K12 Headlines

3/14/2012

3/14/2012

The damaged stone veneer at the entrance of Camden's Lanning Square School at Fetters is enough of a hazard that repairing it is among 76 projects designated a high priority Monday by the state Schools Development Authority.

3/14/2012

In November 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education took virtual control of one of the worst school districts in the state, North Chicago School District 187.

3/14/2012

Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union wants lawmakers to increase public-school funding through charging more fees for gas drilling and by imposing new taxes.

3/14/2012

Recent articles and editorials touched on some of the relationship between school hours and suspension rates and teenagers' biological clocks and the benefits of keeping kids in school. But they omitted any discussion of how high school students should be spending their afternoons.

3/14/2012

Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee called Gov. Terry Branstad’s school improvement plan for Iowa “a step in the right direction” during a Monday meeting with Des Moines Register reporters and editors.

3/13/2012

3/13/2012

PD producer School Improvement Network has announced the May 1, 2012 release of LiveBook, a new online professional development tool that will change the way educators learn and interact.

3/13/2012

AMX announced the immediate availability of the enterprise-scale digital-signage software Inspired Composer 5.4, which simplifies two key tasks: monitoring and managing the digital signage network and creating and managing content.

3/13/2012

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform. 

3/13/2012

Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the first legislative session of his second term Monday afternoon, telling a newly elected Legislature that his effort to remake primary and secondary education in Louisiana is a moral issue.

3/13/2012

In the 1840s, Horace Mann, the great champion of public education, insisted that each and every Boston child – not just the wealthy or the talented – should learn how to draw.  Today, Boston is renewing this promise by reestablishing high quality arts education for all students as a core part of excellent schools.

3/13/2012

With barely 100 students, this patch of eastern Williamson County makes up a tiny piece of the "crazy-quilt pattern of small school districts" that, according to the Texas Supreme Court, blankets the state.

3/13/2012

Are teachers aware of their students' outside interests? Nearly 92 percent of Northwest (Texas) School District teachers think so. Only 28 percent of students agree, according to a survey both groups took last fall.

3/13/2012

Washoe County School Superintendent Heath Morrison is proposing bigger classes for high school students and using the last of several reserve funds to deal with a $40 million shortfall for the 2012-13 school year.

3/13/2012

One of the most important tasks for every Las Cruces (N.M.) Public School principal is building an annual budget for his or her school.

3/13/2012

Deborah Gist, Education Commissioner of Rhode Island said the many of Rhode Island high school students are not ready for college and she is working on ways to change that.

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