K12 Headlines

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

A total of 59 employees of the Ann Arbor Public Schools earned more than $100,000 in 2010, the most recent data that's available.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

A survey by Intel Corporation found that a lack of familiarity with the profession is a significant barrier to getting American teenagers to pursue engineering careers. Yet, exposure to any facts leads more than half of teens to say they are more likely to consider engineering as a career.

12/19/2011

Worth Ave. Group is pleased to announce the official launch of its 'Technology in Education' grant giveaway program, which is designed to advance educational opportunities with technology across K12 schools nationwide.

12/19/2011

Maryland has won as much as $50 million to build up its early childhood education programs, one of just nine states splitting $500 million from the federal government.

12/19/2011

Kristen Greco, a teacher working to build literacy skills in poor and minority sixth through eighth grade students at a Bronx, NY charter school, will receive 30 year-long subscriptions to Pearson's innovative reading and writing comprehension tool, WriteToLearn

12/19/2011

The non-profit education researcher MIND Research Institute announced significant success by the Santa Ana Unified School District in closing the math achievement gap of its predominately minority, high English learner student demographic.

12/19/2011

On Dec. 14, the Jacksonville (Fla.) School District 117 Board of Education voted unanimously to put a County School Facilities Tax question on the ballot for the March election.  

12/19/2011

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

12/19/2011

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

12/19/2011

For the New Jersey State Department of Education, the cost of withholding public information from the public has a steep price tag: $40,290.80.

12/19/2011

Florida is poised to ratchet up its standardized testing system, making it tougher for students to pass key math and reading exams.

12/19/2011

Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of “disruptive” education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard.

12/19/2011

If you live in California and your children ride a school bus, Governor Jerry Brown took away state funding for such transportation this week in his “trigger” budget cuts.  

12/19/2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has lauded the District's efforts on early-childhood education. The District of Columbia was one of 37 applicants – including 35 other states and Puerto Rico – that competed for the White House's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grants.

12/19/2011

The Newton (Mass.) public schools have embraced inclusive classrooms for special education students, but a new report questions whether the district is getting the best results for the tens of millions of dollars it spends annually to educate children with learning disabilities.

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