K12 Headlines

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Follett Software announced that Hunterdon Central Regional High School District in Central New Jersey has adopted Aspen, the company’s student information system.

7/25/2012

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

7/25/2012

The good news for the highest discount applicants is that USAC has notified the FCC that it has identified a total of $1.05 billion which are available to carry forwardfor E-Rate funding into subsequent funding years.

7/25/2012

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.

7/25/2012

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

7/25/2012

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

7/25/2012

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

7/25/2012

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor hired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to oversee its fledgling education technology division, now has a brand name of his own.

7/25/2012

The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.

7/25/2012

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

Observation 360, a tool in the teacher effectiveness system by School Improvement Network, receives a new set of features that allow administrators to create a personalized professional development plan for every teacher.

7/24/2012

Blackboard Inc. and Ingram’s Vital Source Technologies, Inc. announced a global agreement to give students and faculty one-click access to Vital Source’s industry leading e-textbook platform directly within Blackboard Learn.

7/24/2012

Classroom2Classroom, LLC announces the launch of their new online marketplace, www.Classroom2Classroom.com, that provides the K12 education community a platform to buy and sell new and used classroom library books.

7/24/2012

YourTeacher is proud to announce the release of their Algebra 1 iBooks textbook for iPad, available now exclusively on the iBookstore.

7/24/2012

Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings that have destabilized neighborhoods and caused layoffs of essential staff.

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