K12 Headlines

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

After meeting privately with Gov. Corbett and Education Secretary Ron Tomalis on Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators said that they would jointly find a way to keep Chester Upland's students in the classroom while exploring long-term solutions to the district's financial plight.

1/25/2012

The $805 million boost in school aid this year isn't enough to allow some districts to pay their bills, state Education Commissioner John King said at a state budget hearing Monday.

1/25/2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its 17th Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform.

1/25/2012

The Aspen (Colo.) School District is considering a new program that would teach students to fly airplanes as part of their math and science curriculum.

1/25/2012

Two Macomb County public school districts plan to offer all-day kindergarten in the fall, officials said Tuesday.

1/25/2012

On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as he labored to type up memories of the first time he grilled steak. Next to him, classmate Brittany Levy tackled a piece about a trip to the hospital.

1/25/2012

"We need your help." That is the Clark County School District's stance. The district launched the Watch Us Grow campaign this month in conjunction with Superintendent Dwight Jones' State of the District address Jan. 5 at Chaparral High School.

1/25/2012

As Gov. Bobby Jindal pushes for “more choice” for school children and their parents in the form of charter schools and vouchers, he’s also calling for a more high-tech solution — and he’s pointing to local schools as an example of how to do it.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

Apple announced that it was "reinventing the textbook" using the iPad, its iBooks bookstore and a new kind of book creation tool. But despite the tremendous success of the iPad in recent years, and despite the biggest partners in educational publishing, does the company have the ability to effect real change?

1/24/2012

After in-depth evaluation and review of eight student information platforms, Mukilteo (Wash.) School District has selected Aspen, Follett Software Company’s student information system.

1/24/2012

Florida Virtual School offers 15 Advanced Placement courses to all students interested in AP. FLVS students outperformed the state in overall averages by 12 percent and were equal to the global overall averages.

1/24/2012

Cansec Systems Ltd., who have been manufacturing Access Control products for 25 years, has released a new proximity reader which is totally invisible when the secured door is closed.

1/24/2012

Across the nation, school districts continue to face tough decisions to close gaps in funding, with sports programs occasionally finding themselves in the crosshairs.

1/24/2012

The Chicago Public School system for the first time has spelled out exactly what it wants the next school year’s longer day to look like.

1/24/2012

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

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