K12 Headlines

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

3/1/2012

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

3/1/2012

Some Chicago students will leave their high schools equipped with a diploma, a degree and a promise of a job interview.

3/1/2012

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state officials violated the law last summer during a takeover of the Bridgeport public school system.

3/1/2012

To help school leaders address student safety, Awareity has released their latest Executive Briefing, 12 Tips for School Leaders in 2012. 

3/1/2012

Certified Learning System announces the release of Read Quick-Learn Quick 3-Step System for decoding words. 

3/1/2012

Target donated $500,000 to ServeMinnesota to expand the Minnesota Reading Corps program to Washington, D.C. and Denver schools. 

3/1/2012

Blackboard announced new integrations that enable the Blackboard Collaborate platform to be used seamlessly with an even broader range of learning management systems. 

3/1/2012

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

3/1/2012

Public schools throughout the country are not harmed by school choice programs as most of their costs are flexible and can change with student enrollment, according to a new report issued by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

3/1/2012

About 6,500 students in four city grammar schools took home new menus yesterday to replace the ones they got on Monday which school officials say listed "KKK Chicken Tenders" by mistake.

3/1/2012

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday expressed disappointment that lawmakers have “watered down” the wide-ranging education reform proposal he introduced last month.

3/1/2012

The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.

3/1/2012

Prince George’s County education leaders said Tuesday evening they are moving ahead with various school construction projects in southern Prince George’s.

3/1/2012

If you want to talk about schools, the top guy to talk to is Arne Duncan. Tuesday morning, he met with about 400 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Denver to have a conversation about fixing slumping schools.

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