K12 Headlines

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

2/2/2012

The education goal set by the Oregon legislature in 2011 is clear.

But the way the goal is to be reached is still cloudy and will come into sharper focus during this year's legislative session, which begins today.

2/2/2012

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he wants all students to have digital textbooks within five years and challenged industry and state leaders to spur the market.

2/2/2012

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

2/2/2012

Milwaukee Public Schools is stepping up security after a rash of fights where police officers were injured trying to break up students. Two of those incidents happened at Madison High School.

2/2/2012

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

2/1/2012

2/1/2012

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., will present at the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit July 16-17th.

2/1/2012

eBOARDsolutions is pleased to announce that their web-based suite of tools, eBOARD, has been selected by the Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center as the best tool for streamlining board of education operations to offer to their member districts and BOCES in New York.

 

2/1/2012

Investigating Biology through Inquiry and Organic Chemistry with Vernier use real-world data to teach students key scientific concepts.

2/1/2012

Lexia Learning announced that its Lexia Reading software program was honored with three significant awards from District Administration, eSchool News and EdTech Digest.

2/1/2012

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

2/1/2012

He lives on the other corner of the continent. He has a bit of a "Google problem." But the Anchorage School Board says a former Florida superintendent looking to make Alaska his last stop in a long career is the best pick to serve as CEO of the city's schools.

Board president Gretchen Guess announced Jim Browder as the new district superintendent Tuesday, praising the 64-year-old's record of boosting test scores, weathering spending cuts and steering a school system 50 percent larger than Anchorage.

2/1/2012

From playing math games to editing writing assignments, interactive white boards are engaging students in their work at Spring Street School in Massachusetts.

2/1/2012

A group of New Jersey residents are in the early stages of gauging the public’s opinion about the idea of founding a charter school in Freehold Borough.

2/1/2012

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

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