K12 Headlines

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

State officials are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy, a problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million, according to documents obtained by The Detroit News.

11/29/2011

The Scottsdale Unified School District will resume advertising on its school buses but will sell the ads itself and keep all the revenue, which could top $85,000 a month.

11/29/2011

Imagine a new school discipline system that allows educators to track the location and nature of student behavior problems over a period of time and use that data to more effectively police school grounds.

11/29/2011

Students at elementary schools in Amarillo, Texas, don’t get drawing lessons as a five-year-old finance plan from Republicans led by Governor Rick Perry hasn’t delivered funding needed to avoid cuts and improve education.

11/29/2011

Teach for America is doing all in its power to give students in Miami a better education.

11/29/2011

Through the years there have been many bitter teacher strikes and too many student protests to count. But a principals’ revolt?

11/29/2011

The Maryland State Department of Education announced a call for nominations for the fifth annual Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA).

11/29/2011

Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He's stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits — a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean.

11/29/2011

Students in the Madison School District's dual-language immersion program are less likely than students in English-only classrooms to be black or Asian, come from low-income families, need special education services or have behavioral problems, according to a district analysis.

11/29/2011

By implementing Schoolwires Centricity2, Higley Unified School District has greatly improved communication with its community while significantly reducing costs. Schoolwires Centricity2 is designed to be a transformational and unifying platform that goes beyond website and community management to address some of the most pressing challenges facing K12 education.

  

11/29/2011

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education announced that Read to Succeed will continue to award complimentary tickets to Six Flags theme parks to students across the country. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket.

11/29/2011

In order to accommodate the musicals, concerts, dance recitals, talent shows and much more that it holds throughout the academic year, Fort Zumwalt West High School in Missouri recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 32 audio mixing console.

11/29/2011

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released the 2010 U.S. Educational Technology Industry Market: PreK-12 Report. First in a series of SIIA market reports, the survey values the overall market PreK-12 non-hardware educational technology at $7.5 billion dollars—with content-related products representing 42 percent of that revenue.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs.

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