K12 Headlines

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

Education reform advocates joined more than 2,000 students and parents, as well as Governor Mitch Daniels and state legislators, in calling for expanded educational options at yesterday's "Ed Reform Rocks Rally" at the State Capitol.

2/17/2012

A statewide agreement announced Thursday will bring tougher teacher evaluations in public schools statewide and make student performance 40 percent of a teacher's grade.

2/17/2012

The Obama administration is focused on teaching again – but this time it’s hoping to reform the entire profession itself.

2/17/2012

Governor Pat Quinn officially announced Thursday that school districts statewide will receive a total of $623 million from Illinois Jobs Now! funding to construct new buildings or expand or update existing ones.

2/17/2012

The Hamilton County Health Department, responding to the measles outbreak in the county just north of Indianapolis, offered immunizations at his headquarters for students and staff from Noblesville schools.

2/17/2012

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending the state education board approve four new charter schools in Boston, Holyoke, Lowell and Springfield.

2/17/2012

Beginning July 1, 2012, Gaggle will include its Human Monitoring Service as a part of its subscription service in order to better protect students and allow educators to focus on teaching.

2/17/2012

The Nellons-Paige Group, Inc. an educational consulting group, has been hired by education software and services provider Revolution K12, a rapidly-growing web-based adaptive software division of Revolution Prep.

2/17/2012

Of all the factors that go into sustaining a vibrant culture, a thriving economy and a conscientious electorate perhaps none is more important than having a solid education system.

2/17/2012

Interactive textbooks for the iPad and other digital instructional materials from Pearson are taking center stage days after the U.S. Department of Education announced a move toward digital textbooks and other mobile learning technology for classrooms of the future.

2/17/2012

The Green Bay School District sent a letter Thursday to families of students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, noting teachers will continue to provide quality education while the school is under investigation for breaking security while administering standardized tests.

2/17/2012

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced the introduction of its CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N ultra short throw 3LCD projectors, three new models that offer upgraded features for enhanced flexibility and ease of use.

2/17/2012

In a series of four online School Improvement Network PD videos, Jamie Almanzan, coach with the non-profit National Equity Project, shares what he has learned after years of working with principals and other educational leaders on the issue of racial and cultural equity.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Capstone Digital's myON reader, the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia support, is now available on the Kindle Fire.

2/16/2012

AMX announced the AMX ResQ system for its Unified Campus Solution. AMX ResQ gives teachers a small, classroom-audio pendant – with built-in panic-button, to address the sudden conditions of a classroom threat or other emergency.

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