K12 Headlines

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

The Oakland (Calif.) School District is closing five elementary schools next year. Two of its other elementary schools might be converted into independently run charters, taking 800 children with them.

12/5/2011

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Seattle's school-assignment racial tiebreaker, the federal government issued new guidelines affirming that districts can consider race to help integrate schools.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

Staff Development for Educators is proud to announce its selection as one of a distinct group of preferred providers to deliver professional development workshops, and the only approved vendor to provide assistance in conference planning and facilitation to private schools within the Los Angeles (Calif.) Unified School District.

12/2/2011

Software Answers, Inc. announced new product packaging and an updated logo for its ProgressBook Suite of student, classroom and district management web solutions used by K12 public school districts, private schools, charters and education service centers.

12/2/2011

DYMO/Mimio has launched the “MimioConnect Winter Contest,” giving K12 educators a chance to win a new MimioView document camera just by submitting their best winter-themed lessons on MimioConnect.com, a free online community for educators.

12/2/2011

StudySync, an award-winning web‐based learning tool from BookheadEd Learning, LLC introduced the first of a dozen new SyncTV episodes, all crafted for middle school students.

12/2/2011

More than four out of 10 school-aged children in Milwaukee are living in poverty, a jump of nearly 10 percentage points from 2007, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau that underscore another effect of the Great Recession.

12/2/2011

The state House Education Committee voted Wednesday to allow more charter and cyber schools to open in Michigan.

Senate Bill 618, which lifts the state's cap on the number of charter and cyber schools allowed in Michigan, now goes to the full House. The Senate narrowly passed the measure in early October.

Wyandotte school Superintendent Carla Harting went to Lansing recently to oppose the bill, even though she said she suspects it will pass and be signed into law.

12/2/2011

Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

12/2/2011

A former Middletown City Schools contract employee now stands accused of stealing 400 laptop computers from the district. Middletown police are charging 29 year old Larry A. Osborne Jr with third-degree felony theft.

12/2/2011

If parents in St. Louis could send their children tuition-free to any public school in St. Louis County, suburban schools would have an additional 13,500 students in their classrooms, a study says.

12/2/2011

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

12/2/2011

Fox 29 viewers were shocked when we first reported former Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman filed for unemployment despite a $1 million buyout from taxpayers.

12/2/2011

Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled the next phase of their district reorganization, announcing they will seek to close two underperforming elementary schools and begin to phase out two troubled high schools next school year.

12/2/2011

The school board is close to adopting a policy that would make sure every student will be able to eat lunch at school, even if they don't have any money.

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