K12 Headlines

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

The head of Tennessee’s Achievement School District said Monday it will take over three low-performing schools in the Memphis community of Frayser.

2/29/2012

Casio America, Inc.’s Business Projector Division is pleased to announce that Karen Bessey, media coordinator/tech facilitator at Darden Middle School in Wilson, North Carolina as the winner of its Mobile Classroom Package, worth $12,500.

2/29/2012

Panasonic announced the PT-LZ370U, a full HD, 3,000 lumen LCD projector that delivers excellent image quality for applications such as lectures and presentations.  

2/29/2012

Autism Training Solutions teams with School Improvement Network to provide strategies for managing and teaching students with autism and other behavioral and learning disabilities. 

 

2/29/2012

In the free white paper, co-authors Peter Rillero, Ph.D. and Helen Padgett, Ph.D. describe “deep conceptual learning methods” and how these methods can help students meet more rigorous standards in math and science. 

 

2/29/2012

The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to revamp the school grading formula - but made significant changes to the original proposal, which had unleashed a barrage of criticism from parents, teachers, superintendents and business leaders.

2/29/2012

This month alone, at least four shootings of students have occurred in schools across the country, including Monday's deadly attack outside Cleveland, Ohio.

2/29/2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting in Denver this morning, answering questions from the community about the federal role in Colorado's education reforms which are hailed as leading the way for the nation.

2/29/2012

New York City churches meeting in the city’s schools have won a major victory over the board of education, as a judge ruled that all congregations impacted by her injunction barring the city from evicting churches are covered by the verdict — and not just the main congregation named in the suit.

2/29/2012

Public school students showed slight improvement this year in two annual assessments that measure high school and college readiness, the Kentucky Department of Education reported Tuesday.

2/29/2012

The No Child Left Behind Act set national standards for student progress and an annual testing regime to measure it when the federal law was passed in 2002.

2/29/2012

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

2/29/2012

A school choice advocate says he's preparing to open three charter schools in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District and possibly two in St. Charles County if legislation passes allowing for charter school expansion in Missouri.

2/29/2012

As promised by House leaders, the constitutional amendment authorizing state charter schools was brought back for reconsideration; passing this time by a margin of three votes to be sent on to the Senate for action.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

At the end of a tumultuous week, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit at a storied South Side church on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turnaround struggling schools.

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