K12 Headlines

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

Rep. Michele Bachmann may have stepped aside last week in Iowa, but at least in terms of education her beliefs continue to be well represented among the remaining GOP candidates.

1/10/2012

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month.

1/10/2012

Georgia Senate Republicans got the 2012 General Assembly off to a quick start Monday, pushing through two education bills over objections from minority Democrats that they hadn’t received a proper airing.

1/10/2012

Students from three Santa Maria (Calif.) Joint Union High School District could gain access to a permanent, centralized space for their agriculture projects once district officials nail down a location.

1/10/2012

Some parents and activists have blasted the Gwinnett County (Ga.) School District for its response following reports that students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School received a math worksheet that used examples of slavery in word problems, according to local and national news reports.

1/10/2012

The state Board of Education has approved three charter schools proposed by school districts.

1/10/2012

Wyoming school districts reversed "top-heavy" staffing in their central offices in 2010-11, according to a report released earlier this month by the Wyoming Department of Education.

1/10/2012

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for revamping the No Child Left Behind Act. The bills would ease the federal government's grip on public schools, but are unlikely to be passed.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

As the Marion County School Board and Superintendent Jim Yancey continue to prepare for a proposed four-day school week, we are witnessing a public-policy travesty unfold.

1/9/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked a fight last week with what has long been Albany’s most powerful force: public schools.

1/9/2012

Merging the state’s 800-plus school districts into a more manageable number could cost nearly $4 billion, according to a recent report that may kill any chance that a commission looking for ways to improve Illinois education will recommend a major consolidation.

1/9/2012

CDW Government LLC and Discovery Education announced the launch of the 10th-annual sweepstakes program. The 2012 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award three grand prize 21st-century classroom technology packages.

1/9/2012

ASCD announces the release of seven new PD Online courses for educators integrating Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction. Each course is grade-range specific and provides actionable strategies.

1/9/2012

Panasonic announced the high-brightness, compact and portable PT-LW25H Series LCD projectors.

1/9/2012

The National Title I Association has named sixty-six schools as National Title I Distinguished Schools for their performance in 2011 for exceptional student performance overall, or for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

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