K12 Headlines

2/1/2012

2/1/2012

Investigating Biology through Inquiry and Organic Chemistry with Vernier use real-world data to teach students key scientific concepts.

2/1/2012

Lexia Learning announced that its Lexia Reading software program was honored with three significant awards from District Administration, eSchool News and EdTech Digest.

2/1/2012

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

2/1/2012

He lives on the other corner of the continent. He has a bit of a "Google problem." But the Anchorage School Board says a former Florida superintendent looking to make Alaska his last stop in a long career is the best pick to serve as CEO of the city's schools.

Board president Gretchen Guess announced Jim Browder as the new district superintendent Tuesday, praising the 64-year-old's record of boosting test scores, weathering spending cuts and steering a school system 50 percent larger than Anchorage.

2/1/2012

From playing math games to editing writing assignments, interactive white boards are engaging students in their work at Spring Street School in Massachusetts.

2/1/2012

A group of New Jersey residents are in the early stages of gauging the public’s opinion about the idea of founding a charter school in Freehold Borough.

2/1/2012

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

2/1/2012

Ohio education and food program officials want to increase the number of children in low-income areas who participate in a program that offers them free breakfasts or lunches during the summer, when they're not getting meals at school.

2/1/2012

As Mid-Columbia school districts wait to see if voters will renew their operations levies, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would prioritize K-12 education funding above all other state obligations.

2/1/2012

Newt Gingrich wants the U.S. to return to the moon, but as challenges go he has nothing on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's school reform plans.

2/1/2012

If Jane Cunningham gets her way, the class of 2013 would be the last to graduate from the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools.

2/1/2012

Tommy Mallon brought a crowd with him on his most recent trip back to his alma mater, Santa Fe Christian High School here.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

1/31/2012

Anti-bullying efforts in township public schools will continue, says Parsippany schools Superintendent LeRoy Seitz.

1/31/2012

Using version 11 of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software being released in spring 2012, StrataLogica will become the first web application to integrate with the latest version of the software used by SMART customers.

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