K12 Headlines

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration plans to release the long-awaited details of his plan for overhauling how Kansas finances its public schools this week amid skepticism about his ability to keep his promises to protect rural schools and prevent any local districts from losing state aid.

12/14/2011

Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to add 12 new charters, including more campuses for networks with less-than-stellar scores.

12/14/2011

Los Angeles Unified will weigh a ban on preferences like those at Larchmont and Los Feliz, which admitted some students in return for special services or volunteering by parents.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

For a generation of Newark, N.J. students, every education decision, including choices on curriculum, spending and superintendent, has been made by state officials in Trenton.

12/13/2011

The Hastings Center and the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School are joining forces on a pilot project in which a group of high school students will engage in a dynamic, in-depth exploration of the use of medicine for human enhancement, a major topic in bioethics. 

12/13/2011

SureScore, provider of college readiness solutions, recently announced that CEO Andrew Vreeke has been singled out for his stellar leadership contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere by EdTech Digest. 

12/13/2011

Moodlerooms, Inc. recently announced that it has been honored across six different categories in EdTech Digest’s 2011 Awards Program, including Learning Management System, Social Networking and Open Source Solution.

12/13/2011

Users simply sign an electronic release and MotherKnows collects the records from any medical provider and converts them into a custom tailored health record with easy to read graphic displays of immunizations, growth charts, medications and more.

12/13/2011

Since well before the 2011 legislative session began, one question has dominated conversations about Texas' budget cuts to public education: How will they affect public schools?

12/13/2011

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

12/13/2011

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

12/13/2011

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

12/13/2011

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

12/13/2011

Blake Wilson, the director of the Mississippi Economic Council, is about as effective a salesman for the state as you will find. He’s a true believer in Mississippi’s potential, a fact that’s more noteworthy because he’s from out of state and therefore has been able to look past the stereotypes to see what’s possible.

12/13/2011

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

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