K12 Headlines

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

Luidia Inc. announced that eBeam technology can now be acquired by approximately 43,000 classrooms and 72 school boards throughout Quebec, increasing the global reach of the company’s technology.

2/13/2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Virginia Department of Education have partnered to conduct a first-ever 18-month pilot of HMH Fuse: Algebra 1, the world's only full-curriculum Algebra app for the Apple iPad.

2/13/2012

The penguin caused a stir when it arrived last month. Teacher Sarah Halon told her first-graders at Washington Elementary School that if they wanted to keep the bird, they would have to learn how to care for it.

2/13/2012

The reopening of an investigation into teacher misconduct at a high school in Hollywood and the initiation of another in Pacoima – both in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – is leading to concerns that the lewd behavior uncovered at Miramonte Elementary School might be more widespread than thought.

2/13/2012

Buying a home is the biggest investment most Michiganders will ever make. And a good many prospective homebuyers will want to know what kind of education their child will receive from a local school system before buying a home.

2/13/2012

Members and supporters of the Oakland teachers union picketed outside the Paramount Theatre this week. Michelle Rhee, one of the nation's most prominent school reformers, was about to address a sold-out crowd of 3,000 about the failures of the nation's education system and the importance of effective teachers.

2/13/2012

As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.

2/13/2012

High schools across Southern California are being raided by thieves searching for a very specific and peculiar item—a tuba. Just last weekend Bell High School lost two King brass sousaphones, each valued at $6,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

2/13/2012

If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

2/13/2012

Nancy Cooley has spent 20 years helping struggling young readers build a foundation for academic success.

2/13/2012

By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an 'A' by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.

2/13/2012

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Sopris Learning announces the launch of eSolution: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension, a supplemental resource that updates and extends The Six-Minute Solution paired reading to include complete vocabulary expansion and comprehension lessons. 

2/10/2012

Join the JCC in Manhattan N.Y. for an evening with former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Joel Klein, in conversation with John Merrow on Wednesday, Feb.15th, 7:30 - 9 pm.

2/10/2012

To date, 43 percent of Florida districts have implemented the Performance Matters assessment and data management system — with 14 of these 29 districts adding the system in 2011.

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