K12 Headlines

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

3/8/2012

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/8/2012

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

3/8/2012

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

3/8/2012

The Utah Legislature has passed a controversial bill mandating an abstinence-only sex education curriculum for Utah public schools or allows schools to drop the subject altogether.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

Schoology, developers of the free, cloud-­based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced a $1 million investment from Cempaka Schools in Malaysia and a partnership to jointly promote increased usage of the Schoology platform in schools throughout Malaysia and Singapore.

3/7/2012

ASCD is pleased to announce it has made a variety of free professional development content available on the new iTunes U.

3/7/2012

BenQ America Corp. introduced its new MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ interactive short-throw projectors with ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.37 and 0.49, respectively. 

3/7/2012

Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.

3/7/2012

Created by Honeywell and NASA in 2004, FMA Live! is a hip-hop science education program designed to excite middle school students about science and math by teaching Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion in an innovative, entertaining, and memorable way.  

3/7/2012

City Department of Education officials quietly gave back a $7.5 million state schools grant last week because they say they couldn’t reach a required deal with the teachers’ union.

3/7/2012

A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building.

3/7/2012

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

3/7/2012

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to turn many of its 700,000 students into "smart sensors," to help keep the school facilities running smoothly.

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