K12 Headlines

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

Shmoop features an extremely user-friendly “College 101” section that offers online resources to help prepare students for postsecondary education and breaks down the college application and entrance process.

11/28/2011

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Education released our state’s 2011 results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Tennessee students scored about the same as two years ago.

11/28/2011

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is trying to balance parental donations with the need for equal education opportunities for all.If a well-heeled neighborhood of Los Angeles wanted better police protection, would it be OK for the residents to donate money to their local police station so it could assign an extra patrol car to their streets?

11/28/2011

Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.

11/28/2011

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

11/28/2011

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

11/28/2011

Talking about a $2 billion deficit in Washington can seem unreal -- it's a number almost too big for the average person to imagine, but one that might have very real consequences for thousands of Tri-Citians.

11/28/2011

The contracts for next school year -- the ones that will actually provide the type of information parents need, such as which programs, curriculum and extracurricular activities will be provided -- will not be approved and made public until probably spring.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

In a move that brings vast digital educational resources together for teachers to use in the classroom, content shared through the Learning Registry will be accessible for free through PBS LearningMedia. A collection of resources, including photos, video, and audio files from federal organizations will now be easier to find, access and integrate.

11/23/2011

Promethean and the National Alliance of Black School Educators have equipped 20 classrooms at Eleanor McMain with modern, interactive learning technology. Orleans Parish Superintendent Dr. Darryl C. Kilbert and Eleanor McMain Principal Brigette Frick accepted the donation while attending the 39th Annual NABSE Conference in New Orleans, La.

11/23/2011

Addressing students’ 21st century learning styles, over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms.

11/23/2011

Two months after a Long Island high school graduate was arrested for taking college entrance exams for classmates, authorities are expected Tuesday to charge 13 additional students in connection with the widening cheating scandal.

11/23/2011

After years of ever-growing deficits, Detroit Public Schools broke into the black during the past school year, with a $43 million surplus, the district said.

11/23/2011

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

11/23/2011

West Virginia school superintendents have seen their paychecks increase over the past three years while teacher salaries have remained stagnant.

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