K12 Headlines

10/5/2011

10/5/2011

Naviance has been selected by Baltimore City (Md.) Public Schools to provide Naviance Succeed [b][/b]to all high school students in roughly 50 Baltimore high schools. Naviance Succeed unites students, families, teachers, counselors and administrators in a collaborative partnership to promote, measure and improve college and career readiness.

10/5/2011

There is one major education reform in Mississippi that could be accomplished easily and would not cost anything - requiring that all school superintendents be appointed.

10/5/2011

As U.S. educators and policymakers seek ways to boost student achievement, perhaps it’s time to consider a new model, harnessing the power and popularity of technology.

10/5/2011

Wake County school administrators today said the new student assignment plan meets the fast-growing area's needs while letting families go to their closest schools and not worry any longer about their children being reassigned.

10/5/2011

The proposed salary system and high-stakes test for third grade students were the key topics discussed at Tuesday’s Iowa Education Reform Workshop at Grant Wood AEA.

10/5/2011

Later this week, parents will learn whether their children's schools are making passing grades.

10/5/2011

A two-year study of charter schools in Chicago indicates that many suffer from some of the same funding challenges as traditional public schools but that most charters are on sound financial footing.

10/5/2011

As part of an effort to combat school bullying, the Stillwater school district is holding a series of events this week to make students and faculty aware of the problem and its effects.

10/5/2011

The Nebraska ACLU is siding with a sixth-grade girl who said that her religious beliefs have been compromised because the Fremont Public School District won't let her go to class wearing a necklace that resembles a rosary.

10/4/2011

10/4/2011

In today’s world of public education, a child’s academic success and future prospects for happiness are determined by two narrow measures: their math and reading scores.

10/4/2011

Mercer Island needs new schools, say a group of community members, and the time to build them is now.

10/4/2011

A proposed regulation that could render some Issaquah (Wash.) and Lake Washington school district properties largely useless has been kicked down the road.

10/4/2011

Any student in grades K-12 who attends school in the U.S. is eligible to enter a digital video of 1-3 minutes in length. Students are to portray a historical character and will be judged on presentation performance, character and content accuracy, and content quality. Fall competition entries are due November 30, 2011. One student winner will be selected and will receive $500.

10/4/2011

Public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle. OverDrive has added Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network. This is a very significant step in a series of OverDrive WIN platform enhancements to streamline user experience and help libraries meet the increased demand for eBooks.

10/4/2011

A new service, CollegeSolved™, offers numerous resources to assist college-bound students, including a college search and comparison tool, a personality map that charts student traits at hundreds of campuses, a college recommendation engine, and data including expected graduate salaries and financial aid grants. Users can utilize their own social networks, like Facebook, through CollegeSolved to discover alumni and current students at their chosen schools.

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