K12 Headlines

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

Schoology, developers of the free, cloud-­based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced a $1 million investment from Cempaka Schools in Malaysia and a partnership to jointly promote increased usage of the Schoology platform in schools throughout Malaysia and Singapore.

3/7/2012

ASCD is pleased to announce it has made a variety of free professional development content available on the new iTunes U.

3/7/2012

BenQ America Corp. introduced its new MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ interactive short-throw projectors with ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.37 and 0.49, respectively. 

3/7/2012

Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.

3/7/2012

Created by Honeywell and NASA in 2004, FMA Live! is a hip-hop science education program designed to excite middle school students about science and math by teaching Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion in an innovative, entertaining, and memorable way.  

3/7/2012

City Department of Education officials quietly gave back a $7.5 million state schools grant last week because they say they couldn’t reach a required deal with the teachers’ union.

3/7/2012

A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building.

3/7/2012

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

3/7/2012

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to turn many of its 700,000 students into "smart sensors," to help keep the school facilities running smoothly.

3/7/2012

It would be impossible to provide education for the estimated 3,600 students that could transfer to Clayton schools this fall under state law, the district’s interim superintendent testified this morning in St. Louis County court.

3/7/2012

Georgia is working to become the third state to bar illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.

3/7/2012

Edmodo is a startup looking to disrupt the education industry with its social networking tools for the classroom. 

3/7/2012

The Wichita school board voted unanimously Monday to close five schools, a decision one board member described as “heartbreaking.”

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

3/6/2012

Apex Learning announced new online courses specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.  

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