K12 Headlines

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

Three Kansas school districts have received some but not all of the waivers they sought from the No Child Left Behind federal education law.

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

Optoma has introduced its all-new EcoBright line of lamp-free, maintenance-free projectors. The EcoBright ZW210ST and EcoBright ZX210ST embrace the new Solid State Illumination technology. 

3/23/2012

North Carolina's 13-county Eastern Region's area educators and local businesses have partnered to implement Pitsco STEM labs to introduce students to skills used by the local workforce.

3/23/2012

PLATO Learning has introduced PLATO Virtual Academy, a flexible, standards-based solution that pairs rigorous, research-based courses with certified, online teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

3/23/2012

Califone has launched the JB310 Jackbox to meet the growing need to distribute audio (through connected headphones) to differentiated learning groups.

3/23/2012

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

3/23/2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan used Thursday’s appearance before a key House subcommittee to not only defend the Obama administration’s request for a $1.7 billion increase in school funding for fiscal 2013, but also to rip the GOP budget proposal laid out by Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this week.

3/23/2012

The Virginia Board of Education conducted a first review of a Fairfax County charter school application.

3/23/2012

The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.

3/23/2012

Talk K-12 education for more than five minutes, and inevitably, the conversation turns to charter schools - those publicly funded, privately administered institutions that now educate more than 2 million American children.

3/23/2012

A major part of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's education overhaul package appeared headed for passage in the state House Thursday night, but opponents weren't giving up as debate continued late into the evening.

3/23/2012

Federal education officials said they would investigate allegations by a civil rights group that black students in Jefferson Parish are being arrested at a disproportionate rate by law-enforcement agents who patrol public schools.

3/23/2012

The Obama Administration has spent $4.6 billion overhauling failing schools. But critics say the investment might not pay off in the long run.

3/23/2012

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

3/22/2012

3/22/2012

On May 1st, 2012, School Improvement Network will release the very first LiveBook, a new, interactive online professional development that will revolutionize the way books are published. 

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