K12 Headlines

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

1/24/2012

New York's education commissioner says there will be more pressure on school districts to more seriously merge and consolidate services as the gap is expected to steadily grow between district expenses and revenues, especially as a new property tax cap law kicks in this year.

1/24/2012

School officials in Vermont’s largest city are considering providing portable computers or iPads to all 1,900 middle and high school students in the Burlington district.

1/24/2012

Chessi Oetjens loves used her iPad in the classroom. It cuts down on paperwork. She can access her school computer from anywhere. The third grade teacher at Arborwood South also loves how the device excites her students.

1/24/2012

High school buildings these days just aren't what they used to be — and that's an intentional change by districts to benefit students, taxpayers and the environment.

1/24/2012

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller financial responsibilities start creeping into their lives.

1/24/2012

The new Lightweight Personal Multimedia Stereo Headset from Califone International, Inc., gives educators a high-quality and cost-effective audio solution that’s also comfortable for extended daily student wear.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Raymondville’s graduation rate has climbed from 68% in 2009 to 84% currently, while the annual dropout rate has plummeted to 1.7%, down from 8% in 2008-2009 with the help of SureScore.

1/23/2012

The Funding Year 2012 Form 471 filing window is officially open and applicants can now begin submitting applications for the upcoming funding year. The filing window will be open for 72 days, closing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1/23/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of a new study guide to help students prepare for the Lower Level Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

1/23/2012

One example of schools educating their students about financial literacy is in VA – where learning company Pearson has created a comprehensive set of personal finance materials, aligned to the state’s newly created financial and economic academic standards.

1/23/2012

Six months after barely closing a $712 million deficit, Chicago Public Schools officials have spent nearly $10 million that has not yet been budgeted in their aggressive push to lengthen the school day.

1/23/2012

A plethora of educational issues will dominate the Colorado political landscape in 2012. Most of them will produce conflict due to competition for limited resources and, in particular, participants with dramatically different educational philosophies.

1/23/2012

Democratic state lawmakers are entering this year's legislative session with a package of bills they say will raise Utah from the bottom of national public education rankings.

1/23/2012

Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.

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