K12 Headlines

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

1/2/2012

Six suburban school districts were disappointed by a Jackson County judge’s decision Friday against temporarily halting the transfer of students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools to outlying districts.

1/2/2012

A year ago at this time, a spirit of revolution was in the air around the Cobb school board.

1/2/2012

We may finally get some answers as to what's been going on inside the DeKalb County School System over the years.

1/2/2012

When Connecticut teacher Larry Shortell talks with his students about cultures and traditions in other countries, he can do more than check a textbook for background. He can consult his own memories gathered in trips to all 50 states, more than 80 nations and every continent.

1/2/2012

One of the many reasons that people have lost trust in our nation's economic and political system is the inequality of economic opportunities afforded to our citizens.

1/2/2012

It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

1/2/2012

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

Blackboard announced that Blackboard Connect 5, the latest release of its leading mass notification service, has reached an important milestone: after just 90 days in the marketplace, the service now serves clients representing more than 1 million community members.

12/23/2011

Follett Software Company released Destiny 10.0, featuring more than 50 new enhancements and features designed for the 21st century learner, including the eagerly anticipated Destiny Quest Mobile App providing users 24/7 mobile access to their school library.

12/23/2011

Games-based learning app provides anytime, anywhere fundamentals and algebra practice for students and adults.

12/23/2011

Christina School District has chosen ASCD as its new professional development partner for about 2,500 staff members.

12/23/2011

Days after Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced early childhood education will be part of his 2012 education reforms, a state nonprofit said more children in low-income families need access to education and was criticial of the state's patchwork of programs.

12/23/2011

The Cherokee Nation lost more than $500,000 in scholarship money after losing 318 CN scholarship recipients during the 2010-11 academic school year, the period for which the latest figures are available.

12/23/2011

And now, for some good news about education in Minnesota. December has been a good month for the state, with word that three separate streams of federal dollars are flowing into the state to improve our education system.

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