K12 Headlines

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced that Byrne Creek Secondary School in British Columbia, is the 2012 winner of the association’s Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award. 

3/29/2012

FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has introduced an easy-to-install WE-IPAD2-SLV iPad 2 enclosure designed to provide a secure, yet accessible housing for the versatile tablet. 

3/29/2012

ClassLink has partnered with SAGE Day Schools to create a secure and reliable cloud-based environment for SAGE Day’s three locations. 

3/29/2012

Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.

3/29/2012

Seattle school officials are using a $1 million grant to try to craft a comprehensive, K-12 arts curriculum — something that the district hasn't had in decades, if ever.

3/29/2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

3/29/2012

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants 60 percent of Hoosier adults to have some sort of post-secondary certificate or degree by 2025.  

3/29/2012

Millions of children in schools enjoy music each day by singing a song during circle time, learning to play an instrument, or singing a part in a chorus. This month, musicians and music educators celebrate Music in Our Schools Month sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

3/29/2012

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

3/29/2012

By the time the Howard County Board of Education made its final decision this week to offer its open superintendent of schools position to Renee Foose, its only other candidate for the position, S. Dallas Dance, had already accepted a similar offer from the Baltimore County Board of Education.

3/29/2012

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

3/29/2012

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Currently in development, this app is the only research-validated literacy program available on the iPad, and will provide the full functionality of Lexia Reading. The app will be available later this year. 

3/28/2012

Bookshare, the global leader in providing digital accessible books to people with print disabilities, announced its 10th anniversary this month. 

3/28/2012

Education leaders at Rock Creek (Kan.) Unified School District 323 expect recently completed energy efficiency upgrades to save the district nearly $154,000 a year and has won "Energy Efficiency Leader Award" from Trane. 

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