K12 Headlines

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

As a partner in this new initiative, Discovery Education will offer premier educational content, including video clips and digital lessons, to help harder-pressed children in K12 with their homework. With topics ranging from two-digit addition to presidential elections, proven resources for student success will be accessible free of charge to America’s neediest students and their parents.

11/2/2011

The Speak Up 2011 survey is now open. The annual survey about education and technology is facilitated through schools around the country. More than 300,000 K12 students, educators and parents are expected to participate again this year. The survey results provide important insights about education, technology and student aspirations to individual schools, state departments of education and national leaders.

11/2/2011

GlobalScholar recently announced that the Department of Education has accepted Performance Series as an approved test for schools applying for the Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Schools will be able to begin using Performance Series for the upcoming Blue Ribbon Schools application period, which opens in November.

11/2/2011

A popular after school program for children of working families known as New Jersey After 3, which had planned to shutter due to a loss of state funding, will continue its work through a new partnership with the state Department of Education, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.

11/2/2011

Shrimp ceviche with tostones and avocado. Sweet-and-sour wonton pockets. Pumpkin pot de crème with ginger biscotti.

That’s a small sampling of the menu planned for a fundraiser Tuesday, when South Florida celebrity chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Douglas Rodriguez joins culinary students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

11/2/2011

Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.

11/2/2011

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has asked the Kansas City school board to consider giving up control of the district Jan. 1.

11/2/2011

Selling out, cashing in and calling it a day seems to be many startup founders' dream these days. And in a shaky market, who can really blame them?

11/2/2011

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.

11/2/2011

In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes.

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

11/1/2011

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

11/1/2011

Independent research recently confirmed that 422 Title 1 schools significantly and consistently outperformed their non-Title 1 peers, experiencing dramatically higher gains in test scores than any other schools. The achievements were thanks to many factors, including talented teachers, passionate administrators, and students who had a desire to learn. But there was only one common denominator: On-demand professional development with PD 360.

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