K12 Headlines

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Sixth graders at Langston Chapel Middle School in Ga. who used the Fast ForWord family of educational software products achieved substantial gains in reading and language arts on the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress, according to an independent study.  

3/19/2012

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

3/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

3/19/2012

The Common Core will replace Ohio's state standards adopted in 2002. Prior to then, local districts developed their own curriculum standards.

3/19/2012

Among the nation’s young people, those in the South suffer the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, according to a new study that finds little resistance among parents in the region for age-appropriate sex education in schools.

3/19/2012

The Cupcake Wars came to Public School 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in October.

The Parent-Teacher Association’s decision to raise the price of a cupcake at its monthly bake sale — to $1, from 50 cents — was supposed to be a simple way to raise extra money in the face of city budget cuts.

3/19/2012

The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of state taxpayer-funded pre-kindergarten classes.

3/19/2012

Rialto (Calif.) Unified School District has responded to a request seeking the number of complaints of teacher misconduct, becoming the second of 19 school districts to provide such a list for a special project by the Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.

3/19/2012

It's been a confusing few months for Calif. families with children who are turning 5 in November -- kids who, until this year, would have been eligible to start kindergarten.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Chicago Public Schools students will have the opportunity to attend five Early College STEM Schools that focus on technology skills and career readiness as well as earn college credits under a partnership agreement with five technology companies.

3/16/2012

ePals Corporation announced that its Children’s Publishing Division, formerly Carus Publishing, captured 13 awards of excellence at the 2012 Parents’ Choice Awards. 

3/16/2012

ETA/Cuisenaire, provider of hands-on learning products for math, science and literacy education, announced the launch of “VersaTiles Success Factor,” a contest to spotlight how educators are using the company’s popular and proven VersaTiles product.

3/16/2012

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

3/16/2012

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced year-long pilot programs of its Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad in school districts in New Jersey and Kentucky. 

3/16/2012

School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."

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