K12 Headlines

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

The Iowa City school board has set aside plans to redraw some school boundaries, a process that had been debated the past couple of months.

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/16/2012

After conceding that poor communication with teachers could have contributed to an unprecedented drop in writing scores statewide, the Florida state Board of Education voted to lower the passing mark for the test.

5/16/2012

Seniors at Escondido Union High School District are learning literature in a whole new way this year with customized texts developed by school leaders and the education company Pearson.

5/16/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to increase the number of cyber charter schools and opened up eligibility for dual enrollment programs.

5/16/2012

Daily operations and classroom lessons will not feel different to students returning to Massachusetts schools this fall when the No Child Left Behind waiver goes into effect.

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

Since launching in July 2011, the Ed‐Fi Tool Suite, including the data standard and dashboards, has gained significant momentum in K12 education among state education agencies, school districts and vendors.

5/15/2012

This release will give quicker access to meeting agendas and a cleaner, more modern interface that will allow users to simply swipe a finger to move from one agenda item to the next.

5/15/2012

The Benetech DIAGRAM Center has released an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities.

5/15/2012

Automated Logic Corporation recently honored its top distribution offices at its Annual Meeting in Chicago. 

5/15/2012

A new study found one in three young adults with autism had no post-secondary education or employment in the years after graduating from high school.

5/15/2012

At East Stroudsburg School District, business manager Patricia Bader oversees a reserve fund balance — one of the largest among the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.

5/15/2012

It's graduation season, and new research offers yet another reason to congratulate someone who has completed at least nine years of education: They're likely to live longer.

5/15/2012

Higley Unified School District officials were able to increase this year's budget by close to $2 million mainly because of the largest student growth the district has had in years.

5/15/2012

About 9,000 Cincinnati Public School students are seeing an anti-bullying documentary that stirred debate over its initial rating restricting children under 17 from seeing it without an adult.

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