K12 Headlines

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

When Wisconsin extended the deadline for public school open enrollment, it was an effort to make it easier for parents to make the best choice for their kids' education.

3/20/2012

Seven months after Central Dauphin School Board decided not to renew Superintendent Luis Gonzalez’s three-year contract, moved him out of the administration building and gave him special assignments, the search for his replacement has gone into high gear.

3/20/2012

The number of "dropout factory" high schools in the United States is decreasing, according to a report from the Building a Grad Nation Summit being held this week in Washington.

3/20/2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his proposed education overhaul will address Connecticut's fluctuating four-year graduation rate by improving the state's low-performing schools.

3/20/2012

South Carolina school systems are fearful they are about to be handed a bill for tens of millions of dollars by the state legislature.

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo (Calif.), where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.

3/19/2012

In addition to complete registration opportunities, Follett recently announced it will make available single-day passes for its annual conference March 21-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

3/19/2012

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SME 100, a live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video, and computer-video signals. 

3/19/2012

Turnitin has launched a free webcast series to help educators teach students the importance of authentic writing and advance their writing skills. 

3/19/2012

Sixth graders at Langston Chapel Middle School in Ga. who used the Fast ForWord family of educational software products achieved substantial gains in reading and language arts on the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress, according to an independent study.  

3/19/2012

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

3/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

3/19/2012

The Common Core will replace Ohio's state standards adopted in 2002. Prior to then, local districts developed their own curriculum standards.

3/19/2012

Among the nation’s young people, those in the South suffer the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, according to a new study that finds little resistance among parents in the region for age-appropriate sex education in schools.

3/19/2012

The Cupcake Wars came to Public School 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in October.

The Parent-Teacher Association’s decision to raise the price of a cupcake at its monthly bake sale — to $1, from 50 cents — was supposed to be a simple way to raise extra money in the face of city budget cuts.

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