K12 Headlines

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

The vast majority of voters, from the cities to rural towns, give high marks to Connecticut's public schools and teachers, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are currently considering a major overhaul of the system.

3/21/2012

New rules now in place in at Georgia high schools will affect every summer football practice.

3/21/2012

Two controversial, failed bills that would have allowed Florida charter schools to grab a good chunk of public school construction money and, potentially, some public schools themselves likely will re-emerge next year.

3/21/2012

A controversial 2009 bus contract between a private company and Attleboro Public Schools violated at least one state law, according to a letter sent to Superintendent Pia Durkin earlier this month by Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.

3/21/2012

Fewer North Carolina children are being paddled, an increasing trend after one of the school districts that most often used corporal punishment dropped the practice this month.

3/21/2012

The city school system will get $2 million to plan replacements for Asheville Middle School and Isaac Dickson Elementary School, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday.

3/21/2012

Salem's school superintendent says boneless lean beef trimmings, also known as "pink slime," are probably being served in Salem school lunches, but he doesn't think there is any health risk to students.

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.

3/20/2012

Lexia Learning announced that Lexia Reading, one of the nation’s most highly regarded reading software programs, has been endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. 

3/20/2012

Xerox’s newest series of light production devices – the Xerox D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printer and D110/D125 Printer – deliver sharp black-and-white image quality with speed and efficiency.

3/20/2012

To assist states and school districts as they undertake the critical task of developing and launching next-generation educator effectiveness systems, Pearson unveiled a new guide, "Evaluating Teachers and Principals: Developing Fair, Valid, and Reliable Systems."



3/20/2012

PLATO Learning announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archipelago Learning, an award-winning software-as-a-service provider of supplemental education products. 

3/20/2012

L.A. school officials have a chance to apply directly to the government for education grants. They shouldn't squander it.

3/20/2012

As educators, policy makers, and other leaders gathered in Washington on Monday for the Building a Grad Nation Summit, it’s no surprise that one of the first people they heard from was AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson.

3/20/2012

There are profound and positive changes taking place among Latinos in America today. We represent the fastest-growing and largest minority population in the country. Over the past decade the number of Latinos has increased nearly 50 percent in the United States with one in every four children in America being Latino.

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