K12 Headlines

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.

10/26/2011

Learn360.com, an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, announces its newest series additions: Math Park and Write Right. Both series demonstrate innovative learning methods and strategies through streaming video with engaging characters and interactive concepts.

10/26/2011

A new study is sounding alarms at the quick expansion of virtual education programs in states like Florida, saying for-profit companies are pushing states to offer full-time virtual instruction paid for by state tax dollars with little research on the quality of these programs.

10/26/2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education are asking college students and their parents for help designing a worksheet on college costs.

10/26/2011

The new statewide school district for Michigan's worst K-12 schools is being funded by $2 million in private dollars pledged this year, making it the only district in the nation supported primarily by donations, experts said Tuesday.

10/26/2011

An Oklahoma Bible club, that tries to reach elementary school children with the message of Jesus Christ, is suing a school district for allegedly censoring their freedom of religious speech by preventing them from promoting the club within district schools, even though other community organizations are allowed to do so.

10/26/2011

The Massachusetts education board voted to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of academic progress.

10/26/2011

The Austin school district might move students out of schools but won't officially close campuses in 2012-13, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Monday during a school board meeting.

10/26/2011

If you have listened to the radio lately, you've probably heard advertisements touting the Florida Virtual School.

10/26/2011

A new sexual education curriculum provided by the New York City Department of Education is raising eyebrows among some parents concerned with the program's level of detail and overall message.

10/26/2011

The Occupy Wall street movement expanded to classroom politics, as a group disrupted a special meeting of the panel for education policy in Manhattan.

10/26/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/26/2011

California's elementary school teachers find little time to teach science, and when they do, they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped, according to a new study.

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