K12 Headlines

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

UCLA has its Pauley Pavilion, and USC boasts the Keck School of Medicine. Now, La Cañada Unified School District buildings and athletic venues may also bear the names of their most generous patrons as school officials get creative with fundraising.

10/28/2011

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

Peoples Education announced a matching grant program for educators in the six states that have been awarded Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants. The awards are aimed at advancing literacy skills, reading, and writing for students from early childhood through grade 12. The Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas Departments of Education will award sub-grants to local education agencies.

10/27/2011

The new version of Observation 360 recommentds training videos based on classroom observation results and is compatible with iPhones, iPad, Android phone and tablets. New features include the ability to watch PD 360 videos on the iPad, assign a target completion date and link up to three videos per question.

10/27/2011

President Obama will pitch a plan today to help ease the burden of loans on college students, as a new report shows that higher education is becoming more expensive for many young Americans.

10/27/2011

Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams.

10/27/2011

"How do we as parents get to the table?" That’s what parent and community organizer Carol Johnson wanted to know Tuesday night at a West Side forum that drew both supporters and skeptics of a longer day.

10/27/2011

After two decades of developing products and services for learners with special needs, PCI Education is looking ahead to the trends that will shape the next 20 years in special education. Since 1991, PCI Education has developed more than 200 special education products, helping students of all abilities succeed in school and in the community.

10/27/2011

The Beaverton School District's request for more money with Measure 34-193 presents voters with an interesting choice: Do we continue to support K-12 education with funds currently available and learn to live within our means? Or, do we approve an expensive levy?

10/27/2011

To expand the usability and flexibility of its Reflect Video platform, Teachscape has added the ability to upload video from most video-recording devices, including its new Mini Camera Kit, and to clip and share video examples of best teaching practices. These new features, along with Reflect’s existing functionalities, facilitate collaboration among educators.

10/27/2011

A Minnesota school district must report to the federal government any future allegations of harassment against Somali students as part of a tentative agreement to end a civil rights investigation, the district's superintendent said Monday.

10/27/2011

<p>Education Secretary Arne Duncan was in Wake County, N.C. yesterday promoting President Obama's jobs plan. He visited Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, where he talked about the importance of community colleges to the economic recovery.</p>

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

Sunburst announces the launch of its newest brand of digital instructional solutions: “English Spanish Success- ESS!”. ESS! is designed for the growing demand from educational communities looking for academic achievement solutions promoting student expectations for their Spanish heritage speaking learners.

10/26/2011

Naviance announced a new partnership with College Summit, a national nonprofit organization that partners with high schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment. College Summit member schools now have the option of accessing College Summit's curriculum and reporting capabilities through Naviance Succeed, a college and career readiness platform for schools.

10/26/2011

The United Way, the ACC and the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation are teaming up on the Healthy Teens program, a health and wellness literacy program to inspire students in grades 6 through 9 to build a better quality life for themselves and their communities. Six $500 grants will be awarded to middle schools within a 30-mile radius of Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University.

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