K12 Headlines

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

Seeking to spur a bold rethinking of the American classroom, the Obama administration on Tuesday will propose divvying up $400 million among local school districts that devise new ways of reaching children, especially students from poor and rural families.

5/23/2012

Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced an extensive list of education policy advisers, further adding to the growing roster of voices helping the presumptive Republican presidential nominee flesh out his policies on major national issues.

5/23/2012

Auditors overseen by the Secretary of State’s office pored through 6,859 measures identified in school energy audits from 2002 to 2010, and found school districts often didn’t implement the most cost-saving recommendations.

5/23/2012

Being a product of the public school system in Northern Ohio, my education came from a system that had less than 30,000 students and only one high school. It was governed by a Board of Education elected by the residents of our city and administrated by a superintendent hired by the board, all of whom were important parts of the community in which the students lived.

5/23/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn got it right when he spared the state's education budget from deep cuts, even as he embarked on pension reform and massive cuts to Medicaid, the state's education chief said Monday in Peoria.

5/23/2012

When the Lindbergh Mo. School District starts summer school on June 11, there will be no elementary or middle school courses.

5/23/2012

Pummeled by relentless budget cuts, a record number of California school districts are facing bankruptcy, state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.

5/23/2012

U.S. schools will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a report by a trade group representing state education agencies.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

SMART Technologies Inc. announces the upcoming release of the SMART Notebook app for iPad, which allows students to use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on their personal or school-owned iPad.

5/22/2012

Knovation announced the launch of its new online “connected learning” community, Know New Ideas.

5/22/2012

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Follett Software Company the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation.

5/22/2012

The 10 National Honorees, who range in age from 12 to17, received $5,000 personal awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for charities of their choice.

5/22/2012

Education is a good predictor of which areas continue to have high unemployment rates.

5/22/2012

Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.

5/22/2012

Amid the buzz over the Facebook IPO, the ever-evolving theories about how Twitter is reshaping our communications and speculation about where the next social media-enabled protest or revolution will occur, there is an important question we've largely ignored.

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