K12 Headlines

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

DYMO/Mimio debuted its newest software, MimioStudio 9 featuring the MimioStudio ActivityWizard, in February. Since then, more than 15,000 users have downloaded it. 

4/3/2012

New York's poorest schools will get a boost from the $132.6 billion state budget passed last week as education aid grows by 4 percent and districts work to stay below the 2 percent tax cap, Moody’s Investors Service said.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

An early warning system aimed at reducing the number of school districts that end up in the red appears to be doing its job, the top financial officer with the Iowa Department of Education told state leaders Thursday.

4/2/2012

Despite multiple teacher protests at the Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform bills continue to move through the Louisiana Legislature.

4/2/2012

The state Board of Education on Thursday voted 4-2 to approve proposed rules for an A to F grading system for the state's schools.

4/2/2012

Rand McNally and USA TODAY have announced the kick-off of an essay contest titled “American the Beautiful” for students in 7th through 12th grade. 

4/2/2012

Observe4success has changed its name but not its focus—to offer an efficient yet practical tool for administrators to observe and enhance effective teaching practice and classroom cultures. 

4/2/2012

As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T is launching a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition.

4/2/2012

Early Learning Labs announced that it has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to provide myIGDIsTM – a comprehensive solution for measuring the growth and development of preschool-aged children.

4/2/2012

In December, Congress slashed funding for Advanced Placement fee waivers for low-income students, leaving them scrambling to find the cash or forgoing the exams.

4/2/2012

Teen drivers could take online driver education courses instead of attending driving school to get their driver's licenses in New Hampshire under a bill being considered by the Senate.

4/2/2012

Connecticut’s regional vocational-technical school system will be receiving over $9 million in funding for equipment and construction repairs.

4/2/2012

When Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson created a task force to cool down a brouhaha over a new school grading formula, he tapped Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho and other superintendents, principals, teachers and parents.

4/2/2012

Chardon Local Schools Superintendent Joseph Bergant II is extending his time with the district.

4/2/2012

The first round of negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union went squarely to the district, which will get its way in weighing student performance more heavily in teacher evaluations.

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