K12 Headlines

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

For the Volunteer State, the incredible Mega Millions jackpot run that ended Friday night resulted in more than 291,000 winning tickets sold in the state, including two who won $250,000 in Monteagle and Ardmore.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

An interim superintendent will lead Merrill Area Public Schools for another school year as the School Board continues its search for a permanent top administrator.

3/30/2012

The likelihood of a child’s being given a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder increased more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3/30/2012

To support professionals and parents committed to helping children with autism thrive, Brookes Publishing Co. is holding giveaways of professional libraries during Autism Awareness Month in April. 

3/30/2012

The Learning First Alliance welcomes Jim Kohlmoos to its Board of Directors. Kohlmoos recently became executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. 

3/30/2012

In the year since the New York State Board of Regents issued a mandate that all student Regents answer sheets be scanned, recorded and maintained electronically, Optimum Solutions Corporation’s Regents Scanning Solution has seen extraordinary growth in the number of N.Y. schools utilizing the scoring tool.


3/30/2012

Schoology, the innovative learning management platform that combines course management with secure social networking, was announced as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards given by the Software & Information Industry Association. 

3/30/2012

The proposed New York state budget being voted on in Albany this week includes the biggest increase in school funding in years.

3/30/2012

National competitiveness is the topic of the moment, but so much of the debate about it is conducted at 35,000 feet, at the policy level. In late March, I visited a place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where change is happening on the ground.

3/30/2012

The state's budget-writing committee poked another hole in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform agenda Thursday, as its recommended budget significantly cuts the funding to bankroll his plan. The Education Committee earlier this week downgraded the policy changes.

3/30/2012

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

3/30/2012

The Revere (Ohio) Local Schools Board of Education approved deleting unneeded items from the district’s inventory.

3/30/2012

The Maine Department of Education said it will no longer buy beef that contains Lean Finely Textured Beef, a cheap beef product known in the meat industry as "pink slime." It is used to bulk up hamburger patties and other ground beef products.

3/30/2012

A week after Lincolnwood voters soundly rejected spending $25 million on a new school, the superintendent and another top administrator have left their positions.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission will develop a blueprint detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to transform and improve American education. 

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