K12 Headlines

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

West Hartford already has many of the components in place to align the district’s technology goals with the District Development and Performance Plan for Continuous Improvement, however, there are key elements that need to be implemented to fully ready the schools – and the West Hartford community – for 21st Century learning, according to the "Technology Blueprint" presented Tuesday night to the Board of Education.

12/9/2011

The school district this week launched a pilot program giving 53 students at Sherwood Middle School new iPad tablets for learning in the classroom and at home.

12/9/2011

The Detroit Public Schools performance on a national academic test inched up this year, but the district continues to rank worst among large cities in reading and math, results released Wednesday show.

12/9/2011

Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors in the 2011-12 school year, an estimated increase of 200,000 students.

12/9/2011

Large urban school districts have made steady progress on national elementary school math and reading exams over the past nine years but continue to score far below national averages, according to federal data.

12/9/2011

The Seattle School Board that met for the first time Wednesday may not look much different from the previous one, but it's likely to pursue an agenda that could significantly change how the city's schools are run.

12/9/2011

Passing the FCAT is about to get harder.

12/9/2011

A Silicon Valley education start-up is getting a big vote of confidence from two venture capitalists who have veritable PhDs in social networking.

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12/8/2011

Hitachi America, Ltd. recently introduced its CP-RX94 3LCD projector, which is ideal for education and on-the-go applications and combines ease of operation with a host of useful features including HDMI connectivity.

12/8/2011

Recognizing the challenges that educators face in improving collections in a tight economy, Mackin Educational Resources has developed two free BookTalk Now! webcasts highlighting the newest titles from the Fall season.

12/8/2011

The School Newsletter Company helps maintain the lines of communication with parents while at the same time generates much needed revenue to help schools fund activities that have been reduced and/or in some cases eliminated due to recent budget cuts.

12/8/2011

PresenceLearning has been adopted by charter school organizations such as Aspire, Imagine, Leadership Public Schools, Mosaica, Thomas Edison and Ballington Academy to deliver speech-language therapy services to their special education students.

12/8/2011

In the art room at P.S. 188 in Bayside, Queens, a group of 9-year-olds was busily putting the finishing touches on an enormous poster for the fourth-grade play. Its topic: saving the Earth.

12/8/2011

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

12/8/2011

LANSING – State Board of Education members say they don't want the cap on so-called cyber charter schools lifted until the two existing schools can be studied and there are guarantees the schools follow the same rules as brick and mortar programs.

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