K12 Headlines

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

11/14/2011

ePals Corporation announced that its LearningSpace 2.0 social learning platform now provides embedded access to third-party applications -- starting with Microsoft Office Web Apps and Google Docs.

11/14/2011

Effingham County (Ga.) School District of Springfield recently partnered with Champion ONE, a global provider of carrier-grade fiber optic solutions, to optimize its fiber optic network while maintaining continuity of service and decreasing network-related costs.

11/14/2011

NEC Display Solutions Europe and Luidia Inc., the leading provider of interactive technology that helps the world capture and share content, announced that Luidia’s eBeam technology is featured in NEC’s newly launched NP01Wi line of interactive whiteboard kits.

11/14/2011

Rourke Classroom’s new My Science Library series taps into kids’ curiosity while building important science content knowledge. And, to support both English and Spanish readers from kindergarten to third grade, all 36 titles are available in both languages.

11/14/2011

To the public education advocates who released it, the survey painted a gloomy picture of schools in Wisconsin - reduced staff and bigger class sizes in many districts, all as a result of state budget cuts.

11/14/2011

Stage another “sick out” protest, and you will be terminated. That’s the message Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District transportation officials have for bus drivers who are unhappy with both the district and their union.

11/14/2011

Government health experts recommended that all children be tested for high cholesterol before they reach puberty, in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease.

11/14/2011

Not all Ohio public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

11/14/2011

The No Child Left Behind Act drove schools to slash programs that don't directly contribute to the goal of higher achievement in reading and math. The technology revolution, with its emphasis on math and science, has further pushed us to prioritize those disciplines.

11/14/2011

Nov. 13 to 19 will mark the 90th annual observance of American Education Week -- a time for recognizing our public schools and the relationships between teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

eScholar announced that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected eScholar Complete Data Warehouse for PK-12 to provide a statewide, district-facing warehouse available to every district in the state. eScholar provides a longitudinal data foundation that captures up-to-date data from various sources to improve the education process and results. 

 

11/10/2011

Gov. Deval Patrick wants all children in Massachusetts to be proficient in reading by the third grade.

11/10/2011

Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.

But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.

11/10/2011

PLATO Learning announced Nov. 9 that it is acquiring Educational Options, Inc. (EdOptions™), an award-winning education technology firm based in Falls Church, Va., to enhance its comprehensive portfolio of education solutions.

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