a Middletown agency called the State Education Resource Center, which paid more than a quarter million dollars to two consultants without competitive bidding.

4/25/2012

El Paso (Texas) Independent School District officials said that a high school principal and administrator have been reassigned amid a federal probe into allegations that students were improperly placed in grades to improve ratings.

4/25/2012

Responding to parent pressure after the disappearance of Sierra La Mar, the Morgan Hill (Calif.) Unified School District began notifying parents in the morning as well as evening if their children don't show up to school.

4/25/2012

Spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated.

4/24/2012

4/24/2012

Meru Networks, Inc. is partnering with Northgate Managed Services to provide state of the art Wi-Fi connectivity to over 350,000 teachers and pupils in 1,200 schools.

4/24/2012

The virtual tournament includes five, one-week competitions ending May 13. Students in grades 3-9 can compete – playing the DimensionU video games – for a variety of prizes, including the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship.

4/24/2012

ePals Corporation announced that their In2Books grade three through five literacy program has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 27th annual CODiE Awards for Best Reading/English Instructional Solution.

4/24/2012

Rocky Mountain Microfilm and Imaging is helping an online charter school with more than a dozen locations stay productive and organized with the help of EPSON WorkForce Pro document scanners.

4/24/2012

Six years ago, Kim Cole's son attended second grade in a small room with glass walls.

4/24/2012

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is one of only 79 Illinois school districts to earn the 2012 Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence from SchoolSearch, an independent research and consulting firm. It’s the 18th year that District 64 was selected for “providing students with an outstanding educational environment,” the award notes.

4/24/2012
When the Allendale (N.J.) School District approached Michael Osnato last year for assistance in finding a new superintendent, Osnato knew it could be a challenge. Although the search firm he founded and runs, Leadership Advantage, had completed 80 school executive searches in New Jersey, a governor-mandated pay cap on superintendent salaries, based on district enrollment, had shrunk candidate pools already affected by retiring baby boomers.
4/24/2012

There is no better time for a Latino to be representing the Department of Education, now that recently released data shows Latinos are lagging behind others when it comes to getting college degrees.

4/24/2012

Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary School and Franklin County's Gereau Center for Applied Technology & Career Exploration are the only two Virginia schools to earn federal awards for environmental initiatives.

4/24/2012

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledging Monday to help the Obama administration turn them around by integrating arts education.

4/24/2012

Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, said funding is an issue facing public school students and teachers.

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