K12 Headlines

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

The state Department of Education today released a best-to-worst ranking of Florida's 3,078 public schools - and a number of Palm Beach County schools made it to the top of the lists.

1/31/2012

Updated state rules mean that public schools in Michigan must offer all-day kindergarten to receive full funding for each kindergarten pupil starting in September.

1/31/2012

It's a Tuesday morning in January, and seventh-grader Katerina Christhilf is learning algebra. But it's no ordinary class. This one takes place entirely online, led by a teacher a few miles away.

1/30/2012

1/30/2012

As teachers make plans for Black History Month in their classrooms in February, Scholastic has built a robust set of free resources available on Scholastic.com to help teach students about the African American experience.

1/30/2012

Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), RMC Research Corporation and Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have received a contract from the Department of Education to form the Regional Educational Laboratory – Central at MRL.

1/30/2012

DYMO/Mimio released its most innovative educational software yet– MimioStudio 9 software featuring the ground-breaking MimioStudio ActivityWizard at the 2012 FETC tradeshow.

1/30/2012

Employees of the Burleson Independent School District, a small urban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have improved teacher practice with School Improvement Network's PD 360.

1/30/2012

Representatives of environmental crusader Erin Brockovich and an accompanying group of reporters were ordered off the grounds of LeRoy Junior-Senior High School on Saturday in an episode connected to a cluster of students there with unusual neurological symptoms.

1/30/2012

There’s a new battle brewing in America’s classrooms, and while it doesn’t have the religious implications of the evolution vs. creationism debate, it has prompted several state legislatures and local school boards to get involved.

1/30/2012

Paul Howard-Jones thinks he knows the answer to a question that has long puzzled both parents and professors: Why is it that the same teenagers who turn sullen and despondent when faced with a half hour of learning French verbs or organic compounds are happy to spend hours mastering the computer game Minecraft’s physics engine or the counterfactual history in Call of Duty?

1/30/2012

The Oakland school board rejected the charter school petitions submitted by the faculties of ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, public elementary schools in the Fruitvale area that want to secede from the school district.

1/30/2012

The curved glass and metal front of the Alamance-Burlington School System Career and Technical Education Center isn’t quite futuristic enough to be described as Jetsons-style architecture.

1/30/2012

Asking families to buy their own educational technology runs counter to the normal way of doing things in public education.

1/30/2012

Hitting the books has become as hard as the current economic situation.

1/30/2012

Thousands of parents waited in line Saturday morning for an education fair aimed at Hispanic families hosted by the Austin Independent School District.

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